When it comes to attracting new rental property tenants, curb appeal is more important than you would think.
A yard full of weeds represents a yard that isn’t very well maintained.
A weed-free lawn will boost your home’s curb appeal and give the impression of a healthy, green, well-maintained yard. However, getting rid of weeds isn’t the easiest thing to do.
Another perk of maintaining your lawn to keep it looking its best may increase the value of your home.
People nowadays are looking to live somewhere that not only looks great on the inside but on the outside too.
Tips For Keeping Up with Lawn Maintenance
Keeping up with the maintenance of your yard can be quite a daunting process.
However, if you want to impress potential tenants and increase the value of your rental property, it’s a good idea to put some time and effort into your front and side lawn as well as your backyard.
After all, your rental property’s curb appeal is the very first thing that touring tenants will spot, and sometimes, the first impression is based on the status of the front lawn.
Now, while it’s not necessary to put hours of work into your lawn each day or week, at least once a year you should prioritize an entire lawn makeover.
Aside from that, only regular lawn maintenance is needed, with a special eye on any weeds that pop up.
1. Extensive Maintenance Once a Year
While typically, it doesn’t take extensive maintenance regularly to keep your lawn in good shape, it would be wise to target the area once a year.
This is essential to make sure the lawn looks nice overall, is free of weeds, and the yard is free of branches or debris.
The maintenance that you should prioritize during this time may include fertilizing the lawn, adding soil amendments, or planting grass seed.
While these tasks don’t need to be done regularly, it’s a good idea to plan a weekend of rental property lawn maintenance once a year.
After all, the first step to a weed-free lawn is a healthy lawn with thick-growing, green grass.
2. Periodic Lawn Maintenance
Regular lawn maintenance, while not being the most fun task, is vital to holding your property’s overall value and curb appeal.
Luckily, the periodic lawn care that’s needed monthly or weekly isn’t as time-consuming as the yearly chores.
Throughout the year, according to the season and area in which you live, you’ll want to:
- Mow the lawn regularly
- Water the lawn
- Fertilize every so often
- Rake when necessary
- Implement weed controlling products if necessary
Again, according to the season and grass type, the maintenance that’s required may differ.
3. Cut Down on Weeds
It sounds pretty self-explanatory: You can achieve a beautiful weed-free lawn by making sure that the grass in your lawn is growing in full, healthy, and thick.
Small patches of weeds can be pulled directly from the ground. However, this doesn’t make them go away forever. A weed control substance may be needed in this scenario.
Contact Your Local Property Manager
Even if you have one property, keeping up with lawn maintenance along with the rest of the home seems like a ton of work.
If you own many properties, lawn care alone could practically become like a full-time job.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and think it would be wise to organize a third-party lawn care vendor or add lawn maintenance to your rental property contract, reach out to your local property managers for help today.