If you’re finding it challenging to maintain your rental property, you may be looking for ways to help you maintain it more efficiently that will give you some of your time back. Doing this helps you to work smarter, not harder. One of the ways to accomplish this is to install turf on your rental property.
There are many reasons why installing turf is beneficial for you and the tenant. This article covers why 8 reasons why turf is perfect for your rental property.
Increase in Property Value
Should you ever decide to sell your property, having turf on the lawn will add value to the property. Turf is an attractive, low-maintenance bonus on any property, and it makes a great selling point to future buyers who may not have the time nor interest to give to lawn care.
Little to No Maintenance
The maintenance of real grass requires a lot of work. You have to mow the grass, water it, feed it, treat it to keep pests and weeds out of it. And all of this needs to be done regularly. For some landlords, it can be a pain taking the time out of your busy schedule to handle all of this. Even if you pay someone to keep the lawn maintained, it can end up being a pricey ordeal because the maintenance never ends. The same goes for tenants.
Turf never needs moving, it never needs to be watered, and there’s no need for chemical treatment because it isn’t real. On top of that, turf always looks good. So imagine the labor and money you save as a landlord by installing turf.
Turf helps you to always have an attractive and well-maintained lawn. This look appeals to potential renters. First of all, the beauty of the landscape is the first thing they notice upon entering the property. This alone draws them in enough for them to want to see more of the property. Then, when they find out that the lawn is turf and it’s no maintenance for them, the offer just becomes even more attractive. Renters appreciate being in a home that requires fewer responsibilities on their end. You may even be able to account for a higher monthly charge just for the landscape.
Perfect for Pets
Most people have at least one pet. And if their pet is a dog, dogs love grass. Dogs are prone to playing in the yard, and when they do, they tear up the grass. By the time a dog is finished playing in the grass, it can be patchy and bare, scorched with urine statins, a real eyesore.
Turf is ideal for pets. Because of its durability, dogs can’t dig it up or damage it. They can happily play in the grass without you having to fear it will get torn apart. Urine and excrement will not harm turf or discolor it. You won’t have to worry about muddy paw prints coming back into the inside of your property either.
Safe for Kids
Maintaining a real grass lawn also means using pesticides and toxic chemicals to keep weeds and pests away. While this may help beautify your real grass, it doesn’t make a safe play area for kids. The good thing about
turf is that your kids can play in it as freely and as much as they want because there’s no need for chemicals or pesticides. Turf requires little to no maintenance. What you see is what you get, and it maintains itself.
Turf also reduces the probability of falls. Natural lawns have patches, holes, and stones that can injure anyone, including a child. You won’t find these types of blemishes with turf. The surface is always perfect and reduces the chance of falls.
Saves on Water
Beautiful, real-grass lawns become that way due in part to the regular maintenance. Part of that maintenance involves regular watering of the lawn. You never need to water your lawn when it’s turf. That can save hundreds if not thousands of gallons of water each year, not to mention how this saves on your utility bill.
Throughout this article, we’ve been focusing on the little to no maintenance of having a turf lawn. But imagine the long-term savings on the lawn overall, because of the turf’s durability. If properly installed, a turf lawn can last over ten years. Imagine the cost savings of not having to buy a lawnmower, weed eaters and other lawn tools, pesticides, use water, fertilizer, etc., for ten years or more. The cost savings far outweigh the initial investment.
Durable and Sustainable
If you have a commercial property, it’s likely your lawn gets a lot of traffic. Turf is designed to withstand heavy foot traffic and pressure without getting damaged. It bounces back even after heavy use. That makes turf heavy and durable and prone to last for years.
The technology of turf has advanced it to behave and look just like the real thing. In some cases, it’s hard to tell the real grass from the turf. It can even be customized according to your preferred landscape designs. So, your plants, hardscapes, and other yard features won’t look out of place on the turf surface. Without pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer, you have a more sustainable property, making it more attractive and appealing overall for the community.