Of course, you want your rental property to look nice and presentable, especially when you’re showing it to prospective tenants, but you also can’t spend an arm and a leg on landscaping costs. So where’s the balance? Here are just a few ideas for gardening and landscaping for your rental property.
No, xeriscaping does not necessarily mean a yard of rocks with a few cacti spread throughout. Water is scarce in California, and many people have had to turn to a way to maintain the appearance of their property without using the amount of water required to keep the grass green and flourishing. Replacing grass with drought-tolerant plants, such as native trees or shrubs is an easy way to create a low maintenance landscape for your rental property. This will also save you money in water costs.
Low-maintenance is not the same as no-maintenance. Whether you go with drought-resistant plants or a full lawn of grass, you’re going to have to budget at least a little for landscaping costs. Make sure you’re planning ahead and budgeting an amount for upkeep for the gardening and landscaping of your rental property.
Check sprinklers regularly. Make sure they are operating at maximum efficiency so that you conserve water and lower your landscaping maintenance costs. You can even consider installing a drip-watering system with a rain-sensing timer to make sure that every plant is getting the exact amount of water they need and no more.
The key here is to find the right balance for you. How much are you willing to spend on maintenance? How much work is your tenant willing to put into the upkeep of the yard? These are all things you must consider when deciding how you want to change the gardening and landscaping of your rental property. For more landscaping tips, or to learn more about maximizing your profits, finding quality tenants, or minimizing your evictions, contact us at Keyrenter in Berkeley today.