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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Morrisville Rental Homes

https://www.rpmraleigh.com/areas-we-serve/morrisville-property-managementA lovely lawn, when done with an easily maintained landscape design, can pull in many renters who are searching for a rental home. The first impression that an attractive yard gives a potential renter is important. It adds a lot toward keeping your rental homes in Morrisville occupied. But the work needed to maintain a nice lawn may be quite overwhelming for 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. Clearing leaves and debris must be done in order to allow the fertilizer and water to be absorbed into the soil so it could nourish the plants. As for warm-season grasses, they should be detached and aerated in the springtime too. Once cleared, detached, and aerated, a combination fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide should be applied to the lawn.

If this is done in early spring, it can help stop weeds and crabgrass from taking root, and it also encourages new grass growth where there are bare patches. After six to eight weeks, a second application is recommended, 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.

Lastly, to promote a healthy lawn all year, you need to mow often and mow early in the spring. Not mowing the grass and leaving it to grow too high is a horrible idea. If you mow it too short, the roots may be damaged and the grass may die 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, together with making sure the lawnmower is adjusted so that you’re removing no more than the top 1/3 of the grass blade each time, will encourage a nice, thick, and full lawn all summer long.

Good lawn care demands a lot of time and energy, especially if you want to get it right. Even if your tenant wants to maintain your lawn and agrees to take up the responsibility, there is no certainty that they will actually do so. There is also no guarantee that they have the knowledge and experience to be able to take good care of your Morrisville 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 Raleigh, all of this is taken care of for you. We can help you choose the method of lawn maintenance that best fits your needs. We will also do regular checks to make sure your lawns are being properly maintained. To know more about what we can do for you, please contact us online or give us a ring at 919-481-0008.

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