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Groundskeeping 101: Bring the Best Out In Your Property

Suburban House with Attractive Front YardA Tigard rental property’s exterior is a prominent feature of its curb appeal. In terms of groundskeeping, it’s critical to ensure that your property has a tidy and beautiful yard. This can help attract good tenants and adds to your property values. Yet, determining what types of landscaping do better for a rental property and how to effectively manage it can be challenging. You’ll also need to know what landscaping tasks you can reasonably assume your tenants can do and what you’ll need to have done professionally. To help decide what is best, we’ve put up a simple guide to making your property look its best and how to handle the long-term groundskeeping.

Your Tigard rental property’s front yard is one of the first things prospective tenants notice. So your landscaping needs to be attractive. Yet, too much landscaping or anything that looks hard to care for can drive prospective tenants away. For this reason, when it comes to rental property yards, simple is better. A green lawn and some tidy flower beds may significantly increase value and visual appeal for a rental property. At the same time, do what you can to make your yard similar to other houses in the neighborhood and appropriate for your climate. It is advantageous to choose plants that are hardy and native to the area, as well as those easy to maintain. This will make maintenance a much easier task going forward.

Once you have your landscaping installed, the maintenance begins. If your rental property is in an environment where native plants grow quickly, you’ll need to prepare ahead of time to keep them trimmed and neat. Even in more arid places, however, it’s essential to take measures to avoid letting your shrubs, trees, and other plants become overgrown. Overgrowth can bring about numerous other complications, including issues with insects and other pests, root damage to walkways and driveways, and even roof and gutter damage. No matter what type of plants your rental property’s landscaping has, you should ready for proper maintenance.

Many landlords expect their tenants to maintain their rental property’s landscaping, which frequently turns out great for everyone. But some tasks are too dangerous or technical to be handed over to the tenants. If your property has tall trees, it is unfair to expect your tenant to trim them. It is also much safer to hire out tasks like aerating the lawn or even fertilizing or spraying weeds. Working with ladders, heavy equipment, or chemicals includes significant risks, some of which you could be held liable for if your tenant sustains an injury. While your tenant can probably handle tasks like weeding flower beds and mowing the lawn, it’s advisable to plan on having professionals take care of the more dangerous aspects of maintenance that your landscaping needs.

Groundskeeping is an essential element of possessing a quality rental property. Yet, there are numerous choices to make and a great deal of work associated with keeping it up. Rather than trying to do it all alone, consider hiring the Tigard property management professionals at Real Property Management Assurance 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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