Hire someone to do it to be sure it's taken care of to your satisfaction.
I would ask real estate investors in your area for referrals on who they would suggest you hire and get estimates from them
@Jason Mazza Do you mean structure as in how you're going to charge your tenants? Does their lease require them to pay for lawncare/snow removal?
I bought an unoccupied duplex. So i guess the first question is should i place responsibility on the tenants and if so, how should i do that? Should i leave it to the 2 bedroom tenant or split it between the two?
We treat lawn care as an expense. It is passed through to the tenant by way of rent. It is not a separate bill that they receive. It is ultimately your responsibility as the property owner to keep your property up. If the grass is not cut, the city will come after you, not your tenants. When analyzing your NOI prior to purchase, I recommend you be sure to include all property maintenance items in your expenses.
@Jason Mazza I would definitely charge it back to the tenants in the form of rent, as @Chris Clark said. You said there is a only a one car driveway. Do you plan on only allowing for one tenant to park there? If so, that tenant should probably have a bit more responsibility for the snow removal/lawn care expenses, since they are receiving the benefit of parking in a non-snow covered driveway. If not, I would split it down the middle, regardless of the rent paid. If both tenants have access to the same amount of lawn/driveway, they should both have the same responsibility.
Go buy a $150 lawnmower and a $25 snow shovel. Issue it with their lease. Make whoever has backyard privileges do it.
ALL my tenants SFH or MFH do their own lawn care. People rent homes because they want more privacy than an apartment. Make people be adults and take their of the lawn.