Making certain that the yard of your Rockville rental property gets routine maintenance is just as critical as maintaining the interior. The point-person for making sure the landscape is well-maintained should be spelled out in the lease. However, many landlords wrongly assume that since their tenant agreed to care for the yard, that they will also edge, trim and complete the necessary but less frequent tasks, such as aerating the lawn every year. But because this activity takes special knowledge, skill, and equipment, chances are that it is up to the property owner to take care of it.
Aerating a lawn is an important part of keeping it green and healthy. Experts in the industry strongly suggest aeration once a year or more, especially if your rental property has soil with so much clay, is heavily used, or is otherwise tightly compacted. Aeration requires special tools, such as a machine that will cut a small round plug in the grass and dirt beneath and pull it out. There is also a device that makes holes in the ground with spikes, but this method, if not performed correctly, can actually make matters worse, and is not recommended.
The aeration process should be done because, over time, the soil gets too compacted that it will be difficult for water and fertilizer to reach the roots of the grass. If this happens, the grass would be unhealthy, changing color to yellow or brown, bare patches would develop, and the yard would be prone to disease and pests. Not doing anything won’t make the problem disappear. Even though you continue watering or mowing, none of it would help if the nutrients your grass needs cannot reach it.
This appears to be a lot of work. Why not leave this work to Real Property Management Capital, and also have them deal with all your other annual maintenance responsibilities instead? We perform regular evaluations on all of our properties to ensure that your residents are keeping up with the basic yard maintenance. But we also have connections to top lawn care pros and will handle all of the larger or less frequent maintenance items for you. To put it plainly, we desire what is best for you: to keep your rental home’s lawn thriving and its property value increasing steadily every year. 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 301-869-5001.
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