Should I provide landscaping for my rental?

By GoldenWest Management

One of the top questions that most owners have is if they should provide landscaping at their rental property. The answer to this question is yes. Landscaping should be provided because every owner should want to keep their property in the best condition possible.

What Type of Landscaping Should You Choose?

When choosing to landscape your rental property it’s best to choose groundcover, plants, shrubs, trees, and bushes that will either stay green all year long or bloom annually.

Since we’ve had a major drought in California/Nevada and Arizona over the last 10 years, you should also consider planting landscaping that’s drought tolerant as well.

Besides being plants that help the environment, drought tolerant plants also are easy to maintain, don’t require a lot of watering and will stay green all year long while other plants will complete their life cycles and die out.

Who Is Responsible for Landscape Maintenance?

As an owner your #1 goal with landscaping should be to make maintenance as easy as possible.

You want to plant landscaping that’s hassle-free to maintain but if you do decide to have grass you should stipulate in your lease that it’s the tenant’s responsibility to mow the grass or hire someone to do it for you.

Ultimately, as an owner you cannot expect your tenant to always maintain the landscaping at your rental property. This is why it’s a smart choice to hire a professional landscaping company to keep the landscaping maintained and presentable.

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