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

Manually Aerating the Lawn at a Rental Home in RenoSeeing to it that routine maintenance is performed on the yard of your Reno rental property is just as vital as maintaining the interior. The person assigned to maintain the landscape should be spelled out in the lease. However, many landlords mistakenly think that just because their tenants agreed to take on the responsibility of caring for the yard, that they’ll 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 necessary because when the soil gets too compacted, water and fertilizer will have a difficult time reaching down to the roots of the grass. If this happens, the grass would be unhealthy, changing color to yellow or brown, bare patches would develop, and the yard would be prone to disease and pests. Not addressing the problem would only make it worse. Even though you continue watering or mowing, none of it would help if the nutrients your grass needs cannot reach it.

Does this seem like too much effort? Why not get Real Property Management Corazon 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 put it simply, we want what is best for you: to keep your rental home’s lawn thriving – and your property values rising – year on year. To know more about what we can do for you, please contact us online or give us a ring at 775-826-1414.

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