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Dethatching and Other Fall To-Do Items

Wheelbarrow and Rake for Fall YardworkAutumn leads with an extensive list of exterior property maintenance items. To make your Lebanon rental property’s yard and exterior ready for winter, you may like to take a look at the lawn to make certain, at any rate, whether it necessitates being dethatched, leaves cleaned up, and trees and plants made ready to weather the cold temperatures. Although tenants are a huge factor in maintaining a rental property in a tidy and good condition, in regards to seasonal yard maintenance there are a few assignments that should not be a tenant’s responsibility. Regardless if you see to it that the task is performed well, or if the assignment would place your tenant’s welfare in danger, these kinds of maintenance tasks are better managed by those who know how to execute them appropriately and securely.

A rental property’s lawn is a vital portion of the general appeal and value of the home. Frequent lawn maintenance should be a priority for both you and your tenant, as should other seasonal lawn maintenance tasks such as aerating and dethatching. Over the years, the soil underneath a lawn will get compacted with dead grass and other debris. This collected material is called thatch. While a healthy lawn will benefit from a little bit of organic material, when thatch builds up too much it can prevent water and essential nutrients from penetrating the ground and reaching the roots of your grass. This can make the lawn to turn brown and stop growing, immediately resulting in a landscaping eyesore.

There are two ways to address this problem: dethatching or power raking and aerating. For small-sized lawn locations, it is feasible to eliminate thatch with a dethatching rake. The tines of the rake are devised to draw the thatch upward, loosening it and separating it from the soil. To dethatch a lawn by hand, the lawn should be mowed to half of its normal height and then raked thoroughly. The loosened thatch can then be removed with your next mowing. To aerate a small lawn, you can rent an aerator machine that will remove small plugs of soil.

In case that you are plotting to work on this yourself, make certain that you clearly mark all sprinkler heads or utility lines in order that you don’t run over and damage them. You’ll moreover have to obey the instructions really carefully to be certain that the aerator doesn’t damage your lawn in the process. There are, additionally, professionals who offer these services and you may want to to consult and discuss with them.

By all means, if your rental property has a larger yard, these practices will be unbelievably tedious and drawn-out to perform by yourself. You could rent a dethatching or power raking machine to aid with that responsibility, nevertheless, like aerating, you’ll be required to be cautious in order to not damage your irrigation system or some other parts of your yard. Lawns that have been aerated or dethatched must furthermore be looked after carefully later, or it risks further ruin. Proper watering and fertilizing are steps that should be taken after a dethatching or aeration, to both protect your lawn and encourage the roots to grow.

Though your tenant may appear able, it is not a good idea to expect them to perform dethatching or aeration on your property’s lawn. If, in any case, they don’t carry out a great job or have no idea what they are doing, they could possibly cause extensive damage to your rental home’s yard, irrigation system, even septic or other utility lines. The equipment required to perform these maintenance tasks is not something most tenants possess or will have used previously, substantially growing the probabilities that something will go awry and that they could even harm themselves in the process.

Setting your tenant’s safety at risk is never a great idea, as it could result in you being held liable for their pain and suffering. You could carry out lawn maintenance on your property yourself moreover contingent on the size of your rental home’s lawn, you might desire to hire a professional company to get in and work on these important lawn maintenance tasks for you.

Instead of spending your time on seasonal maintenance tasks, think of the benefits of employing Real Property Management Indianapolis Edge to look after them for you. As a real estate investor, your time is practically money. Free up your time by choosing us to manage your rental property for you. Our property maintenance services will see to it that important seasonal tasks are being executed frequently and correctly, keeping your Lebanon rental property in good shape year-round. To know more, contact us online or call us at 317-420-8500 today.

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