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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Orem Rental Homes

Orem Rental Property with a Well-Maintained Front YardA beautiful lawn, when partnered with an easily manageable landscape design, can be a great attraction when renters are picking a rental home. First thoughts and impressions are critical for Orem rental homes and an appealing yard can be of great value toward getting your rental homes picked and occupied. However, the tasks attributed to getting an excellent lawn can, every once in a while, be a revelation 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 reality is that there are a number of necessary duties and tasks that come with securing a healthy lawn, 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. Clearing leaves and debris is significant because it can enable the fertilizer and water to be completely absorbed into the soil below. Likewise, warm-season grasses should be dethatched and aerated in the springtime. Once cleared, dethatched, and aerated, a combination fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide should be applied to the lawn.

If treatment is done in early spring, this can help obstruct inessential weeds and crabgrass from establishing roots, as well as encouraging grass growth in any barren sections. A second application is usually advised at about six to eight weeks later, 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.

In the end, to have a healthy lawn for the entire year, it’s essential to mow repeatedly and early in the spring. Enabling the grass to spring up too high and then mowing it too short can wreck the roots, even kill the grass totally. When the first blades of grass crop up, experts encourage mowing every five days, more or less, for the first six weeks of spring, including correct aeration at apt times. This, incorporated with keeping the lawnmower adjusted so you are cutting merely the top third of the grass blade every time will ensure a thick, full-grown lawn all summer long.

Acceptable lawn care takes more time and energy to get right. Whether or not your tenant has consented to take charge of your Orem rental home’s lawn, there is no assurance that they will surely do so or that they will really know how to handle it adequately.

To continue to make your rental home’s lawn looking lively and healthy, it’s important to bring about periodic property evaluations that help you manage its condition and enhancement from season to season. When you enlist Real Property Management Utah County, all of this is taken care of for you. We can assist you in choosing the best system of lawn maintenance that is adapted to your needs and, probably the more important thing is, we will do standard checks to safeguard that suitable maintenance is brought about regularly. Would you like to know more? Please contact us online or by phone at 801-224-0033 for more helpful information.

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