March 2016 Owner Newsletter
Spring Is In The Air!
Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous furry forecaster, failed to see his shadow February second, meaning spring is right around the corner, or so the folklore says. ... No time to waste in arranging spring cleanup for your yard!
Curb Appeal; Just as Important For a Rental as it is to Sell a Home
A well manicured yard
Maintaining a well-kept yard is an important aspect in contributing to healthy appreciation for your investment property. Your tenants may be diligent in their attention to mowing the lawn, even perhaps weeding the beds, but if your shrubs and small ornamentals are left to grow out of control, your property will have an unkempt appearance that can undermine it’s perceived value and even effect your tenant’s enthusiasm for contributing their expected share of yard work.
Everything Needs Food to Grow and Be Healthy
Regular fertilization is essential to achieve a healthy lawn. A weed and feed application in the early spring when the soil temperature is above 40º F will go a long way to assisting the lawn in establishing strong roots and a weed free blanket of lush green. The lawn will be more resistant to disease and insects and will be better prepared to withstand the hot dry Idaho summer.
The Importance of Setting the Standard
When a landlord makes some investment in the beautification and upkeep of the property, tenants usually respond favorably by following that example and going the extra mile to keep up with their maintenance responsibilities. Collectively, this results in a better-kept property, which will show well for new tenancies attracting quality tenants, and when the time comes, pay off dividends in appreciated resale value.
Spring Prune and Fertilization Special!
Take advantage of our Spring Special!
- Shrub pruning
- Lawn fertilization with weed prevention
Our trusted yard maintenance vendor is offering this service for $150 plus or minus 20% depending on size of lawn and number of shrubs. While our crew is there, we’ll be looking for any exterior maintenance concerns and advise you should we find any.
Who New Lawns Were So Interesting?
- The average homeowner spends approximately 4 hours per week caring for their lawn. Depending on where you live that is approximately 150 hours (cooler climates) to 208 hours (warmer climates) per year. Breaking that down even further that is 5 to 8.5 days out of each year
- 85 million households in the US have private lawns
- There are approximately 50 million acres of grass in the United States. Approximately 21 million of those acres are in our front and back yards
- 80 million pounds of pesticides and 70 million pounds of chemical fertilizer are applied to our lawns in the United States each year
- Did you know? Lawns are very efficient oxygen producers. They are about three times more effective than trees. And, their season to produce oxygen is much longer. Even a smaller sized lawn (50 ft. x 50 ft.) releases enough oxygen daily to meet the needs of a family of four for 24 hours and absorbs carbon dioxide, ozone, hydrogen fluoride and other toxins