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Create an Easy-to-Maintain Garden Landscape for Your Rental Property | Takoma Park, MD

Jul 1, 2022 | Gardens, Lawns

Buying a rental property is often done with the intention to make a primary or secondary income out of it, so spending tons of money on routine maintenance is not the best plan to succeed. If the property you buy has plenty of outdoor space, you should invest in an easy-to-maintain garden landscape to appeal to potential tenants without having to invest in consistent maintenance to keep it looking good.


Make Use of Native Plants

Native plants are useful because they mesh well with the climate you are in. Instead of attempting to grow plants that thrive in a completely different climate, you should look at local plants for your garden.

In order to have the best success, you will also want to consider sun and shade patterns as plant health and growth greatly depends on getting enough sunlight to grow and stay heathy.


Invest in Compost

Since compost has so many nutrients that are beneficial for plant life, you should not hesitate to use it within your garden landscape as this will just make it that much easier to maintain. Letting compost do the brunt of the work in keeping your plants healthy is the smart way to garden on your rental home.


Border Your Plants

Having a lush garden is great, but it can look cluttered when unorganized. It is important to bring structure to your garden landscape, which you can do by adding a border around the plant area. Doing this will help create a focal point in your front yard or backyard where the garden is located, along with creating a barrier that prevents weed growth from getting mixed in with your shrubs and perennials.


Prioritize Trees and Shrubs

Since you want your garden as simple as possible to maintain, whether you have a professional come by every week or two or rely on your tenants, you should consider shrubs and trees as your main source of color and foliage.

Investing in these is smart because they are sturdy, easy to grow, and look incredible.

Contact us to get professional help with garden landscape for your rental property.






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Matt Johnson grew up in a family of landscapers and gardeners as the grandson of Raymond Johnson (Founder, 1933, Johnson's Florist and Garden Center) and son of James and Carol Johnson (Founders, 1960, Johnson's Landscaping Service, Inc.). Since 2007, he has led Johnson's Landscaping Service with his brother, Charlie.  Matt and his wife Jaime live in Petworth in Northwest DC with their 3 sons and 2 big dogs.

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