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

Manually Aerating the Lawn at a Rental Home in Valley StreamFor your Valley Stream rental property, ensuring that routine maintenance for the yard is performed is just as important as maintaining the interior. The person accountable for landscape maintenance should be written in the lease. However, many landlords falsely believe that just because their tenant indicated that they’ll take charge of 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. Experts in the industry strongly suggest aeration once a year or more, especially if your rental property has soil with so much 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 occurs, the grass may turn yellow or brown because of its failing health; bare patches would appear and the yard may be prone to disease and pests. Not dealing with the issue won’t make the problem vanish. No matter how much watering or mowing you’d do, it won’t help if the nutrients don’t get to reach your grass.

This looks like it takes a lot of effort. Why not have Real Property Management Innovation see that this gets done, along with all your 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. Don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a ring at 516-570-9275 to know more about what we can do for you.

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