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A.D. Cantelmo Property Management
Our Business is Property Management in Orange County California



Grass that won't go to the dogs





Many times when my clients are opposed to allowing dogs into a rental property, it is not because they are worried about the interior of the property, but the exterior. Grass lovers understand that dogs can destroy a beautiful grass yard quickly and if you are not a synthetic grass lover, then the fear is understandable.

How a Lawn is Damaged

Dogs can damage a lawn in more ways than one: they dig, they chew, they roll and run. Their feces can mar the beautiful green landscape, but the worst damage comes from dog urine, not feces. Dog urine is high in nitrogen, good in small amounts, but bad when your dog chooses the same spot again and again. Like over fertilization, repeated exposure to dog urine can burn the roots of your grass, creating brown, dead spots.

Here are a few grass types hat can be tough if you are worried about dog damage


Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky bluegrass is widely recognized as one of the best grass types for cool-weather climates. In temperate coastal areas, this high performing grass will grow actively during the spring and fall. It spreads by rhizomes and fills in damaged areas, like urine spots, if allowed time to recover.


Perennial Rye Grass


Also suitable for temperate coastal climates, this grass performs best in cooler temperatures but will withstand warmer days when well watered. Perennial rye grasses are hardy and withstand wear and tear well. This aggressive grass grows quickly to recover from urine damage and paw and claw marks.


Turf-Type Tall Fescue


This relatively new type of grass is tougher than most lawn grasses, but still fine enough for an attractive landscape. Although it should be watered during dry seasons in its first year, this grass is drought tolerant once established and survives poor soils, salty soils and a range of temperatures from cold to hot.

Information from Home Guides

Cynodon Hybride
2015 Green Thumb Award Winner Cynodon hybrida 'Dog Tuff' ™ ('Dog Tuff'™) is an amazing xeric lawn grass perfect for high traffic and play areas and has excellent durability in yards with dogs. Once established it is highly weed resistant, deep rooted and provides a soft, cushioned feel for bare feet. We recommend using Organic Plant Magic as a root dip to spur grass plug growth.

Information from High Country Gardens      
   
Of course asking a grass loving Landlord to switch the grass in the yard to a more durable grass is not realistic, but at least knowing there are some alternatives can be helpful if you are going to put in a new grass yard.






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5 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/21/2016 I was tired of using a large management team to manage my investment property. I felt I was always on the back burner. I was recommended to Tony from a business associate, he assured me I would be very pleased. Well that was an understatement, Tony is amazing. He's above all honest and always available for my concerns. I'm not as well versed as other investors with property management and maintenance and tenant relations, Tony has been an excellent partner and has guided me through quite a bit of needed repairs and worked far beyond what was expected to help turn my little investment into quite a prosperous investment, If what your looking for is prompt return calls, honest direction and someone very knowledgeable with general contractors and real estate laws, Tony is your man. Angela

 

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5 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/21/2016 I was tired of using a large management team to manage my investment property. I felt I was always on the back burner. I was recommended to Tony from a business associate, he assured me I would be very pleased. Well that was an understatement, Tony is amazing. He's above all honest and always available for my concerns. I'm not as well versed as other investors with property management and maintenance and tenant relations, Tony has been an excellent partner and has guided me through quite a bit of needed repairs and worked far beyond what was expected to help turn my little investment into quite a prosperous investment, If what your looking for is prompt return calls, honest direction and someone very knowledgeable with general contractors and real estate laws, Tony is your man. Angela

 

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"10 out of 10 I am so Happy Since I left my old company and I joined AD Cantelmo Property Co I am stress free I live in a different state and this company watches my house and always Mr Tony Cantelmo is on top of things I really want to thank you for what you do for me and I would really Recomend this Company to any and every one Thank You again. Shawn" ------------------- "I need to trust the people I work with and I trust Tony. He stays on tops of things, communicates well, and gets things done. He not only gets things done but he gets things done the right way. Jim"

 

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