Summer has arrived. Your tenants are probably eager to get outside, enjoy the warm temperatures, and make the most of their outdoor space. If your property includes a yard, porch, or patio, there’s no better time to do some maintenance. Scott Safadi of Cal Bay Property Management recommends these landscaping tips for getting your rental into top shape for the summer:
Water Grass in the Morning
You don’t have to have a green thumb to see the obvious benefits that come with watering early in the day. A good watering before a long day of hot sun can do wonders for the health and longevity of your grass. A deep watering every few days is actually more effective than daily short waterings, so make lengthy morning sessions part of your weekly routine.
Plant Drought-Tolerant Shrubs
There’s just no telling when another drought may threaten the health of our lawns. With that in mind, consider planting drought-tolerant plants and shrubs. Aloe, fountain grass, and geraniums are all gorgeous, hardy plants that can survive on very little water.
Regular mowing can make a big difference to the look of your lawn. While you might be tempted to shear it down as close to the ground as possible, doing so can threaten the health of the grass. Soon, you’ll find yourself awash with brown, dry and dead grass. Do your lawn a favor and make gentler, more regular trimmings.
— Scott Safadi, Cal Bay Property Management