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Tenant Responsiblies - Maintaining the Lawn and Treating for Weeds

Tenant Responsiblies - Maintaining the Lawn and Treating for Weeds

As a tenant, you might think that maintaining the lawn is the responsibility of the landlord, but in reality, it's your responsibility as a tenant. This includes not only mowing the grass regularly but also treating the weeds that grow on the lawn. Many tenants are not aware of this responsibility, and as a result, their lawn may become overgrown with weeds, which can be unsightly and even cause damage to the property. In this blog post, we will explain why it is essential to treat the weeds on the lawn and how to do it using Spectracide Weed Stop for lawns.

Firstly, it's important to understand that weeds are not just unsightly, but they can also be detrimental to the health of the lawn. Weeds can compete with grass for water, nutrients, and sunlight, which can cause the grass to weaken and die. Additionally, weeds can attract pests and diseases to the lawn, which can further damage the grass. Therefore, it's essential to treat the weeds as soon as they appear to prevent them from causing damage to the lawn.

When it comes to weed treatment, many tenants make the mistake of simply cutting the weeds when they mow the lawn. However, cutting the weeds only removes the visible parts of the plant and does not address the root system, which can quickly regrow. Instead, it's crucial to use a weed treatment product, which can kill the weeds at their root, preventing them from growing back. 

We personally use Spectracide Weed Stop for lawns.  Its a simple-to-use product that connects to your water hose, and is less than $10!

You just need a water hose, no other tools are required.

The product contains a potent weed killer that targets the roots of the weeds, ensuring that they do not grow back. Additionally, it is formulated to be safe for use on lawns, so you don't have to worry about damaging the grass or other plants in the yard.

To use Spectracide Weed Stop for lawns, simply attach the product to your water hose and spray it evenly over the lawn, focusing on areas where weeds are prevalent. The product should be applied when the weeds are actively growing and when there is no rain expected for at least 24 hours. After application, you should wait at least seven days before mowing your lawn to allow the product to work properly.

As a tenant, it's your responsibility to maintain the lawn at your rental property, including treating the weeds that grow on it. At move out, the lawn will beevaluated for damage, just like the inside of the home, and the cost of restoring the lawn can be charged to your security deposit, just like a huge hole in the wall.

So, if you notice weeds growing on your lawn, don't hesitate to take action and treat them quickly. Your lawn (and your landlord) will thank you!