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

Idaho Falls Property Manager Aerating Rental Property LawnIt takes more than just weekly mowing to keep an Idaho Falls lawn in good condition. As you surely already know, different duties must be performed at different periods of the year to keep the lawn of your rental property looking neat and green. Aerating and overseeding your grass are the two most crucial lawn maintenance jobs for the fall season. Baffled? Why is fall the best time to get your grass ready for a thriving growth season? Find out in the following paragraphs!

Why Not Spring?

The general consensus when it comes to lawn maintenance is that there isn’t much to do until spring. To get your lawn ready for the growing season, it might be detrimental if you wait until spring. In the spring, the soil is frequently frigid and teeming with weed seeds that have gone dormant. This soil might become even weedier after aeration, which can smother newly emerged grasses. In addition, young grass plants that haven’t had time to form deep root systems may perish if the summer heat arrives too early.

Why Fall is Best

In the fall, though, the land is warmer and there are fewer weed seeds. There is minimal competition for your new grass to thrive at this time of year because most annual weeds are dying. Under these conditions, aeration is most effective, as it may be performed without promoting additional 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 stress about how cold or freezing conditions may affect their brand-new lawns. You shouldn’t worry, though! Before winter comes in, overseeding in the fall enables the grass to grow sturdy roots. The fresh grass will be able to withstand the winter and continue to thrive come April.

The Benefits of Aeration

Yes is the answer if you are wondering if aerating your rental property’s lawn is worth the expense and time. By reducing compaction and facilitating easier access for water, air, and nutrients to the root zone, aeration helps to improve the health of your soil. This can result in more robust and healthy turf growth. It also improves drainage, lessens thatch buildup, and promotes a more robust root system,

Aerating can also make overseeding and seeding grass much more effective. This happens because the holes created by aeration cause the new grass seeds to meet with soil and establish roots more easily. The outcome is a lusher and thicker yard that any Idaho Falls property manager would be proud of.

Pro Tips to Aerate and Overseed a Healthy Lawn

A mechanical or hand aerator from your neighborhood hardware shop can be used to aerate the lawn on your rental property. Both types of aerators will extract small soil plugs from the lawn. However, it can still be a time-consuming and physically taxing task even when using a motorized aerator. Due to this, a lot of people choose to hire a specialist to complete this task.

You should aerate the entire lawn and make several passes in various directions to ensure even coverage. The lawn will be completely aerated and prepared for seeding as a result.

Select a grass seed mixture appropriate for your climate and lawn’s needs when seeding or overseeding your lawn. Before purchasing one, you might want to speak with a lawn care specialist because the kind of grass you choose is very significant. Distribute the seed evenly across the lawn, and make sure to water frequently to keep the soil damp so that 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. Furthermore, a healthy lawn is the single best thing for luring tenants and sustaining high property values. Consider hiring professionals to take care of your lawn if it’s not exactly at the top of your list of property maintenance tasks.

At Real Property Management Southeast Idaho, 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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