Property Managers can landscape rental properties too.
As a landlord, you don’t want to waste your time and money with high-maintenance landscaping. In this article, you’ll learn about cost-effective landscaping techniques to maximize your curb appeal without brea
king the bank.
Landscaping can have a huge effect on your ability to quickly rent a home or multi-unit property. It’s the first thing people see when they visit. First impressions are huge. People will often decide if they are going to purchase or not within the first few seconds of seeing what you have to rent. Having cost-effective landscaping will help bring more attention to your rental. It will also bring the best tenants because you have the best looking rental properties to offer. Keep reading to see some of our best tips. When you’re ready to let someone else be the landlord, don’t forget to call Double D Property Solutions. Now on to the article.
Use The Right Light
Just like the interior of your home, using the right lighting can help to add interest and highlight certain features within your yard. There are all kinds of different lighting types and fixtures you can choose from. Lighting can really set the mood. By using smart lighting choices, you’ll create an area where people will want to be. Think of creative lighting techniques that are also functional. There are many lighting products that run on solar charged batteries or glow in the dark just enough to add a beautiful accent. You’ll want to make sure paths and walkways are well lit, without using lighting that is too harsh or industrial.
Keep Some Things Hidden
Some fixtures we use on a daily basis can also be eyesores. AC units, pool equipment, trash cans, and utility boxes don’t always go with the design of the yard. These items can easily be hidden with a small cabinet or a few plants or shrubs. Sometimes by simply eliminating an eyesore, the entire ambiance of the area can be changed. Try to hide these things in order to make the area appear more welcoming and inviting. Taller bushes help with this, but make sure not to plant shrubs too close to anything electrical or ac units that need air flow to run.
Add Some Edges
Adding a border will instantly help rent your house to tenants that like a clean look. There are all kinds of materials you can work with. Small fencing, bricks, plastic barriers, or even rocks from your own yard, can be used to separate a garden from everything else. In the last couple years, there have been many introductions in landscaping borders that last and are not too expensive. Once the barrier is up, you’ll just need to add a few plants, some mulch, and you’re done. Your yard will appear professionally designed, without much cost or effort.
When mulching your garden, you can use free alternatives to traditional, and sometimes expensive store-bought mulch. Leaves, grass clippings, and even in some cases stone, can all be used to mulch. Use newspaper first to keep weeds from pushing thru. Plus, all of these items are already in your house or yard. By using what you already have, you’ll save some money and a trip to the nursery.
Make a Path
Whether you use stones, gravel, wood, or stepping stones, adding a path will create interest and offer functionality. You can make your own stepping stones to add even more customization to the area. Pavers and brick are relatively inexpensive and durable ways to create a path that will stand the test of time. By creating a path, you’ll add interest and be able to connect two areas, such as a path from the shed to the garden.
Homeowners will love that they won’t need to replant a garden year after year in order for it to look nice. You’ll want to choose plants that come back year after year, without much effort or coaxing. Once the plants are strong, you can even divide them, slowly adding more greenery to an area, all from one original plant. A few great perennials include peonies, daylilies, shasta daisies, hydrangea, and hostas which all come back year after year with minimal effort. The bushes that have jumped in popularity are gardenias and variegated euonymus.
We can help you learn more about cost-effective landscaping techniques for your Warner Robins investment property. Contact us today! (478) 256-9947