With warmer weather beginning to appear with the changing season, it’s a great time to get out and do more activities in the beautiful weather. A good idea for rental property management is to organize events to get neighbors involved with one another, such as with a community planting day! Here are few ways to start getting tenants involved with a community floral display.
Leave out a sheet for everyone to see and sign up on. This will give you an idea of who is going to participate, who can donate what materials, and when people have time to contribute to the project. This is also great for keeping you and everyone else organized.
Include professional opinion
You want to be sure the greenery and flowers your community is using will be good together and are right for the area, season, and amount of maintenance needed. The worst scenario would be starting this project and realizing that you’re using the wrong methods, fertilizer or plants for the circumstances.
How do you avoid this? Rental management should contact the local nursery you trust, or even a landscaping company or hardware store. Speaking with a professional will ensure your project is a success. Ask them about what you’re planning and get suggestions. Also inquire about whether the flowers will need to be removed after season or if they can remain year-round.
Create a shopping list
Make this public and let people make suggestions, but have a designated person to manage the list. This should include items like:
- fertilizer or compost
- gloves and shovels
- water hoses
- trash bags
Divy out roles
You can get more done and let everyone play a part by organizing into teams. Have a team to be responsible for picking up the supplies, using a few vehicles if there are a lot, a team to get the soil ready for plating by loosening it up, and a team to watch over and assist kids or those new to gardening during the planting.
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