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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Alpharetta Rental Homes

Alpharetta Rental Property with a Well-Maintained Front YardA great lawn, when combined with an easily maintained landscape design, can be very attractive to renters who are searching for a rental home to stay in. A beautiful yard plays a big deal in first impressions, and first impressions contribute a lot toward keeping your Alpharetta rental homes 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 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, to keep them thriving, must be detached and aerated in the springtime. Once cleared, detached, and aerated, a combination fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide should be applied to the lawn.

If the treatment is done in early spring, it can block the growth of weeds and crabgrass, and at the same time encourage new growth of grass in any bare patches. A second application is normally prescribed 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.

Lastly, to develop and maintain the health of your lawn all year, it’s critical to mow it 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, 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 agrees to take on the responsibility of maintaining your Alpharetta rental home’s lawn, you cannot be guaranteed that they will consistently do it or that they have the know-how to do it properly.

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 Executives Greater Atlanta, 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. If you want to know more about what we can do to serve you, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 678-504-8580.

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