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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Kennesaw Rental Homes

Kennesaw Rental Property with a Well-Maintained Front YardA great lawn, when combined with an easily maintained landscape design, can be very attractive to renters who are searching for a rental home to stay in. The first impression an attractive yard gives is important for Kennesaw 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 there is a substantial amount of necessary tasks that are needed to maintain a healthy lawn, some of them 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 need to be detached and aerated in the springtime, as well. Once cleared, detached, and aerated, a combination fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide should be applied to the lawn.

If the treatment is done early spring, it can block the growth of weeds and crabgrass, and at the same time encourage new growth of grass in any bare patches. A second application is normally prescribed 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.

Lastly, to develop and maintain the health of your lawn all year, it’s critical to mow it often and early in the spring. Permitting the grass to get too high and then trimming it too much can damage the roots, and it may even 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, and also seeing to it that your lawnmower is adjusted so that the blades won’t cut more than the top third of the grass, will encourage a thick and full lawn that you can enjoy all summer long.

Proper lawn care requires a lot of time and energy. Even if your tenant has agreed to be in charge of lawn maintenance, you cannot be certain that they will be able to do so. There is also no assurance that they have the necessary experience to take good care of your Kennesaw 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 East Cobb, all of this is taken care of for you. We can assist you in deciding on the best type of lawn maintenance for your specific needs. More importantly, we will do regular checks to make sure your lawns are properly cared for. Feel free to contact us online or by phone at 770-622-5657. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.

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