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Groundskeeping 101: Bring the Best Out In Your Property

Suburban House with Attractive Front YardA Hollywood rental property’s exterior is a significant part of its curb appeal. When it comes to groundskeeping, it’s important to ensure that your property has a tidy and attractive yard. This can help attract good tenants and adds to your property values. But it can be exciting to know what types of landscaping work best for a rental property and how to sustain it properly. You’ll also need to understand what landscaping tasks you can reasonably expect your tenants to do and what you’ll need to have done professionally. To help make all of these decisions easier, we’ve put together a quick guide to making your property look its best and how to handle the long-term groundskeeping best.

Your Hollywood rental property’s front yard is one of the first things prospective tenants see. For this reason, your landscaping needs to be attractive. But too much landscaping or anything that looks hard to care for can drive prospective tenants away. So when it comes to rental property yards, clear-cut is better. A green lawn and some tidy flower beds can go a long way toward adding value and visual appeal to a rental property. At the same time, do what you can to make your yard blend with other homes in the neighborhood and appropriate for your climate. It is a good idea to choose plants that are hardy and native to the area, as well as easy to care for, are a wonderful choice. Maintenance a much easier task going in the future.

After you’ve installed your landscaping, you’ll need to maintain it. If your rental property is located in an area where native plants grow quickly, you’ll need to come up with a strategy to keep them clipped and neat. Even in more arid places, however, it’s critical to take precautions to avoid letting your shrubs, trees, and other plants become overgrown. Overgrowth can lead to many other problems, including problems with insects and rodent infestations, root damage to walkways and driveways, and even roof and gutter damage. You must plan for proper maintenance regardless of the sort of plants in your rental property’s landscaping.

Several landlords expect their tenants to maintain their rental property’s landscaping, which often works out well for everyone. But some tasks are too dangerous or technical to leave up to the tenants. If your property has tall trees, it is not reasonable 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 comes with inherent risks, some of which you could be held liable for if your tenant ends up harming themselves. While your tenant can likely handle tasks like weeding flower beds and mowing the lawn, it’s best to plan to have the professionals take care of the more dangerous aspects of maintenance that your landscaping needs.

Groundskeeping is a huge part of owning a quality rental property. But there are many decisions to make and a lot of work involved in keeping it up. As an alternative to trying to do it all yourself, consider hiring the Hollywood property management professionals at Real Property Management Sunshine 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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