Curb appeal is a very important aspect of getting renters in your properties. Take it from the residential property management professionals: everything that factors into curb appeal matters. From the overall condition of the home’s exterior to the very edge of the lawn, renters with discriminating taste will look over every fine detail within view. The landscaping of the property is one of the most prominent features that will impact the impression that the property makes from the curbside.

During the summer, it can be especially difficult to keep your property’s yard looking as nice as it should in the eyes of prospective renters. Fortunately, the difficulty is usually found in homeowners trying to be overly complicated in the maintenance of their landscapes. Simplicity is the key to keeping your rental property’s yard in good shape all summer long.

3 Tips from Residential Property Management for Summer Landscaping

Below, we’ll discuss three very simple but very effective means of keeping your property’s lawn looking great, even at the height of a sweltering summer.  This advice has been passed down from residential property management to landlords and even their tenants for many years.

1. Water the Lawn in the Morning

You might think it in your lawn’s best interest to water your lawn at the hottest point in the day, which is usually in the afternoon. Unfortunately, doing so will be a fruitless endeavor. The water will evaporate before it can penetrate the soil and properly hydrate the plant life. Watering during the early hours of the day, on the other hand, will give the yard plenty of time to absorb the water and therefore keep the grass and soil healthy.

Water your lawn every 2-3 days in the morning for the best results.

You also want to avoid watering the yard at night. Because of the lack of sunlight, water may stagnate and result in the growth of fungus. The goal here is not only to have a hydrated lawn, but a healthy one too.

2. Trim Up the Foliage

Shrubs, bushes, trees and other plant life on your property may need to be trimmed up every now and then to keep the aesthetic that you desire. Keep a lookout for dead tree limbs especially. Summer brings with it storms that can tear dead limbs off trees, causing a tremendous amount of property and personal damage.

Trimming any shrubs and bushes that are near the home is a great way to safeguard the home against termites, other pest infestations, HVAC problems, and moisture buildup against the siding and foundation.  Additionally, keeping your foliage trimmed up makes the space look neater and more well-presented. This is awesome for curb appeal!

3. Work with a Residential Property Management Company

A residential property management firm can help save you a lot of time in terms of making sure that the property is properly landscaped. They’ll work with local resources to make sure that the job is outsourced to the right professionals for the task.