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Groundskeeping 101: Bring the Best Out In Your Property

Suburban House with Attractive Front YardWhen it comes to groundskeeping, it’s important to ensure that your property has a neat and attractive yard. A Viera rental property’s exterior is an important part of its curb appeal. This can help attract good tenants and sums up your property values. But it can be challenging to know what types of landscaping work best for a rental property and as well as how to properly maintain it. You’ll also need to be aware of what landscaping tasks you can reasonably expect your tenants to do and what you’ll need to have done professionally. To help make all of these decisions easier, we’ve put together a smart guide to making your property look its best and how to handle the long-term groundskeeping best.

Your Viera rental property’s front yard is one of the first things prospective tenants see. For this reason, your landscaping needs to be attractive. But too much landscaping or anything that looks hard to care for can drive prospective tenants away. So when it comes to rental property yards, minimal is better. A green lawn and some tidy flower beds can go a long way toward adding value and visual appeal to a rental property. At the same time, do everything you can to make your yard blend in with the rest of the neighborhood and appropriate for your climate. It is a worthy idea to choose plants that are hardy and native to the area, as well as being simple to maintain. This will make maintenance a much easier task going forward.

Once you have your landscaping installed, the maintenance begins. If your rental property is located in an area where native plants grow quickly, you’ll need to have a plan to maintain them clipped and tidy. Even in more arid places, however, it’s important to take steps to avoid letting your shrubs, trees, and other plants become overgrown. Overgrowth can cause a slew of other issues, including health issues with insects and other pests, root damage to walkways and driveways, and even roof and gutter damage. Regardless of the type of plants, your rental property’s landscaping has, you need to plan for proper maintenance.

Various landlords expect their tenants to maintain their rental property’s landscaping, which sometimes works out well for everyone. But some tasks are too dangerous or technical to leave up to the tenants. If your property has tall trees, expecting your tenant to trim them is unreasonable. It is also much safer to hire out tasks like aerating the lawn or even fertilizing or spraying weeds. Working with ladders, heavy equipment, or chemicals comes with inherent risks, some of which you may be held liable for if your tenant ends up injuring themselves. While your tenant can likely handle tasks like weeding flower beds and mowing the lawn, it’s best to hire or to have the professionals take care of the more dangerous aspects of maintenance that your landscaping needs.

Groundskeeping is a vast part of owning a quality rental property. But there are many decisions to make, and a lot of work involved in keeping it up, rather than attempting to accomplish everything oneself, consider hiring the Viera property management professionals at Real Property Management Brevard to help. We can get your rental property spruced up and looking great in no time and then ensure that it stays that way for many years to come. Contact us today to learn more about our quality services.

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