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    Seasonal Maintenance for Your Lawn

    Last updated 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    With temperatures slowly dropping and leaves changing from green to yellow throughout the Bay Area, it's time to start getting your lawn ready for the new season. As the gardening experts in this video explain, preparing a lawn for the fall doesn't have to be a challenge and simply requires a bit of know-how and the right tools.

    The first step to take to maintain your lawn during the changing season is to repair any damaged or spotty areas. Once you've addressed major problem areas in the yard, remove dead material, aerate the lawn, and prepare it for any cool-season grasses. With the right combination of seeds, fertilizer, and moisture, you can get your lawn ready for fall and see to it that it maintains its health and appearance all the way until next spring.

    If you are getting ready to prepare your lawn for the fall, visit A Tool Shed in San Jose to find out how our tools and equipment rentals can make that task much easier. Call us at (831) 359-4769 to learn more about renting useful equipment from one of our six Northern California equipment rental locations.

    Caring for Your Lawn During the Fall Season

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Now that fall is here, it's the best time to start thinking about preparing your lawn for the season. With the right equipment from your San Jose tool rental company and a bit of perseverance, you can get the yard surrounding your home or business in top shape. Here are some tips for caring for your lawn during the fall season. 

    Continue with Your Watering Routine

    Just because the summer is drawing to an end doesn't mean it's time to cut back on watering your lawn. Be sure to continue watering your lawn regularly, avoiding peak hours as much as possible until the temperatures cool down. With drought afflicting most of the state, your lawn could be susceptible to drying out if not adequately watered.

    Break Out the Fertilizer

    Fall is the perfect season for San Jose area residents to get to work fertilizing cool-season grasses. If you plan to grow bluegrass or ryegrass, rent a manure spreader from your local equipment rental company and lay down fertilizer sporadically from September to November.

    Patch Up Bare Spots with Sod

    Another simple strategy for maintaining your lawn during the fall is to patch up any bare spots that died during the summer with some sod. Laying sod with your hands can be a challenge if the sod is not the right size, so be sure to utilize a sod cutter from a tool rental provider to assist you with this task.

    Eliminate Those Pesky Leaves

    Leaf piles are a breeding ground for insects, so be sure to remove them as they accumulate in your yard. A simple way to get rid of fallen leaves is to remove them using a rake from your San Jose equipment rentals store or to mulch them with a specially designer mulching mower.

    You can find all of the equipment you need to keep your lawn looking its best right here at A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals. To learn more about the tools and equipment we carry or the rental process, visit one of our Bay Area locations or call (831) 359-4769.

    Signs that You Need a Dehumidifier

    Last updated 26 days ago

    Outdoor humidity levels are almost always too high or too low for the average person’s liking. Fortunately, you have the unique opportunity to control the prevailing humidity levels in your home. However, even with a state-of-the-art climate control system in your home, circumstances can arise under which a dehumidifier can help in ridding your home of excess moisture in an effective and efficient manner. Scenarios for which a dehumidifier may be necessary include:

    Condensation on Windows and Doors

    On a cold winter’s day far from San Jose, a foggy window may suit the mood and give off a charming aura. Window condensation on the interior glass of your Bay Area home’s windows or doors, however, is a sign that your home is too humid. Rent a dehumidifier from an equipment rental specialist shortly after discovering this problem, and you may be able to prevent the growth of mold and mildew and the exacerbated allergy symptoms that result from the presence of these moisture-fed fungi.

    Wet Basement

    Basement flooding is a common problem that can often be prevented or at least averted with the help of a functional sump pump. Even with a sump pump, however, your basement may be much damper than most rooms in your home. A dehumidifier from an equipment rental specialist can help you keep your basement comfortably dry like the rest of your home.

    Musty Smells

    A pungent, musty odor is one of the most common signs that mold or mildew is present in your home. If you detect a musty odor in your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room, rent a dehumidifier to suck up excess moisture in your home. This will prevent mold and mildew from finding the moisture needed to thrive. If it does not, or if you detect potentially threatening mold in your home, contact a toxic mold remediation specialist to assess and rectify the situation.

    The next time you find yourself battling moisture in your San Jose area home, rent a dehumidifier from an equipment rental store to mitigate the problem. To enquire about daily, weekly, and monthly dehumidifier rental rates, call A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals at (831) 359-4769 or visit one of our six convenient Bay Area equipment rental locations.

    Tips for Picking the Perfect Floor

    Last updated 1 month ago

    The fact that flooring gets more use than just about all the furniture, appliances, plumbing fixtures, and other equipment in your home should put into perspective just how important flooring is. As you search for the perfect flooring materials for your home, consider the following factors so that you can make informed and confident flooring decisions for every room.

    Household Circumstances

    What is the current makeup of your family? How do you anticipate that makeup changing in ten years’ time? Generally speaking, children and pets are harder on flooring materials than are well-mannered adults. If you have young children and pets at home or anticipate that children or pets will make an appearance in your life soon, focus on cheap, stain-resistant materials like linoleum or vinyl flooring.

    Relative Moisture Exposure

    When selecting flooring materials for rooms with high relative humidity or in which the floors will be splashed with water, resistance to water damage should be a priority. Ceramic tiles and non-porous natural stone flooring are ideal options for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and elsewhere that moisture exposure is a concern.

    Ease of Maintenance

    Another factor to consider before selecting flooring materials for your home is the maintenance that will be required to keep it clean and looking good. Rental tools and equipment that can help you clean carpet and tile floors efficiently are available, but it is still wise to opt for flooring materials with recommended cleaning and maintenance requirements that you think you can handle.

    Once you decide on flooring materials for the various rooms in your home, adopt a floor cleaning and maintenance schedule to maximize the life of your home’s floors. To rent tile removers, linoleum rollers, and other equipment that can help you with your DIY flooring project or the upkeep of your brand new flooring, call A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals in San Jose at (831) 359-4769 or visit one of our six South Bay locations at your convenience.

    Tips for Using a Cordless Drill

    Last updated 1 month ago

    A drill is a power tool that everyone uses at some point during one of his or her DIY projects. To learn about the advantages of cordless power drills and how to properly and safely use them, watch this brief video clip.

    In it, Bill Link of Workbench Magazine demonstrates how to use an 18-volt cordless power drill. In his step-by-step demonstration, he walks viewers through the proper setup and positioning of the drill, offering tips and discussing how cordless power drills can save considerable time and labor on many home improvement projects.

    If you would like to rent a cordless drill like the one featured in this video clip, A Tool Shed Equipment Rental in San Jose is the first place you should look. To speak with a representative about the cordless drills and other rental tools in our inventory, call (831) 359-4769 or visit one of our six Bay Area locations at your convenience. You can also see all of our rental tools online. 

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