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Spring Cleaning At It’s Easiest: Get Your Lawn In Shape

March 15, 2010 7 comments

It’s that time of year again. You know the 3 week period when everyone in Texas has the desire to get outdoors and get their lawn back in shape.  I say 3 week period because here in Texas we go from low 60’s to high 90’s in just about that amount of time.   Below is a list of a few items that may need to be addressed and the recommended equipment to address those items that may need to be addressed and here at Aztec Rental we have the equipment to address those items that need to be addressed.  Got all that, great glad to hear it. 

Aztec Rental has all the equipment possibly needed for your Spring preparation and in grand fashion below you will find some suggestions from the experts in absolutely no particular order.

Tillers. When it comes to gardening equipment, the most popular rental unit is the tiller. Tilling is the act of loosening or breaking up earth to make it suitable for planting. Done manually, this could take several laborious days. Manual soil preparation requires removal of existing sod and digging up and turning over the dirt beneath with a shovel, breaking down clumps with a hoe and then combing the area with a rake to remove stones and other debris. Often after turning the soil, compost and other beneficial material is then incorporated into the dirt to make nutrient rich soil fit for planting. Tillers utilize powered tines or blades that spin rapidly to pulverize the earth into a loose soil suitable for planting in a fraction of the time and with far less effort.

Sod cutting. Starting a new lawn from seed is the most commonly utilized method of establishing turf, but even under the best weather conditions and proper care, there is no guarantee that all of the seed will germinate and grow. Growing new sod from seed also can take months. For instant gratification, there’s turf sod replacement. The sod can be laid down, tapped in and watered.

Dethatchers/turf rakes. Thatch is a communion of dead grass, roots and other matter that builds up in a lawn over time. It’s relatively common and collects on most lawns at some time or another. In time, thatch matter becomes stacked and then packs down or mats and causes healthy grass blades to become stressed and weakened to the point that they thin and eventually die. The easiest and most thorough method of removing thatch is to use a dethatcher or powered turf rake. The dethatcher makes quick work of lifting grass-choking thatch from the surface level allowing the soil and grass to breathe and attain moisture and nutrients.

Aerators. Aerators revitalize lawns by opening the soil for more effective penetration of air, moisture and nutrients. Aeration also helps to reduce soil compaction. Less compaction means a healthier root system. The lawn will become more tolerant to heat, drought and traffic, and will be more disease-resistant. Engine-powered walk-behind aerators are the norm for efficient and less labor-intensive lawn aeration.

Article On How & When To Use a Lawn Aerator

You see here at Aztec Rental we undoubtedly make your job easy which results in a first class lawn, a happy spouse, and the ability to accomplish all this within the 3 week window referenced above.  No Thanks required….that’s just the way we roll here at Aztec Rental.

[Tillers, Sod Cutters, Lawn Aerators, Dethatcher Rentals]
[Lawn Aerator – When & How To Aerate Your Lawn]

Flying Hovercraft – Simply Awesome!

March 1, 2010 2 comments

We want one of these!  You can have all of the segways and amphibious vehicles, we want the hovercraft!  Put “flying” in front of it, and…..GAME OVER! 

Useful.

You think we should add a few to our rental fleet?  What foreman or super wouldn’t want this to be their job site transportation.

Categories: Interesting, Random

Rental Pulse Gets A Face Lift

January 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Rental Pulse revamps website, with a new look.

Welcome to the new look for Rental Pulse. It may look a little different, but it still delivers our complete coverage of all segments of the equipment rental industry as well as risk management tips, American Rental Association (ARA) news and much more.

P.S. Thank You, we are fans of the new look over the old.

[Rental Pulse]

Categories: News, Rental Equipment