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June 2021 – Tip and Tricks for Keeping Your Lawn Beautiful This Summer

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Idaho has had a turn for the best with the COVID-19 spread! Hospitalizations are still on the decline.  As of May 26th, 149 new cases were recorded that day bringing the total number to 191,546 with 2,087 deaths. As of May 26th, 1,2076,200 doses of vaccine have been administered to Idaho residents.   Idaho has been advanced to Stage 3 Order.

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Important Reminders

1) Accounting would like to remind you of the changes to our payment system. We will now be taking your rent payments through your Tenant Web Access. If you have any questions about this new process, please feel free to reach out to Brandy Kerr at

2) Our monthly reminder – have you changed filters recently? If not, please do so right away. Clean filters improve the performance of your furnace and keeps your air quality free of allergens and dust. If you don’t know where to find your filters, or how to change them, call your property manager.

3) Everything is growing like crazy, especially the grass and the weeds! Weekly lawn mowing will be required for the next several months! Now is the time you will find grass invading the planter beds. If you pull it out now, and edge the lawn, you won’t be battling it all summer long. Dandelions may be pretty and good for bees, but they are not welcome in lawns and planter beds! And if we see them dotting your landscaping during our drive bys, you will receive a notice. Please be diligent in pulling them up, being sure to get all of the tap root, ideally before they bloom and turn to seed.

4) If your gutters are full of leaves and debris, you may notice them overflowing when it rains, or sagging from weight, or growing plants. If you witness any of these tell-tale signs, please take a photo of the evidence and submit it to us through the property meld system on our website so that we can issue a work order.

5) Did you open up your foundation vents yet? This needs to be done to allow for healthy air circulation through the crawl space to avoid mold!

6) Beginning June 1st, our property managers will be completing interior inspections for annual inspections instead of just a drive by. Our staff will be wearing masks and properly social distancing while inside the home. This is non-negotiable, and scheduling is not allowed. You will be notified of when they will be there and you have the choice to be present or not.

7) Maintenance would like to remind you that an AC unit that is not working does NOT qualify as an emergency. Our office makes it our goal to have those issues resolved within 7-10 business days from the time that our office is notified of the issue.

If you have any maintenance concerns for your yard or your home, please CONTACT US! All maintenance concerns should be submitted through property meld, accessed on our website, under the Tenant Tab – Maintenance Request – Submit Work Order.  Also, there is a “Maintenance Request” link on the dark blue bar at the top.

Yard Maintenance – Where Do I Start?

By Kristal Clark

It’s that time of year again! Time for us to get outside and do lawn clean up and maintenance. Some tenants have lawn care taken care of for them whether through a private company, or through their communities HOA. However, most tenants have to maintain their yards themselves. We have compiled a list of tips, tricks, and products that may make maintaining your lawn this summer an easier task, without breaking the bank. Below are some of the most common questions people have about lawn maintenance and we have the answers!

  1. How often should you run your sprinklers? The answer may surprise you! You want to run your sprinklers enough to get 1 inch of water into the lawn each week. This could mean that you water only twice a week for 35-40 minutes, or every other day for only 10-15 minutes. As long as your lawn is getting it’s allotted 1 inch, the grass will be healthy and happy. It’s also important to run your sprinklers at the correct TIME of day. Always run your sprinklers in the very early morning, or at night when the temperature is the lowest. This will ensure your lawn absorbs the most water it can without any evaporation.
  2. What products are the most effective and cost efficient for fertilizing my lawn? We did the research so you don’t have to! We found that Scott’s Turf Builder Weed and Feed is our top choice. This product will feed your lawn and weed out the dandelions and clovers that invade our yards. There are lots of other products on the market if you choose to use something else, but we recommend weed and feed options to save you a little bit more money and the extra step.
  3. What is the most effective way to get weeds out of my planter beds? First, don’t wait! The sooner you get to weed when it’s still small and in early growth, the better. The roots will be smaller and easier to pull out than a mature weed. Always make sure to grab the weed at the base closest to the ground and pull steadily and swiftly. This will help make sure you don’t leave behind any root to continue to grow more weeds. We also suggest weeding tools, there is a variety of options at any local gardening store. Choose a tool that best suits you!
  4. How often should I mow my lawn? It all depends on your watering schedule and how fast your grass grows! We suggest once a week. This allows your grass to grow in between mows and remain healthy and green!

We hope this will help you navigate your lawn care as we go through the hot months of summer! For most tenants, these tips will help you avoid any violations with our office and keep your home looking beautiful. If you have any questions about lawn care or if you are responsible for lawn care at your property, please feel free to contact your property manager. They are always available to help you!