Making sure routine maintenance is done on the yard of your Northridge 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. Professionals in the industry highly recommend aeration once a year and maybe even more particularly if the soil around your rental property is filled with 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 is allowed to happen, the yard may develop bare patches and be prone to disease or pests; and whatever grass is left may become unhealthy and turn yellow or brown. This problem won’t disappear by simply ignoring it. Watering or mowing won’t help at all; your grass still won’t grow if it doesn’t get the nutrients it needs.
Does this look like a lot of work? Why not have this work done by Real Property Management West San Fernando Valley, and also 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. Plainly stated, we will work to get you what you want: to keep your rental home’s lawn thriving – and your property values growing – for many years. Don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a ring at 818-727-0100 to know more about what we can do for you.
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