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Groundskeeping 101: Bring the Best Out In Your Property

Suburban House with Attractive Front YardA Meridian rental property’s exterior is a vital part of its curb appeal. Concerning groundskeeping, it’s vital to safeguard that your property has a neat and lovely yard. This can help attract good tenants and adds to your property values. But it is hard to figure out what types of landscaping are most appropriate for a rental property and how to manage it effectively. You’ll also need to understand what landscaping tasks you can realistically expect your tenants to perform and what you’ll need to have done professionally. To simplify every one of these alternatives, we have arranged a simple guide to make your property look its best and how to handle the long-term groundskeeping best.

Your Meridian rental property’s front yard is one of the main things prospective tenants observe. Therefore, your landscaping needs to be attractive. However, too much landscaping or anything that looks hard to care for can drive prospective tenants away. So it is ideal to keep your rental property yards simple. A green lawn and some tidy flower beds can go far toward adding value and visual appeal to a rental property. At the same time, do everything possible to make your yard accordant with other houses in the neighborhood and appropriate for your climate. It is essential to choose plants that are hardy and native to the location, as well as those simple to deal with. This will make maintenance a much easier task going forward.

After you have your landscaping installed, the maintenance commences. If your rental property is located in a region where native plants grow quickly, you need to prepare a plan to keep them neat and attractive. Even in more arid places, however, it’s vital to take steps to avoid letting your shrubs, trees, and other plants become overgrown. Overgrowth can give rise to numerous other difficulties, such as insects and other pests, root damage to walkways and driveways, and even roof and gutter damage. Irrespective of what type of plants your rental property’s landscaping has, you must prepare for proper maintenance.

Numerous landlords expect their tenants to maintain their rental property’s landscaping, which usually works for everybody. However, a few tasks are too dangerous or technical to hand over to the tenants. If your property has tall trees, it is irrational to expect your tenant to trim them. It is also much safer to hire out tasks such as aerating the lawn or even fertilizing or spraying weeds. Working with ladders, heavy equipment, or chemicals does have risks, some of which you could be held liable for if your tenant is injured. Even though your tenant can probably handle tasks like weeding flower beds and mowing the lawn, it’s best to plan to have the professionals take care of the more dangerous aspects of maintenance that your landscaping needs.

Groundskeeping is an important feature of owning a quality rental property. But there are several options to consider and a significant amount of labor required in maintaining them that way. Instead of trying to handle everything yourself, consider hiring the Meridian property management professionals at Real Property Management Boise 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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