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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Michigan Park Rental Homes

Michigan Park Rental Property with a Well-Maintained Front YardA lawn that is beautiful, when it has an easily maintained landscape design, is something renters would be attracted to in their search for a rental home. The first impression that an attractive yard gives to a potential renter is important. It adds a lot toward keeping your rental homes in Michigan Park occupied. However, the work required to maintain a nice lawn can be overwhelming for some tenants. They like how it makes their rental home look, but they may not know how to properly care for a lawn or be willing to put in the amount of time and energy a healthy lawn requires.

The truth is that there is a substantial amount of necessary tasks that are needed to maintain a healthy lawn, some of them are seasonally specific. During the winter, lawns in most areas are dormant, a necessary defense against the cold. Spring’s warmer temperatures will bring a burst of fresh green grass and, at the same time, several important lawn maintenance tasks.

A whole-yard clean-up is an important first step in any lawn care. Cleaning up leaves and debris is essential because it lets the fertilizer and water to seep into the soil below. When it comes to warm-season grasses, they need to be detached and aerated in the springtime as well. Once cleared, detached, and aerated, a combination fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide should be applied to the lawn.

If done early in spring, this can deter weeds and crabgrass from taking root, and encourage grass to grow where there are bare patches. After six to eight weeks, another application is advised, as well as a dose of a broadleaf weed killer. Use of all of these chemicals can be hazardous if not applied or handled correctly. Because of this, these steps are usually a property owner’s responsibility and not a tenant’s.

Finally, to keep your lawn healthy all year, it’s essential to mow often and early in the spring. Permitting the grass to get too high and then trimming it too much can damage the roots, and it may even kill the grass altogether. When the first new growth appears, experts recommend mowing every five days or so for the first six weeks of spring, along with proper aeration at appropriate times. This, and also seeing to it that your lawnmower is adjusted so that the blades won’t cut more than the top third of the grass, will encourage a thick and full lawn that you can enjoy all summer long.

Lawn care, if you want to do it right, needs a lot of time and energy. Even if your tenant has agreed to be responsible for lawn maintenance, you cannot be sure that they can do it consistently or that they know how to do it. Your tenants may not have the skill or experience required to take care of your Michigan Park rental home’s lawn.

To keep your rental home’s lawn healthy, it’s important to do regular property evaluations that monitor its condition and progress from season to season. When you hire Real Property Management DC Metro, all of this is taken care of for you. We can help you pick the type of lawn maintenance that meets your needs best; perhaps even more importantly, we will also do regular visits to ensure that your lawns are being properly maintained. Don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a ring at 202-269-0303 to know more about what we can do for you.

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