Ensuring that your yard receives routine maintenance is very important. It’s just as important as maintaining the interior of your Holbrook rental property. The person assigned to maintain the landscape should be spelled out in the lease. However, many landlords mistakenly think that just because their tenants agreed to take on the responsibility of caring for the yard, that they’ll also edge, trim and complete the necessary but less frequent tasks, such as aerating the lawn every year. But because this activity takes special knowledge, skill, and equipment, chances are that it is up to the property owner to take care of it.
Aerating a lawn is an important part of keeping it green and healthy. Most professionals advise aeration once a year or more especially if the soil at your rental property has so much clay in it is heavily used, or is otherwise tightly compacted. Aeration requires special tools, such as a machine that will cut a small round plug in the grass and dirt beneath and pull it out. There is also a device that makes holes in the ground with spikes, but this method, if not performed correctly, can actually make matters worse, and is not recommended.
The aeration process is needed because when the soil becomes too compacted, water and fertilizer will have trouble going down to where the roots of the grass are located. If this were to happen, the grass may become unhealthy and turn yellow or brown. Your yard may develop bare patches and be prone to disease or pests. Ignoring the issue won’t solve anything. No matter how much watering or mowing you’d do, it won’t help if the nutrients don’t get to reach your grass.
This looks like it takes a lot of effort. Why not choose Real Property Management Landmark to do this and your other annual maintenance responsibilities instead? We perform regular evaluations on all of our properties to ensure that your residents are keeping up with the basic yard maintenance. But we also have connections to top lawn care pros and will handle all of the larger or less frequent maintenance items for you. To simplify it, we will work to achieve what’s best for you: to keep your rental home’s lawn thriving – and your property values increasing – for years to come. Please contact us online or call us at 516-522-2859 to learn more about how we can serve you.
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