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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Cypress Rental Homes

Cypress 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 an attractive yard gives is important for Cypress rental homes. It contributes a great deal toward keeping your rental property occupied. However, the actual effort that one needs to maintain a nice lawn can be overwhelming 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 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. Removing leaves and debris is necessary because it clears up the soil to allow fertilizer and water to get into the soil below. 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 done in early spring, this helps prevent undesired weeds and crabgrass from growing; it also encourages new grass growth on the bare patches. Another application after six to eight weeks is usually recommended, so is a dose of 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. Leaving the grass to grow too much and then mowing it down too short could damage the roots and even kill the grass itself. 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, and also adjusting your lawnmower so that only the top third of the grass blade gets cut, will help may your lawn get nice and thick all summer long.

A lot of time and energy is required for proper lawn care. Even if your tenant has agreed to be responsible for lawn maintenance, you cannot be sure that they can do it consistently or that they know how to do it. Your tenants may not have the skill or experience required to take care of your Cypress rental home’s lawn.

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 the Real Property Management Republic, all of this is taken care of for you. We can help you select the best method of lawn maintenance that is suited to your specific needs. Also, more importantly, we will do regular visits to ensure that your lawns are maintained properly. Don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a ring at 281-362-5001 to know more about what we can do for you.

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