Do your gardening plans involve more than just a shovel and rake? Once the snow melts, you’ll want to visit local rental companies for stump grinders, wood chippers, and other lawn equipment. For certain lawn and garden equipment, it makes more sense to rent than to buy something you’re only going to use once. For example, how often are you going to use a stump grinder? A lawn equipment rental can save you money better spent on other things.
Continue reading to learn about our most popular equipment rental options for your lawn and garden.
1.) Stump Grinder Rental
The cost to cut down a tree usually doesn’t include stump grinder rental.. Tree stumps are hard to mow around and can take up to 10 years to rot completely. If you’re tired of looking at an unsightly stump or are worried about your kids tripping over it, consider getting a
Renting acan be less expensive than hiring a contractor, especially if you have more than one stump you need to remove. Removing a stump is easier if you use a chainsaw to cut the stump as close to the ground as possible. For this reason, we recommend getting a chainsaw rental along with your stump grinder.
2.) Sod Cutter Rental
Have you always wanted a flower or vegetable garden in the backyard? Before you can start planting, you’ll need to remove the grass (along with its roots) to expose the soil underneath. We recommend using a sod cutter rental to clear grass for gardening and landscaping.
A sod cutter is too expensive to buy—not to mention it would take up precious space in your garage. For this reason, we recommend renting a sod cutter. Another benefit to renting a sod cutter is that you can transplant a strip of your lawn to another area where the roots will re-establish.
3.) Wood Chipper Rental
Need to clean up your yard? A wood chipper rental makes financial sense if you only plan on trimming or cutting down a few trees. A chipper rental makes quick work of branches so trees stay healthy year after year. Pruning your trees helps them to grow while maintaining a good shape. Once you’re done trimming trees, a wood chipper gives you enough wood chips for the landscaping around your home.
4.) Lawn Aerator Rental
Compacted soil makes it hard for your lawn to breathe and stay healthy. Once this happens, your lawn develops a layer of organic debris (thatch) between the earth and living blades of grass. While having a half-inch layer of thatch is good for the health of your lawn, too much can rot or dry out grass roots. Using a lawn aerator rental breaks up soil compacted from foot and car traffic. For a healthier lawn, check out our aerator rentals.
5.) Rototiller Rental
Need to loosen the soil in your garden before planting? You’ll need a garden tiller rental to properly aerate the soil. A rototiller rental can also be used to break through clumps of stubborn weeds, especially between rows of plants.