• Tools Needed to Plant Your Lawn


    Establishing a lush, healthy lawn requires proper planning, attention to detail, and a bit of elbow grease. It also requires the right tools. Because you only need to seed your lawn twice a year, you can save a lot of money (and a lot of space in your garage) by renting your tools instead of buying them. To help you keep your lawn looking great year round, here is a look at some of the essential tools you will need to plant your lawn.

    Grass Seeder

    The key to having a magazine-quality lawn is spreading an even layer of grass seeds during the recommended planting dates . A manual or motorized grass seeder is the best way to quickly and evenly seed your lawn. Your equipment rental provider will have various types of seeders to choose from based on your budget and the size of your lawn.

    Lawn Aerator

    Although a lawn aerator is not required, it is an essential piece of lawn equipment that can have a big impact on the health and appearance of your grass. Lawn aerators poke thousands of tiny holes in your lawn, which increase the soil’s ability to hold moisture and make it easier for young grass roots to grow strong.

    Hand Tools

    There are some essential hand tools that every homeowner should have in their garage or tool shed. If not, you can get the tools you need from your equipment rental provider. In terms of lawn care, a rake, shovel, garden hoe, and pickaxe will help keep your lawn looking great.  

    From push-behind mowers and hydraulic drive tillers to rakes and shovels, A Tool Shed has everything you need to keep your lawn looking great all year round. Visit our website to see all of our lawn and garden equipment rentals, or call us today at (831) 359-4769 to find the equipment rental location nearest you .

  • A Tool Shed Sponsors Kiwanis Event

    Join us at the Kiwanis Turnaround Scholarship Benefit Thursday, May 21st. There will be a silent auction, live music, wine tasting and more! The event runs from 6pm – 8pm at Villa Ragusa (35 South Second St. Campbell, CA)


  • Lawn Maintenance Tips for Spring

    Before you gear up for summer, enjoy the last days of spring while you can. Besides the cooler temperatures, spring is also the best time to prepare your lawn for the long, warm summer days ahead. Use a rake to clear your lawn of leaves, twigs, animal droppings, and other unsightly debris. You will also need to apply a spring lawn fertilizer to help your grass grow strong and healthy into the summer and fall months.

    For more tips on caring for your lawn this spring, watch this video series. In it, a landscape horticulturist from the National Gardening Association provides tips, tricks, and techniques for taking care of your lawn in the spring. 

    A Tool Shed has all of the tools and equipment you need to keep your lawn looking great. From gas-powered lawn mowers to hand tools like shovels and rakes, we have the best selection of rental equipment in San Jose . Visit our website to see our entire selection of rental tools and equipment, or call us at (831) 359-4769 to speak with us directly. 

  • Deciding Whether or Not to Till Your Garden

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    There are advantages and drawbacks to tilling your garden, but then again there are also advantages and drawbacks to not tilling your garden. While tilling helps to get garden beds started quickly, not tilling improves soil quality in the long run. Depending on the soil condition where you live, you might not have a choice. That’s because areas with heavy clay require tilling to break up the soil before converting to a no-till system.

    If you decide that tilling is best for your garden, come to A Tool Shed to find the right rototiller for your needs. We have a large selection of gardening and landscape equipment for rent , including tillers, aerators, levelers, seeders, and more. Visit our website or stop by one of our six equipment rental locations in San Jose and the surrounding areas to see everything we have to offer. If you have any questions, please call us today at (831) 359-4769.