• Improving your Home’s Curb Appeal

    If you’re interested in selling your home, your realtor may have mentioned curb appeal. Making your house look appealing to people who are approaching it is a great way to attract a home buyer. However, even if you’re retaining your house, it doesn’t hurt to give the outside of your home a boost. Fortunately, you can give your house a facelift and it doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated.

    You may not be in a position to hire a contractor to repaint the house, replace the garage door, or do some other major work to the façade, but there are several steps you can take on your own, with no contractor required.

    • Clean up your lawn. The first step in making your house look better from the outside is to make sure your yard is neat and tidy. Mow it, pull any weeds, rake any leaves, and get rid of anything that detracts from its appearance, like scattered toys or worn-out lawn furniture. While you’re at it, spend a little time and elbow grease cleaning out your gutters.
    • Install some new greenery. Putting in new plants and flowers is a great way to give your home a fresh look and boost your curb appeal. You don’t have to spend the time, money, and effort required to put in a garden because you can get the same effect with planters or window boxes. Hanging plants are cheerful on a porch, and even one pretty plant arrangement can make a big difference in the look of your home’s exterior.
    • Pressure wash the house. Not only will this make your home look better, but it’s a very satisfying chore. It’s easy to rent and run a power washer and watch the dirt and grime peel off of your siding, walkway, driveway, and porch.
    • Touch up the paint. You don’t need to repaint the whole house, but if there’s any peeling or flaking, now is a good time to fix those minor issues. You might also consider repainting your front door in a bright pop of color, to create an eye-catching entry.
    • Make small repairs. Ripped screens, burned out bulbs, and other little flaws can detract from the overall look of your home. Walk around your house with a critical eye, making note of anything that needs a repair, and then secure the tools you need to do the work, taking an afternoon to make things perfect.
    • Create a clean path. An attractive walkway is a perfect way to lead people to your front door. If you already have a well-defined path, clean it up and consider lining it with lighting or plants. If you don’t have one, it’s not too difficult to make one out of stone or brick.
    • Brighten your fixtures. Your light fixtures and hardware can probably use some sprucing up. If you’re happy with your light fixture, clean any cobwebs or debris from around it to help it shine more brightly. If you’re not happy with it, change it or augment it with some porch string lights. If your front door’s hardware is dull or dated, replace it with something new and bright.

    When you’re ready to give your home a fresh look, it’s easy to find the tools you need to do it yourself and have the project go smoothly. A-1 Equipment Rentals offers the best equipment rental in Redwood City, California, with a great selection of construction equipment as well as an extensive machine and tool inventory. Whether you’re a homeowner tackling a home improvement or landscaping project or a business owner who isn’t quite ready to invest in a fleet of vehicles, we have what you need to get the job done. In addition to tools and machinery, we have a varied selection of trucks, dump trucks, and vans available, and we offer pickup and delivery service to save you the trip to our facility. Our experienced maintenance staff fixes our machinery on site, and we extend repair and maintenance services to our clientele as well. Our team members are here to make sure you have what you need to make your job go smoothly, and we’re happy to offer advice on the machinery and tools you need. To learn more about our quality options at affordable prices, contact us through our website or call (650) 369-2992 and we’ll be happy to help.

     

  • Keep your Lawn Healthy This Summer

    It’s summer, and your lawn has probably grown rapidly throughout the spring. The summer is a strange time for lawn care because the grass continues to grow quickly, but the excessive heat may prove damaging. What’s the best way to keep your lawn healthy and thriving?

    • First, make sure you’re cutting it properly. Schedule your mowing based on the weather, because when it’s raining and the grass is growing quickly, you may need to cut it at least once a week. On the other hand, if it’s dry and hot, the lawn will not need to be mowed as often. No matter how often you mow it, make sure to leave it long, because doing so keeps the roots cooler and promotes growth. How much should you take off? A good rule of thumb is to never remove more than one-third of your grass’s height at one time.
    • Feed your lawn. A lawn needs regular watering, but it also needs fertilizer. Fertilize when it’s not too hot and dry because fertilizing in the heat of summer can burn your lawn and encourage tender new growth that will have trouble surviving the hot weather. As to watering, it’s important to avoid overwatering, so don’t irrigate your lawn if it’s already been raining.
    • Consider reseeding if your yard does not fare well over the summer. It’s best to wait for fall to reseed, but if circumstances arise that make you reluctant to wait, you can reseed in summer with a warm-weather variety like Bermuda grass. If you choose to do this, make sure to keep the new sod moist, so that it has a chance to get established.

    If you need tools to take the best care of your yard, A-1 Equipment Rentals has everything you need, from mowers to fertilizers to weed eaters and more. A-1 Equipment Rentals offers the best equipment rental in Redwood City, California, with a great selection of construction equipment as well as an extensive machine and tool inventory. Whether you’re a homeowner tackling a home improvement or landscaping project or a business owner who isn’t quite ready to invest in a fleet of vehicles, we have what you need to get the job done. In addition to tools and machinery, we have a varied selection of trucks, dump trucks, and vans available, and we offer pickup and delivery service to save you the trip to our facility. Our experienced maintenance staff fixes our machinery on site, and we extend repair and maintenance services to our clientele as well. Our team members are here to make sure you have what you need to make your job go smoothly, and we’re happy to offer advice on the machinery and tools you need. To learn more about our quality options at affordable prices, contact us through our website or call (650) 369-2992 and we’ll be happy to help.