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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Venice Rental Homes

Venice Rental Property with a Well-Maintained Front YardAn elegant lawn, when joined with an easily maintained landscape design, can attract renters who are looking for a rental home. The first impression an attractive yard gives is important for Venice rental homes. It contributes a great deal toward keeping your rental property occupied. However, the work demanded to maintain a fine lawn can often be overwhelming for a tenant. 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 if you’re serious about maintaining a healthy lawn (and you should be), you’ll need to accomplish a number of tasks– some of which 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. Dealing with leaves and debris is important since it enables your soil to absorb fertilizer and water better. Warm-season grasses 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 this treatment is done in early spring, it will prevent weeds and crabgrass from taking hold. It will also help the grass to grow in any bare patches. Another application after six to eight weeks is usually recommended, so is a dose of 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 make sure your lawn stays healthy all year round, it’s crucial to mow your lawn often and early in the spring. Leaving the grass to grow too much and then mowing it down too short could damage the roots and even kill the grass itself. 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, combined with adjusting your lawnmower to cut no more than the top third of each glass blade, will give you a thick and full lawn that you can enjoy for the whole summer.

To do lawn care right, you’ll need a lot of time and energy. 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 Venice 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 California Coast, all of this is taken care of for you. We can help you decide which method of lawn maintenance suits your needs best. Also, perhaps even more importantly, we will regularly check the lawn to make sure that proper maintenance is being done. Feel free to contact us online or by phone at 310-535-2150. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.

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