5 General Landscaping Tips for Landlords

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As a landlord, one of the things you want is to keep your property looking its best, inside and out. This includes your property’s landscaping. Below are five general landscaping tips that you can use to keep things looking their best.

Remember Curb Appeal

One of the things that you want to do when you are doing landscaping is to increase your property’s curb appeal. Go across the road from your property so that you’re able to take everything in that you are working with.

Notice the sidewalk curves, any empty areas, your yard size and other things that can be used to catch a potential tenant’s eye. Then make a list of what you want to do.

Don’t Forget the Shade

You want to make sure that you have some shady spots on your property, particularly in a state that’s known for heat like Florida. Trees along the pathways will be a good place to start, but you also want to make sure there are some shady spots in the parking lot so that your tenants’ cars are also protected.

Mow Your Lawn Often

If there’s only one thing that you are doing for your property’s landscaping, you want to make sure that you are mowing your lawn on a regular basis. When the lawn is overgrown, it will make your whole property look sloppy even when the building is beautiful. You should mow your lawn once per week at least to keep it looking beautiful and healthy.

Spray for Insects & Weeds

This isn’t something that you should try doing on your own. If these sprays aren’t properly administered, the chemicals that are being used to kill insects and weeds might harm your plants.

They also can be dangerous to the health of your tenants and their pets, if you are pet friendly. That being said, spraying’s a very valuable tool to keep your landscaping and lawn looking the best it can, so you want to hire an outside professional to do the work for you.

Prune Your Trees & Hedges

A great way to keep your landscaping looking orderly and nice, it’s important to trim and prune your trees and hedges. Properly pruning them will encourage healthy growth. It also will help keep your plants looking their best.

Various plants will need pruning at various times of the year. But the technique’s basically the same no matter what kind of plant that you have – cut the plant’s dead parts so that there’s room for some new growth.

We know that as a landlord you are very busy. If you want your landscaping to look its best, why not hire us to take care of it for you? We have been helping landlords just like you for years and we have options for any size property. Contact us today and let us show you what we can do for you and for your property. We are happy to answer any questions you have – just call us or contact us!