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Why Fall is the Best Time to Aerate and Seed Your Rental Property’s Lawn

Santa Fe Property Manager Aerating Rental Property LawnMore than simply weekly mowing is necessary to keep a Santa Fe lawn in good condition. Keeping your rental property’s lawn neat and green requires, as you probably already know, seasonal maintenance. Aerating and overseeding your yard are the two most essential lawn care operations you can perform in the fall. Astounded? Continue reading to find out more reasons why fall is the best time to get your lawn ready for a thriving growing season.

Why Not Spring?

When it comes to lawn care, most people believe there is very little to be done until spring. However, waiting until spring to get your lawn ready for the growing season could be detrimental. In the spring, the soil is typically chilly and populated by dormant weed seeds. This soil might become even weedier after aeration, which can smother newly emerged grasses. Additionally, immature grass plants that haven’t had a chance to form deep root systems can die if the summer heat hits too early.

Why Fall is Best

The fall season, however, means warmer soil and a lot fewer weed seeds. There is minimal competition for your new grass to grow because most annual weeds that are present are usually dying at this time of year. In these conditions, aerating is most effective since it can be done without promoting further weed growth. It also permits recently overseeded grasses to establish deep roots before the onset of colder winter weather.

Won’t Cold Temperature Kill the Grass?

Many homeowners worry about how cold or freezing conditions would affect their new lawns. You shouldn’t worry, though! Before the arrival of winter, overseeding in the fall enables the grass to grow robust roots. The fresh grass will be resilient enough to last the winter and resume growth in the spring.

The Benefits of Aeration

The answer is a hearty yes if you are wondering if aerating your rental property’s lawn is worth the time and expense. By lessening compaction and facilitating easier access for water, air, and nutrients to the root zone, aeration aids in the improvement of the soil’s health. This may result in turf that grows thicker and healthier. It also promotes a stronger root system, improves drainage, and reduces thatch buildup.

Overseeding or seeding a lawn can be far more effective if aerating is employed. This happens because the holes made by aeration permit the new grass seeds to meet with soil and establish roots more easily. The outcome is a lusher and thicker yard that any Santa Fe property manager would be proud of.

Pro Tips to Aerate and Overseed a Healthy Lawn

You can aerate the lawn on your rental property with a hand aerator or a mechanical one from your neighborhood hardware store. Both kinds of aerators will extract soil plugs from the lawn. However, even when utilizing a motorized aerator, the operation can be time-consuming and physically taxing. For this reason, many people choose to hire a professional for this task.

For even coverage, while aerating, cover the entire lawn and make several passes in various directions. This will guarantee that the lawn has been adequately aerated and is prepared for seeding.

Choose a grass seed blend appropriate for your climate and lawn conditions when seeding or overseeding. Before purchasing a lawnmower, you might want to speak with a lawn care expert because the type of grass you select is very important. Spread the seed evenly over the lawn, and make sure to water frequently to keep the soil damp so that new seedlings can emerge.

You can prepare your lawn for a lush and healthy growing season the following year by taking care of it in the fall. And a healthy lawn is the best thing for luring tenants and supporting high property values! But if maintaining your lawn isn’t exactly at the top of your to-do list for home maintenance, think about hiring experts to handle it.

At Real Property Management Expertise, we offer comprehensive property maintenance services that can keep all parts of your investment property looking great. Contact us online today to learn more.

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