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Equipment Rentals

Benefits of Renting Heavy Duty Equipment

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Heavy Equipment Rentals – Tampa Bay Area

Renting heavy equipment can generally prove to be the most effective choice for you. Equipment rentals have become more common due to the rising value of buying equipment, and an unpredictable market. In several instances, renting has become a viable possibility for several companies because it provides them the flexibility to cut down costs and run a financially stable construction business. Here are some advantages that your company can see if you choose to start renting construction equipment.

One of the advantages of renting equipment is that you simply will avoid the initial purchase price. Buying brand new construction equipment can be pricey and may build an enormous impact on your company’s budget. Moreover, purchasing equipment could be a long term investment that ties you right down to specific equipment machines. Renting or leasing equipment helps avoid the upfront costs related to buying, and provides an opportunity for companies to wisely distribute their money in other resources.

Renting equipment also gives you the opportunity to make small, regular payments instead of having to pay a large sum of money at once. You can rent an specific piece of equipment for short or long periods, and it can also be rented for DIY projects or commercial projects. Rental companies often accept different types of payment to accommodate customers.

Owning a piece of equipment also means that any maintenance costs would probably be higher than they would be on rented machinery. Heavy duty equipment always requires a significant upkeep to ensure that it operates safely and at an optimal level. Renting equipment will take away the stress from having to worry about maintaining a piece of equipment.

Renting equipment has some major benefits for companies of all sizes by creating efficiencies, and reducing logistic concerns like storage problems, transportation issues, and depreciation prices that will reflect in the sale of any acquired equipment.

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Simple Solutions to Common Landscaping Issues

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Rentalex Lawn Tools

There’s one in every neighborhood – the house with the bright green grass, perfectly trimmed shrubs and flowers in full bloom. As you look at your own lawn, plagued with weeds and sparse patches, you wonder how your neighbor is able to achieve such a beautiful outdoor space. The secret isn’t in how much time or money can be invested, but rather taking the right steps at the right time to eliminate lawn and garden problems.

Here are some common landscaping issues and the easy steps any homeowner can take to correct them:

Sparse, brown lawn

If your lawn is looking sparse and brown, the likely culprit is thatch. Thatch is the layer of dead grass, leaves and stems that block water and nutrients from reaching the roots. To revive your grass, you need to remove this layer and prime your lawn for strong regrowth.

A dethatcher, also known as a power rake, is the easiest way to get rid of the layer of thatch. Then you’ll want to use an aerator to poke small holes in the dirt so that nutrients, air and moisture can get to the roots. These two pieces of equipment are critical for repairing sparse, brown lawn, but purchasing them outright is costly. Consider renting them from your local rental store.

Weeds

No single method will eliminate all weeds, so the best action really depends on what types of weeds you have. Here are some tips on the most common:

  • Dandelion – It’s imperative to dig out dandelions before they go to seed. You can also spot treat dandelions with a broad leaf weed killer. If you do this, make sure your product does not kill grass.
  • White clover – This weed can spread quickly on undernourished lawn.  Combat by watering regularly and applying nitrogen fertilizer. You can also use a broad leaf weed killer for spot treatments.
  • Crab grass – If it’s early in the season, consider applying a pre-emergence crabgrass herbicide. Because crabgrass thrives on shorter lawns, set your mower to a higher setting, about 2.5 to 3 inches.

Overgrown hedges, shrubs and trees

Meticulously trimmed hedges and trees make a yard look perfectly manicured. The tools of the trade will make the job a breeze, but you don’t need to purchase a tree trimmer or chainsaw. You can easily rent those at our rental store for a fraction of the cost of buying them.

The most important consideration when operating a chain saw or trimmer is safety. When you rent, you get personalized training on the equipment. Tell the rental professional what you want to accomplish and they will help you find the equipment you need to get the job done, while providing you with tips on how to use the equipment and safety.

When you’re done trimming and clearing out your area, renting a chipper can make cleanup quick and easy.

Wilting, dead plants

No matter where you live, if your outdoor plants start to wilt or turn brown, it’s likely that they need water. Sounds simple enough, but it’s also easy for plant novices to overwater – which can kill your plants and flowers just as easily as under watering them.

Start by always watering during the early morning or late evening hours. Watering during peak sun hours will cause most of the water to evaporate and little will reach the plants’ roots. Research the recommended watering schedule for your lawn and plants so that you can create a weekly watering schedule. Some plants may only need watering once a week, while others may need it daily. You can also ask your local nursery or the Extension Service of the US Department of Agriculture for planting and watering recommendations in your area.

Striped lawn

Nothing is more frustrating than the homeowner who spends lots of time on yard work only to wake up one day to a striped lawn. If you have healthy lines of green grass that alternate with yellow or brown stripes, likely the cause is uneven fertilizer application.

The trick to fertilizing evenly with a drop spreader is overlapping wheel tracks by an inch or two. This will help ensure no area gets missed and any potential for stripes is eliminated.

 

Rentalex Iron Is In Their Blood

Rentalex: Iron Is In Their Blood

Rentalex was featured in an article in the new May – June 2019 edition of the Pro Contractors Rentals Magazine. Check out the full article here!

Rentalex Iron Is In Their Blood

Rentalex Iron Is In Their Blood