Making sure routine maintenance is done on the yard of your Baltimore rental property is just as essential as maintaining the interior. The people in charge of the landscaping should be listed in the lease but many landlords think, that because their tenant has agreed to take care of the yard, they could rely on them to 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. Many experts suggest aeration once a year and sometimes more if your rental property soil has a lot of 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 is vital because if the soil gets too compacted, water and fertilizer will have difficulty moving towards the bottom to get to the roots of the grass. If this occurs, the grass may turn yellow or brown because of its failing health; bare patches would appear and the yard may be prone to disease and pests. This problem won’t disappear by simply ignoring it. It won’t matter if you continue watering or mowing if your grass won’t get the nutrients it needs to thrive.
This seems like a lot of work. Why not have Real Property Management Metro see that this gets done, along 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. Feel free to contact us online or by phone at 443-718-9832. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.
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