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Groundskeeping 101: Bring the Best Out In Your Property

Suburban House with Attractive Front YardAn Emmett rental property’s exterior is a major factor of its curb appeal. When it comes to groundskeeping, it’s necessary to guarantee that your property has a pleasant and attractive yard. This can help attract good tenants and adds to your property values. However, it can be hard to know what types of landscaping do better for a rental property and how to maintain it safely. You’ll also need to determine what landscaping tasks you can fairly entrust to your tenants to do and what you’ll need to have done professionally. To make all of these options easier to understand, we have included a simple guide to making your property look its best and how to handle the long-term groundskeeping best.

Your Emmett rental property’s front yard is one of the primary things prospective tenants look at. That is the reason why your landscaping needs to be attractive. Yet, too much landscaping or anything that looks hard to care for can drive prospective tenants away. Therefore, as far as rental property yards are concerned, the simpler, the better. A green lawn and a few tidy flower beds can greatly improve the value and visual appeal of a rental property. Simultaneously, put an effort to make your yard consistent with other houses in the neighborhood and appropriate for your climate. It is vital to choose plants that are hardy and native to the location, as well as easy to care for. This will make maintenance a much easier task going forward.

Once you have your landscaping installed, the maintenance begins. If your rental property is sited in a region where native plants grow quickly, you’ll need to have a plan ready to keep them trimmed and tidy. Even in more arid places, however, it’s advisable to make a move to avoid letting your shrubs, trees, and other plants become overgrown. Overgrowth may lead to multiple other problems, such as insects and other pests, root damage to walkways and driveways, and even roof and gutter damage. Irrespective of what sort of plants your rental property’s landscaping has, you need to plan for proper maintenance.

Many landlords encourage their tenants to maintain their rental property’s landscaping, which works pretty well for everyone. However, some tasks are either dangerous or too technical to leave up to the tenants. If your property has tall trees, it is improper to expect your tenant to trim them. 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 implies major risks, some of which you may be held liable for if your tenant gets injured. While your tenant can probably handle tasks such as weeding flower beds and mowing the lawn, it’s advisable to plan to have the professionals take care of the more dangerous aspects of maintenance that your landscaping needs.

Groundskeeping is a significant part of having a quality rental property. But there are numerous decisions to make and a lot of work included in keeping it up. Instead of trying to do everything all alone, try hiring the Emmett property management professionals at Real Property Management Nampa 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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