• Caring for Your Lawn This Spring

    Spring lawn care will help your grass stay green and healthy well into the Bay Area’s mild summers. With a healthy lawn and some easy party rentals in Redwood City, you can transform your yard into a magical venue for any type of garden party, from a baby shower to a wedding.

    To care for your lawn, you will need the right tools. Lawn mower rentals are available, so you don’t need to keep this unwieldy appliance around. You can also rent de-thatchers and other garden equipment. To learn spring lawn care basics, watch this video.

    Call (650) 557-2783 today to inquire about lawn mower rentals, as well as party rentals. At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, we have everything you need to care for your lawn and to make it into the perfect party space.

  • Essential Lawn Care Tips for the Spring Months

    Before you arrange for table and chair rentals for your event in San Jose, you need to make sure that your lawn is in tip top shape. If you don’t own all the lawn care equipment you need for landscaping, don’t worry—you can rent it. And unless you have acres and acres of property, you won’t need a tractor to keep the grass under control. Get your lawn garden party ready with the tips below.

    Rake Early and Often Lawn care equipment rental in san jose
    Once spring arrives, you need to rake away the dead leaves and debris from your lawn. Ideally, you should have raked throughout the fall too as part of your lawn care regimen . Any decaying leaves, twigs, and other debris can prevent your grass from growing in properly. If there is thick thatch, you may need a special rake or a powered de-thatcher to properly clean the lawn.

    Re-Seed the Brown Parts
    Each year, depending on what the weather has been like, how much you raked in the fall, and other factors, you may need to re-seed certain parts of your lawn. Patches that look especially brown or bare are where you will need to re-seed. Before you do so, get a soil test kit to make sure you have the correct nutrients under the lawn. If you will be re-seeding large areas, you may need to use a mechanical spreader, but small patches can be done by hand.

    Fertilize Sparingly
    Over-fertilizing can harm your lawn just as much as under-fertilizing. Use a nitrogen-based slow-release fertilizer, and don’t spread more than one pound on every 1,000 square foot of lawn. You almost certainly don’t need more than one bag of lawn fertilizer unless you have a truly gigantic yard.

    At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, we have everything you need to landscape your yard , and also all the party rentals you need to create the perfect event. For more information on table and chair rentals, lawn mower rental, and all the other equipment we have available, call us today at (650) 557-2783 .

  • Gas and Electric Air Compressors: A Brief Comparison

    Air Compressor Rental in Redwood City Before you rent an air compressor in Redwood City , you should determine whether an electric or a gas compressor would best fit your needs. The choice largely depends on the scope and location of your project. Both types work well to inflate tires and to power air tools such as augers and blowers.

    Electric air compressors are ideal for indoor applications. For example, if you are conducting a home remodel and you want to use air powered drills, nail guns, and other tools, you can simply plug the electric compressor into an outlet and get to work. If you are doing an outdoor project, though, you may need to rent a gas-powered air compressor, since the electrical cord may not be long enough to reach remote outdoor locations.

    At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, we have both types of air compressor available to rent. We also rent out scaffolds, generators, drills, and any other tools you might need to use for your large scale project. Call us at (650) 557-2783 to inquire about rates and availability.

  • Starting an Air Compressor

    If you will be renting an air compressor in San Francisco to power the tools for your remodeling project, you should familiarize yourself with this piece of equipment before you pick it up. This will help you ensure that when you operate your air tools, you can minimize the risk of injury.

    Watch this video to learn how to start your air compressor safely. The air compressor in this video is electric, so you may need to ask a professional when you pick up your equipment for tips if you decide to rent a gas-powered compressor.

    At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, you can rent an air compressor, as well as many other items, from moving equipment to party rentals . Call us now at (650) 557-2783 to learn what we have available.

  • Tips for Digging a Post Hole

    Building your own home fence can be a rewarding do-it-yourself project. Before you go looking for drills to rent in Redwood City, though, you should learn about the process of digging a fence post hole. The only special items you will need are a clamshell digger and a tamper. The other items, including a spade, shovel, should be standard garden equipment.

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    First, you need to string out a line where the fence will go, then pound in stakes where each fence post will go. Use a spade to dig evenly around the post. Then, use the clamshell digger to remove soil quickly. Any plant roots that are in the way can be cut with air tools such as a pneumatic saw. Don’t forget to tamp the hole at the bottom so the post will sit securely and evenly.

    Call A-1 Equipment Rental Center today at (650) 557-2783 to inquire about renting drills, air compressors, tractors, and any other equipment you need for your lawn improvement project near San Francisco or San José. Renting a power auger can significantly cut down on fence post hole digging time.

  • Choosing the Right Lawn Mower Rental

    Spring has arrived in the Bay Area, and it’s now the season once again when you can hold outdoor events. Before you start arranging your party rentals near San Francisco , though, you’ll need to mow your lawn. If you don’t have your own mower, don’t worry—lawn mower rental is affordable, and you can select the perfect model for your needs. Figure out what kind of lawn mower you need by using the guide below.

    How Big Is Your Lawn?
    The size of your lawn is the primary factor that will determine which lawn mower you should rent . Ride-on mowers don’t make sense for small lawns in urban areas such as Oakland and San Francisco. On the other hand, if you live in an area such as Redwood City, San Mateo, or San Jose, and you have a very large lawn on your property, you might want to rent a riding mower to make your lawn care task easier.

    Where Is the Nearest Outlet? Lawn Mower Rental in Redwood City
    Corded electric mowers are common, especially for smaller lawns. However, the cords only reach so far, so you need to measure the distance from the outlet to the furthest edge of your lawn in order to make sure that it will reach. If your home lacks outdoor outlets or if your lawn is large, you might be better off renting a gas mower for extra mobility.

    What Shape Is Your Lawn
    Square and rectangular lawns are fairly easy to mow. Irregularly shaped lawns, however, can pose a challenge, even with a cordless hand mower. If you have a medium-sized lawn but it is irregularly shaped or broken up into smaller spaces with garden patches, consider renting a zero-radius turning riding mower for extra maneuverability.

    You can rent a lawnmower for your landscaping project from A-1 Equipment Rental Center by calling (650) 557-2783 today. We also rent out generators and tools for a variety of projects, and we offer party rentals, including table and chair rentals, for weddings and other types of events.

  • A Look at Different Types of Drill Bits

    Drills in San Jose are convenient tools because they can be easily modified to fit the job at hand. Adding a new drill bit to your drill can dramatically change its convenience of use as well as its performance. Here is a brief look at different types of drill bits.

    Right Angle Equipment and tool rental in Redwood City
    Depending on the project you are working on, you may end up putting yourself in uncomfortable positions in order to use your drill at the proper angle. With a right angle drill bit, these hard to reach areas become much easier to handle. This kind of bit is designed to help you conquer tight corners ; it contains a magnet that allows you to control screws as you drill them and a comfortable handle to take all of the inconvenience out of working in contained spaces.

    If you are looking for extra precision and accuracy, a drill guide may be what you are after. Simply tighten the drill chuck onto the shaft and then tighten the drill bit into the guide. You can then choose an angle of up to 45 degrees and adjust your drill guide accordingly, allowing you to create perfectly precise holes. This type of drill bit and attachment can eliminate any worry you may have of boring inconsistent or inaccurate holes into your wood.

    Drill and Drive
    In the event that you are drilling a hole for the purpose of filling it with a screw, the drill and drive bit is the perfect companion. With this attachment you can bore a hole and then remove the bit and turn it around, at which point you can drive the screw into the newly created hole; this method can prevent you from splitting your wood.

    Would you like a closer look at different types of drill bits? Call A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992 or visit our website. We are proud to call ourselves San Jose’s home for party and event rentals. If you would like to find out more about our dollies, generators, and air tools, please do not hesitate to stop in and meet with us today.

  • How to Use a Power Screwdriver

    Different projects may require the use of all different kinds of air tools, generators, and drills in Redwood City. Fortunately, these tools are available for rent; however, it is important to know how to use them. Watch this video to find out how to use a power screwdriver.

    You must first take a look at your screw head and find the appropriate bit for the drill. Once you have installed the bit and tightened the chuck, try a few discreet sample runs and adjust your torque setting based on how deeply you would like the screw to be sunk into the wood.

    For more information about how to use a power screwdriver, please feel free to call A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992. We are proud to serve the Redwood City area with high quality drills, dollies, and party rentals. If you are interested in learning more about our event rentals, visit our website today.