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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for San Diego Rental Homes

San Diego Rental Property with a Well-Maintained Front YardAn attractive lawn, when combined with an effortlessly maintained landscape design, can be a huge invitation when renters are looking for a rental home. First feelings and impressions are essential for San Diego rental homes, and a delightful yard is of great value toward making sure that your rentals are tenanted. The actual tasks required for maintaining a lovely lawn can at times be astonishing 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 crucial jobs that come with setting up 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 are relevant because it makes it possible for the fertilizer and water to be completely absorbed into the soil below. Warm-season grasses should be dethatched and aerated in the springtime, also. Once cleared, dethatched, and aerated, a combination fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide should be applied to the lawn.

If executed in early spring, this can help hinder obnoxious weeds and crabgrass from being able to take root, along with boosting fresh grass growth in any barren locations. A second application is generally advised about six to eight weeks later, along with 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 support a healthy lawn all year long, it’s significant to mow regularly and early in the spring. Allowing the grass to flourish and grow too high and then mowing it too short can destroy the roots, even kill the grass completely. When the first shoot grows, experts suggest mowing every five days just about for the first six weeks of spring, along with acceptable aeration at precise times. This, combined with making sure the lawnmower is adjusted so that you are cutting only the top third of the grass blade will promote a thick, nice lawn all summer long.

Precise lawn care takes a lot of time and energy to nail down. Although your tenant has consented to take care of your San Diego rental home’s lawn, there is no guarantee that they will actually do so or that they will pay attention how to care for it suitably.

To maintain your rental home’s lawn in good health, it’s important to execute regular property evaluations that carefully check its quality and advancement from season to season. When you bring in Real Property Management Realevate Specialists, all of this is taken care of for you. We can aid you to find the most excellent method of lawn maintenance for your needs and, furthermore, we will do numerous checks to make sure that the exact maintenance is being executed. Would you like to understand more? Please contact us online or call our Mission Valley office at 858-997-2100 or our Temecula office at 951-461-0100 for more information.

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