This series on Aurora property management FAQ’s will cover what to do to keep the lawns maintained at your rental properties. Many people who own rentals are in it for the long game and as such will see several tenants through their home over the years. Even if the same tenant stays in the house for 3+ years, there is still the matter of lawn maintenance to prevent any expensive repairs down the road. Now, our lease does say Tenant’s are responsible for the minimum first line of maintenance on the lawns and grounds. They must mow, weed, and report when there is something that needs to be done by management, which is traditionally cutting out a dead tree. Tenants are notorious for not taking care of the yards, especially when they are only in the unit for a short amount of time. We do not require or expect tenants to fertilize and aerate the yard. That is reserved for the owner of the property, to do once or twice a year to keep the yard up at an acceptable level. This ensures that the lawn will at least stay as green as possible during periods of extreme heat. Since there are watering restrictions all throughout Aurora, it is a losing battle in the dead of summer to keep lawns as green as possible. We have many tenants who do care for the yard and will remedy any spots that seem to be dying, or at the very least report that a sprinkler zone is not reaching a spot of the yard. Between your preventive maintenance and a motivated tenant your grass should endure years to come.
If you are needing a new Aurora property management to take over lawn maintenance for your yard, please give us a call.