When is the Best Time to Re-Seed Your Lawn?

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Spring is finally here, and that means lawns and gardens throughout San Jose are about to become a lot more vibrant. If your lawn took a beating during the winter, you may be thinking about planting new grass seeds to bring it back to life. However, some experts recommend that you wait until early fall to sow the grass. It’s almost impossible to keep new grass seed moist in the summer without nearly constant watering. In the fall, between August and October, the soil is warm, but daytime temperatures are moderate, waking watering less of a problem.

Whenever you decide to re-seed your lawn, you can get everything you need to complete the job at A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals. With locations in San Jose and the surrounding areas, we are your source for lawn and garden equipment rentals in Southern California . We have seeders, tillers, edgers, and more. We even carry hand tools! Visit our website or call us at (831) 359-4769 to find the location nearest you. 

Removing Grass After Tilling Your Garden

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If you want to turn a plot of grass into cultivated soil ready for planting, your equipment rental store can help. One of the many pieces of lawn and gardening equipment you can rent is a rototiller. Rototillers, also known simply as “tillers,” break through grass and loosen soil. However, the grass remaining in the soil after tilling can grow from its roots and seeds. Unless you want to fight grass and weed throughout the gardening season, you will need to remove the grass and tilling your garden. Here’s how:

Go Over Your Garden with a Hoe

After you finish tilling your garden , work your way around the outermost edge of the tilled soil with a garden hoe, breaking up soil clumps as you work your way inside. As you move towards the center of your garden, remove clods of grass so you don’t compact them into the soil with your feet as you move around.

Rake Your Garden

After breaking up any noticeable clumps of soil and grass, pick through the soil with a wide-toothed bow rake, also available at your tool and equipment rental store. Dig around a bit to remove all grass clumps that were turned below the soil surface with the rototiller. Rake the grass clumps into a large pile and repeat the procedure until you no longer find clumps of grass in your garden.

Discard the Grass

After thoroughly picking through your garden with the rake and hoe, move the piles of grass clumps outside of your garden using a shovel and wheelbarrow. After spreading the grass to dry, add it to your compost bin.

For everything you need to keep your garden thriving, come to A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals. We are your source for tool and equipment rentals in San Jose. From rakes and hoes to rototillers, sod cutters, and edgers, we have the tools and equipment you need. Visit our website to see our entire selection, or call us at (831) 359-4769 to reserve your tools today

Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid Around Your Home

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It’s easy to take care of your home’s landscaping with the right tools and equipment available from your local equipment rental store. But even with a full arsenal of lawn and gardening tools , you can still make mistakes if you don’t know what you’re doing. To help maintain the landscape around your home, here is a look at some of the most common landscaping mistakes and tips on how to avoid them.

Cutting the Grass Too Short

It’s easy to get carried away and cut your grass all the way to the root, especially if you aren’t familiar with how to use the lawnmower you rented. If you scalp the lawn, it could result in a bare patch, which could make it inviting for insects and/or susceptible to disease. Let the blades grow longer in the summer to provide shade for the roots, and cut the lawn shorter in the winter to allow sunlight to warm the soil. 

Pruning Too Much

Pruning is often just as much of an art form as it is a technique—which means that when done improperly, the result can be unappealing and harmful to your trees and shrubs. Every plant has a different pruning process, so be sure to ask around or do some investigative research to find out what’s best for each shrub and tree around your home .

Neglecting the Front Yard

A lot of homeowners put most of their energy into the backyard. However, the front of the house is where first impressions are made. This is especially important if you are putting your home on the market. Keep the grass trim and tight around the edges and plant colorful flowers to make your front yard pop.

A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals has all of the lawn and garden tools you need to maintain your home’s landscaping. Visit our website to see our full selection of tool and equipment rentals, or visit one of our six locations in San Jose and the surrounding areas . For additional information about our equipment rentals, call us at (831) 359-4769.