• Seasonal Maintenance for Your Lawn

    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

    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. 

    Caring for Your Lawn During the Fall Season - A Tool Shed

    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

    Suburban Home

    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 .