During winter, figuring out what to do with your landscaping is hard to do but by the time spring rolls around and the flowers begin blooming again, you have a lot more options. If you own and manage rental properties, you know how important landscaping is for keeping your tenants happy and attracting new ones. That is why we here at Reliant Property Management have compiled this list of helpful tips to help you with the landscaping of your rental properties.
Tip #1: Utilize Flowers--But After Windy Season
Flowers are a beautiful yet cost-effective way to spruce up the yards of your rental properties. From adding a splash of color to ensuring both tenants and potential tenants smell nothing but jasmin and petals as they walk up the path to the front door, they’re always a good idea. However, we advise that you wait to plant them until after windy season. That is because, with El Paso’s especially strong winds, the flowers may struggle to survive. Waiting till after the brunt of it is definitely your best bet.
Tip #2: Keep the Grass Trimmed
Whether you’re trying to impress new tenants or keep your current tenants happy, ensuring the grass stays trimmed is a must, and this is true for both the front and the backyards. Trimmed grass looks better, feels better under one’s bare feet, and helps keep allergies at bay, especially during spring when they run rampant.
Tip #3: Invest in Rocks
Keeping up with landscaping can be a hassle for both you and your tenants. Adding rocks to certain areas, instead of say a lawn or garden, can make landscaping that much easier. Plus, it’s a common sight in El Paso for a home’s yard to be adorned in rocks, so the home will look great either way.
Tip #4: Come Up With a System for Your Tenants
Landscaping isn’t always something a property manager takes care of. Many times, it’s in the hands of the tenants to ensure it stays well-kempt. But there are also many property managers who would rather have it taken care of themselves so the properties always look great. Either way, this is something that can be clarified in the contract between you and your tenants.
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