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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Cocoa Rental Homes

Cocoa Rental Property with a Well-Maintained Front YardA lawn that is beautiful, when it has an easily maintained landscape design, is something renters would be attracted to in their search for a rental home. A beautiful yard plays a big deal in first impressions, and first impressions contribute a lot toward keeping your Cocoa rental homes occupied. However, the work demanded to maintain a fine lawn can often 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 fact is that healthy lawns need to be maintained, and this implies that there are important tasks that need to be accomplished– 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. Taking out the leaves and debris needs to be done so the fertilizer and water could seep into the soil below and be absorbed by the plants in your lawn. 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 this treatment is done in early spring, it will prevent weeds and crabgrass from taking hold. It will also help the grass to grow in any 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 keep your lawn healthy all year, it’s essential to mow often and early in the spring. Not mowing the grass and leaving it to grow too high is a horrible idea. If you mow it too short, the roots may be damaged and the grass may die 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, coupled with making the necessary adjustments to your lawnmower so that it cuts no more than the top third of the grass, will encourage a thick and full lawn for the summer.

Lawn care, if you want to do it right, needs a lot of time and energy. 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 Cocoa 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 Real Property Management Brevard, 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. To know more about what we can do for you, please contact us online or give us a ring at 321-610-8022.

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