Four DIY Landscaping Tips For Your Rental Property

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April 14, 2021

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Are you searching for tips on things you can do to improve your investment property? If so, one of the smartest investments that you can make is to invest in new landscaping.

New landscaping will help your property to stand out and make it more desirable to prospective tenants.

In this article, we will share with you four DIY landscaping tips that you can use for improving the curb appeal of your rental property.

DIY Landscaping Tip #1 – Focus On Buying Low Maintenance Plants

Let’s face it, like any owner you want the curb appeal of your rental property to look great but at the same time, you also know that some tenants don’t always want a lot of landscaping to be responsible for maintaining, right?

Instead of investing in Marathon Sod and expensive plants, focus on investing in low maintenance landscaping instead.

Since California, Arizona, and Las Vegas area in a drought, it’s best to focus on investing in drought-tolerant ‘desert landscaping’ because this type of landscaping doesn’t require a lot of water or maintenance.

DIY Landscaping Tip #2 – Say Goodbye To The Grass

Most people enjoy having landscaping that includes grass but, it can be expensive to maintain, and depending on the tenant, it may not get mowed regularly.

Instead of keeping grass as part of your rental property landscaping, it’s best to remove the grass, and landscape that formally grassy area of your landscaping with rock or another type of low maintenance plant.

DIY Landscaping Tip #3 – Invest In Drip Irrigation For Living Plants

Desert landscaping is great but your tenant is still going to have to water it right?

To make watering those plants as easy as possible, it’s best to invest in a drip irrigation system that’s controlled by a timer.

Once you make this investment, you can have peace of mind in knowing that your plants are going to get watered, even during the hottest months of the summer, and your desert landscaping will continue to thrive.

DIY Landscaping Tip #4 – Add A Patio Or Sitting Area

If you’re eager to remove as much of the living plants as possible from your landscaping, it may be best to consider adding a patio, sitting area, dog run, or all of the above.

There are many ways to creatively use the space surrounding your rental property and adding a patio or sitting area are two of the best ideas because they offer your tenants usable space and the opportunity to enjoy more time outside.

Contact GoldenWest Management

At GoldenWest Management, we offer our tenants neighborhood property management services that save them the time, money, and hassle of managing their rental properties themselves.

For more tips that you can use to improve the landscaping surrounding your rental property, or to speak with us about the property management services that we can offer you, contact us today by calling (866) 545-5303 or click here to connect with us online.

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