Spring has sprung in Gwinnett! The flowers are blooming, the trees are green, and your grass is growing! Summer landscaping can become a hassle if your rental has a large lawn. Maintaining the grass at a decent length and staying clear of HOA violations can be tough if you have a busy schedule. Hiring a lawn service can become pricey after a month or two! Do you choose the lesser of two evils? No! There are other options to keep your lawn looking great! Here at Real Property Management of Greater Gwinnett, we love to see our properties looking their best, so here are some easy and efficient ways to stay on top of summer landscaping at your rental home!
Lessen Your Grass Space
For those that have a Gwinnett rental home with a large lawn, you know the upkeep can be very time-consuming and exhausting. Often, neighborhoods have HOA’s and require that you keep your lawn looking trimmed and neat. If it becomes too out of control, you will receive a notice and a potential HOA violation. We don’t want that! If you have more yard than you can handle, think about remodeling! No, you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars and hire a landscaper. Head to your local nursery and pick up some bright-colored flowers and greenery to transform your yard! By creating a flower bed, you take away some of the grass space you have to mow! Flowers like Lantana, Black-Eyed Susans and Chrysanthemums are great to grow in the Georgia summer, and they add some diversity to your front lawn! If colorful flowers aren’t for you, find some ground spreading greenery! Plants like Mondo Grass and Lambs Ear spread and cover more space.
Create A Garden
If you want a more interactive solution to less grass space, think about planting a garden! Plant some fruits and vegetables to liven up your yard, while also benefiting from your summer landscaping! Be sure to do your research on what can and cannot grow in the Georgia summer. Some fruits and vegetables do not require a lot of attention, so they are perfect for low-maintenance landscaping! Vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers love the sun, so all you need to do is regularly water them and then watch them grow in the summer heat! Herbs like chives, rosemary, and cilantro love the warm air but like a little bit of shade, so they would make for a perfect indoor herb garden! Creating a garden does not take a lot of effort, just some soil and determination! There is no better way to liven up your lawn than some colorful landscaping!
Just Mow It!
If planting gardens and flower beds are not something you want to do, think of easy solutions to mowing the grass. For example, hire a neighborhood kid to mow your lawn every other week. Chances are, there is at least one kid that wants to make a few extra bucks this summer! If you are up for the task, you could also shop around for cheaper, used landscaping equipment! Websites like Facebook Marketplace and OfferUp have deals on used items for sale! Buying your own equipment saves you the hassle of having to hire a service, or constantly borrow a mower from a neighbor! Sometimes, a larger investment is better than multiple smaller purchases!
Renting a property that has a large lawn can look like a hassle, but by cutting the corners (ha!) you can easily care for it! Regular summer landscaping is crucial to keep your yard looking its best! As mentioned earlier, you don’t want any HOA violations! By planting a garden or investing in your own lawn equipment, you can keep your lawn looking great all summer long without all the hassle!
If you are looking to purchase a rental property in the Gwinnett area and need some professional management assistance, contact us today and we will be glad to guide you through the process!
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