For tenants in single family homes or where they have their own yard, we specify in the rental agreement that they must water the grass/landscaping sufficiently .If they fail to do so they could be held responsible for any loss incurred by the property owner such as reseeding/sod installation  etc.

To ensure they do this we do regular drive by inspections and for areas not accessible by drive way inspection we schedule a bi annual preventative maintenance inspection . If we pay a gardener to do regular landscaping we will send you photos they take each time and contact tenant too if we see any non watering problems . If the home has sprinklers they need to be maintained.