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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Texas City Rental Homes

Texas City Rental Property with a Well-Maintained Front YardAn elegant lawn, when joined with an easily maintained landscape design, can attract renters who are looking for a rental home. The first impression that an attractive yard gives a potential renter is important. It adds a lot toward keeping your rental homes in Texas City occupied. However, the work required to maintain a nice lawn can be overwhelming for some 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 truth is that if you want your healthy lawns maintained, you’ll need to do some important tasks– 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. Cleaning up leaves and debris is essential because it lets the fertilizer and water to seep into the soil below. As for warm-season grasses, they 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 done in early spring, this helps prevent undesired weeds and crabgrass from growing; it also encourages new grass growth on the bare patches. A subsequent application is usually advised 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.

Finally, to make sure your lawn stays healthy all year round, it’s crucial to mow your lawn often and early in the spring. Allowing the grass to grow too high and then mowing it too short can affect the roots and 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, combined with adjusting your lawnmower to cut no more than the top third of each glass blade, will give you a thick and full lawn that you can enjoy for the whole summer.

To do lawn care right, you’ll need a lot of time and energy. Even if your tenant agrees to take on the responsibility of maintaining your Texas City 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 Prestige, all of this is taken care of for you. We can help you decide which method of lawn maintenance suits your needs best. Also, perhaps even more importantly, we will regularly check the lawn to make sure that proper maintenance is being done. 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 281-532-5455.

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