It’s official—Minnesota has made an executive decision to hold off on spring this year. But look on the bright side: now you have more time to make landscaping preparations for the season! If you’re in the business of online property management or real estate management, planning out exactly what you’re going to do both gives you a sense of accomplishment and, well, ensures that it actually gets done. Gassen is here to give you some reminders of what to do to prepare your Homeowners Association (HOA) for late spring landscaping.


And if you’re not in the Minnesotan boat— that is, spring has sprung where you’re from—it’s always good to review the basics.

Schedule Landscape Contractors Now

Ideally, landscapers should have been contacted in January or December of the prior year. Because spring is such a busy time of year for landscaping companies, reserving your spot early ensures you get timely and quality service. That said, because spring has come so late in the northern states this year, there is no harm getting ahold of contractors now. Better late than never!

Ask for Feedback from your HOA

That’s what the association members are for: giving ideas on how to improve their community. You’ll be shocked on how much they have to say about what they’d like to see. Moreover, asking for input lets members take a little ownership over their communities and leads to higher satisfaction ratings with any type of property management service or HOA management service. Asking for help and feedback is almost like an investment!

Schedule a Community Volunteer Day for Yard Work

If you’re employed, you know that people generally bond over completing shared tasks—-no matter how tedious those tasks may seem. What better way to foster a sense of community amongst your HOA members than to schedule a community yard work day? By helping one another out, residents will forge closer social connections as well as feel a sense of pride in their shared community. On the financial side of things, asking for volunteer help cuts down on expenses you’d otherside spend on landscaping contractors.

Help with HOA Management

If you are feeling overwhelmed with all the spring preparations that need to get done, Gassen can help. We’re a property management company based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, that would love to help you get back on top of things. To find out more about our how we can help you with your property management needs, call us today at 952-922-5575, or you can message us on our contact page.