5 Lawn-Care Tips to Prepare Your HOA Landscape for Fall
Fall is almost here, and that means it’s time for boards to start preparing their HOA landscape for the new season. If you’re looking for the best lawn-care tips to improve and maintain your HOA landscape, here are five essential maintenance must-dos to follow.
Rake the Leaves
As the leaves begin to fall, it’s essential to instruct your HOA landscaping crew to rake the leaves from the lawns. Doing so prevents fungus from growing and allows sunlight to hit the ground. Your landscaping crew can also mow the leaves and grind them up to create a natural fertilizer for your lawns.
Did you know weeds are easier to remove in the fall? Now is the perfect time to instruct your landscaping crew to remove all weeds and plants that are overgrown. This will help ensure they do not come back in the springtime.
Water the Landscape
It’s still essential to continue watering the grass, plants, and trees in the cooler months. This ensures they will be lush for the spring. If it hasn’t rained in a bit, instruct your landscaping crew to water the area or turn on your sprinkler system.
Aerate the Lawn
During the summer, homeowners likely took advantage of the warm weather by hanging out on the community lawns. Now that the weather has begun to cool, it’s a great time to consult your landscaping crew to aerate the grounds. Landscape crews will puncture the soil with small holes that allow air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of the lawn, replenishing them after the summer’s wear and tear.
Inspect the Trees
If trees in common areas start to deteriorate or require trimming, the fall season is the best time to handle these issues. You can enlist your landscaping crew or hire a tree removal vendor to help ensure branches, limbs, and the tree itself remains in good condition. When the wintertime comes, you will feel more secure knowing these trees won’t cause any harm or damage to the surrounding structures and residents.
Better HOA Living Starts with AR Management
If your HOA needs a property management company to help you prepare for the cooler seasons, contact AR Management today! We’re ready to ensure your HOA landscape remains beautiful for the seasons to come.