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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Moorpark Rental Homes

Moorpark Rental Property with a Well-Maintained Front YardA lovely lawn, when done with an easily maintained landscape design, can pull in many renters who are searching for a rental home. A great yard gives off an extremely good first impression, and first impressions are very important for keeping your Moorpark rental homes occupied. But the commitment involved in maintaining a fine lawn can be overwhelming at times for the 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 fact is that there are important tasks that go together with maintaining a healthy lawn, and some of these tasks 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. Warm-season grasses 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, 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.

Lastly, to ensure the health of your lawn is kept all year round, you would need to mow often and early in the spring. Neglecting to mow the grass and allowing it to get too high is a bad idea because, if you mow it too short, it can damage the roots and 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 adjusting your lawnmower so that only the top third of the grass blade gets cut, will help may your lawn get nice and thick 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 Moorpark 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 Ventura County, 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. Don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a ring at 805-387-3682 to know more about what we can do for you.

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