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Why Buy When You Can Rent

grs-mulcherIt’s just not practical for most people to own all the equipment that will be needed during the course of home ownership. Imagine how many thousands of dollars would be spent and how many garages would be needed to contain the many and varied pieces a homeowner may need. Who has the money, not to mention the space, to keep an air compressor, a tiller, lawn equipment, an assortment of ladders, scaffolding, power washers, chainsaws, wood chippers, garden equipment, car repair tools, shop vacs, pumps, painting equipment, cleaning equipment, trailers, mulchers, and so much more on hand at all times? Our equipment rental center here in Greensboro does.

Having a local Greensboro equipment rental center can be like having a fully stocked garage, with everything listed above and more, but without the cost and headache of ownership. Projects are sure to come up that require a wide range of tools and equipment, and instead of avoiding the project or spending big on purchasing, equipment rental is a great solution. Whether it’s the annual trip up a ladder to clean out the gutters, the springtime power washing of your deck or home exterior, or whether it’s time to deal with that wilting and unsightly tree,  you need the right equipment rentals in Greensboro to complete the job safely, efficiently, and effectively.

Depending on your situation, purchasing certain equipment is wise, but consider all the things that you use only once or twice a year, or maybe even less than that. Building a new fence will probably happen only once or twice in the life of your home, so a power auger would be better rented than bought. A tiller may be used annually, but its size and cost likely make renting a better option there as well. And, no matter how much you enjoy power washing, you must admit that it’s only needed periodically, too.

With a Greensboro equipment rental center on your side, you can enjoy using the best quality, up-to-date, and well-maintained tools without having to worry about where you’ll store them, when they might break down, or how you’ll pay for your kids’ college now that you’ve spent so much on outdoor equipment. Your local equipment rental center can be like a trusty neighbor who is always willing to help you out by lending you whatever you need to keep your home, yard, and garden looking great all year round.

Rent the Equipment you’ll Need for Heavy Weed Mowing

No matter how small or large your yard may be, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain their yard. Yard maintenance is important because it keeps your home looking attractive and can prevent potential problems such as infestation by insects and rodents. An essential part of yard care is weeding. If you’re a homeowner with many acres, then you are more likely to have weeds up to eight inches or more, which means you are in need of heavy weed mowing.

Heavy weeds provide cover for many rodents so it is important to mow them when they become long. There are three types of equipment you can rent or buy that can be used for heavy weed mowing: Riding Mowers and Lawn Tractors, Garden Tractors, and Rotary Mowers. Riding Mowers are your average everyday lawn mowers. They are great because they have multiple speeds and come with various attachments. They can assist with other lawn maintenance tasks and some can mulch the heavy weed eliminating the need to clean up any grass clippings. Riding mowers are best for cutting weeds up to 1-2 feet. Garden tractors are great for plowing and cultivating your yard for future projects. These mowers have larger engines and, with their strong frames have the ability to take on heavy-duty work. The heavy-duty transmission of a Garden Tractor allows for ground accepting attachments that can also help you perform heavy hauling and shrub removal. Garden tractors are considered to be a step up from Lawn Tractors, which means you should rent a garden tractor when there is a lot of work to be done on your yard. A rotary mower is a unit of powered machinery that uses a rotating blade or blades to cut grass, heavy weeds, and saplings. Most are attachments to tractor machinery that is pulled behind the tractor when used. Rotary Mowers are also known as brush hogs because of their ability to cut down brush in agriculture. The brush hogs use thick, sharp metal blades to cut down heavy weeds, thick grass, bushes, and small trees. Most Brush Hogs can cut down brush and heavy weeds up to six feet high and tree saplings up to 2 inches thick. When renting such mowers be sure to take proper precautions. The blades on a brush hog can have a top speed of over 150 mph and can be a throwing hazard for rocks and stones. To be safe while using any of these tools, use earplugs, avoid wearing loose clothing or jewelry, and try to remove any potential projectiles that may harm you, someone else, or your mower. All of these mowers can be rented at any major hardware store or privately owned retailers.

Things To Consider When Renting Inflatables

Inflatables are fun for a variety of events and ages. If you’re thinking about getting one, there are a few things that you need to consider before renting an inflatable:

Types
Bounce houses sometimes are not always just the small inflatable’s that are simply for bouncing up and down on. Often they can come with interesting themes as well as different purposes. Want to watch a funny race between your friends? Rent an obstacle course inflatable and watch them struggle though the strange surfaces.

Age considerations
If you are strictly going to have smaller children on the inflatable’s, this should dictate the size and theme of it. Also remember that smaller children might have problems jumping around with bigger kids, so keep that in mind. If you have adults, you will obviously need a bigger inflatable and may consider something more complicated such as the aforementioned obstacle course.

Location
You will want to make sure that you have a location thats suitable for the size of your inflatable. Be sure to consider overhead wires and the proximity of other nearby objects. For example, you would want to keep it away from a fence for obvious reasons.

The ground is also important. Setting up on lush grass is always the best option because people will need to remove their shoes before entering it. Whatever the surface is that you plan to use, make sure to run it by the rental company first to see if they’re okay with it.

The inflatable also needs to be close to a power source to ensure that the blower continues operation. If that’s not possible you might consider a generator or an extension cord. Remember, flat inflatables are not fun.

Now that you know a few considerations for renting an inflatable, you can speak more confidently to your rental company about it. They will be able to provide you with information on pricing and delivery, among other things.

Lawn and Garden Equipment Rental Source

tillerAs the warm spring weather breathes life into our lawns and gardens, many folks head out to their shed or garage to dust off their lawn and garden equipment. Unfortunately for some, their hopes of preparing for the work ahead often grind to a halt when mechanical issues crop up.

For example, many people find that the tiller they used last year doesn’t seem to want to start. For the same money that they would probably spend taking it to a repair shop, it is possible to rent one that is fully maintained and in tip top shape; ready and waiting to get the garden started. When finished, the homeowner need only return it, no maintenance or storage to worry about.

Consider these tool rentals in Greensboro for your upcoming lawn and garden projects::

  • Rototillers are the perfect tool for beginning a flower bed or starting your garden. Rent one in the spring to prepare for planting and in the fall to churn the garden waste back into the soil so it can decompose over the winter.
  • If you are trying to clear up some space for your lawn or garden, renting a Stump Grinder can save a lot of time and effort when removing stumps. If you’ve ever attempted stump removal by hand, you will really appreciate one of these.
  • Need to dig a trench for irrigation, water lines, power lines or more? Renting a Trencher can make short work of this often tedious (not to mention backbreaking) job.
  • To get your lawn underway, rent a De-Thatcher and an Aerator for a full, lush lawn.
  • For spring or fall cleanup a Brush Chipper can turn all of your yard debris into useful mulch for your lawn and garden.

As you can see, all of the above equipment is exactly the right tool for the job. It is all expertly maintained and is often the latest models with ease-of-use and safety in mind. For most homeowners, the cost of owning and maintaining all this equipment would not be cost-effective, since they would only be used once or twice per year. Additionally, think of all of the space that would be taken up in the garage or shed for the equipment and the assorted fuels and mixes to keep them running –storage space that is better utilized by more common equipment such as lawnmowers and snow blowers. Lastly, by renting what you need for your lawn and garden, you’ll have the added resource of expert know-how and advice on choosing the right tool for the job and how to use it most effectively and safely.

Top 5 Wedding Trends of 2014

Planning a wedding in 2014? Choosing a theme, and all of the necessities to go along with it, can be a big decision for a bride! Here are 5 top wedding trends for 2014 to help ease the pain:

1. Blush Shades

With 2014 officially underway, you will start to see a return to very romantic shades. It’s all about pink this year! But think soft shades like nudes, blushes, and peaches. Don’t be surprised if you see a bride in a light shade of the color instead of white this year! You will also see brides accentuating these blush shades with pops of sparkle to really help their theme shine.

You will see brides apply blush shades to more than just their bridal party dresses. Expect to see blush invitations, linens, and chairs. But it won’t stop there! You will also see blush-colored drinks (think pink martinis), table accessories, and desserts!

2. Vintage Inspired

If you saw the film ‘The Great Gatsby’ you can understand where the wedding trend is coming from! A vintage inspired wedding is all about adding older looking pieces to your big day to encourage a feel of romance!

At a vintage inspired wedding you can expect to see a lot of pearls, lace, and detailed patterns. If you are thinking of having a vintage look for your big day you should consider renting china, chiavari chairs, rich fabrics, and glassware. Some brides will incorporate metallics into their linens or chair color (or chair covers) to add an even richer look! Brides that are hoping to achieve this theme will probably consider a more formal sit down dinner, served in courses. You can imagine a beautifully designed table set for a multiple course meal.

3. Rustic Themed

Rustic themed weddings are here for another year! But this year you will see brides working in some glam accents. To accessorize this type of wedding think Mother Nature! Incorporate greens with branches and lush flowers. To give a glam look consider adding some sequin to your centerpieces!

Big farm tables are the perfect complement for a rustic themed wedding! Also, you’ll see mason jars everywhere for this theme! But not just for drinks – consider renting mason jars for decorations too!

4. Pops of Color

Another new wedding trend you’ll be seeing a lot of this year is pops of color! To avoid this turning into a rainbow theme, try to stick to a neutral palette except when working with accessories. Add pops of color when renting linens with bold striped patterns or floral prints, talk to your florist about adding a bright shade such as a magenta or tangerine into your bouquet, or consider adding a bright colored element to your wedding cake!

To really kick this theme up a notch, take a look at the floor plans of your wedding and identify areas that you can add bright colors in to give your wedding a fun, energetic atmosphere! This can include the linens for your cocktail tables, colored chairs (or chair covers), or even the napkins you use on the tables!

5. High Tech Reception

High tech receptions are coming into 2014 in a big way! Brides and grooms love that their guests are capturing photos of the event! You will see receptions using custom hashtags (#BBwedding) so that everyone can follow along at home! In order to make sure that guests have cell phone power all night consider adding power cords to your rented cocktail tables! You can do something underneath the table if you have loose linens, or add power cords pop up out of flower arrangements around your cocktail tables!

Renting photo booths are a major must at high tech receptions as well! You may start to see some video photo booths this year as well! Consider adding dress up pieces that match your theme. If you’re going for a vintage wedding, see if it’s possible to add a vintage filter to your photo booth and having pearls, top hats, etc. available for your guests to dress up in!