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Who Should Take Care of Lawn Aerating for My Owings Mills Rental Homes?

Manually Aerating the Lawn at a Rental Home in Owings MillsFor your Owings Mills rental property, ensuring that routine maintenance for the yard is performed is just as important as maintaining the interior. The person responsible for maintaining the landscape can and should be indicated in the lease. However, many landlords assume, since their tenant agreed to attend to the yard, that they will also 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 required because when the soil becomes too compacted, water and fertilizer will have problems moving down to reach the roots of the grass. If this were to happen, the grass may become unhealthy and turn yellow or brown. Your yard may develop bare patches and be prone to disease or pests. Not dealing with the issue won’t make the problem vanish. Even if you keep watering or mowing, it won’t be of any help if your grass can’t receive the nutrients it needs to survive.

This looks like it takes a lot of effort. Why not get Real Property Management Essentials to handle this and all 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 simplify it, we will work to achieve what’s best for you: to keep your rental home’s lawn thriving – and your property values increasing – for years to come. Please contact us online or call us at 410-832-3138 to learn more about how we can serve you.

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