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

Bar Harbor Property Manager Aerating Rental Property LawnMore than just weekly mowing is necessary to maintain a healthy Bar Harbor lawn. As you undoubtedly already know, some duties need to be completed at particular periods of the year to maintain the neatness and greenery of the lawn at your rental property. Aerating and overseeding your grass are the two most crucial lawn maintenance jobs for the fall season. Astonished? To find out more about why fall is the best time to get your grass ready for a strong growing season, keep reading!

Why Not Spring?

Most people mistakenly believe that there isn’t much lawn maintenance to be done until spring. Nevertheless, it might be detrimental to wait until spring to get your lawn ready for the growing season. In the spring, the soil is typically chilly and dense with latent weed seeds. This soil’s aeration may increase weed growth, suffocating newly budding 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

In the fall, though, the land is warmer and there are fewer weed seeds. Annual weeds that are there are normally dying at this time of year, so your new grass has little competition to develop. Because it can be done in these circumstances without encouraging additional weed growth, aerating is the most efficient. Additionally, it gives newly overseeded grasses time to develop deep roots before the onset of the colder winter months.

Won’t Cold Temperature Kill the Grass?

A major worry among many homeowners is how the effects of cold or freezing conditions may affect their new lawns. But there is no cause for concern! Fall overseeding allows the grass to establish robust roots before the onset of winter. The fresh grass will be able to withstand the winter and continue to thrive come April.

The Benefits of Aeration

If you are wondering if it is worth the time and cost to aerate your rental property’s lawn, the answer is definitely yes. 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. Thicker and better turf growth may result from this. It also promotes a stronger root system, improves drainage, and reduces thatch buildup.

Aerating can make overseeding and seeding a lawn more effective. This is because the holes made by aeration permit the new grass seeds to make contact with soil and establish roots more easily. The final result is a lawn that any Bar Harbor property manager would be proud of, as it is thicker and lusher.

Pro Tips to Aerate and Overseed a Healthy Lawn

You can use a manual aerator or a mechanical one from your neighborhood hardware shop to aerate the lawn on your rental property. Small soil plugs will be removed from the lawn by both types of aerators. However, it can still be a time-consuming and physically taxing task even when using a motorized aerator. Therefore, many individuals opt to hire a professional for this task.

As you aerate, cover the entire lawn and make several passes in various directions for even coverage. This will ensure that the lawn has been adequately aerated and is prepared for seeding.

Pick a grass seed blend appropriate for your climate and lawn conditions when seeding or overseeding. You might want to speak with a lawn care expert before purchasing one because the type of grass you choose is very significant. Spread the seed evenly across the lawn, and ensure that the soil remains moist so that new seedlings can sprout.

By caring for your lawn in the autumn, you can ensure that it will have a lush and healthy growing season the following year. And a healthy lawn is the best thing for luring tenants and supporting high property values! However, if lawn care is not at the top of your priority list for property maintenance, you should consider hiring professionals to do it for you.

At Real Property Management Acadia, 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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