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Compact Power Equipment Rental + The Ugly Duckling House = Beautiful Backyard

Posted by: Erika Green on September 12, 2016


Image courtesy of The Ugly Duckling House

Some people may look at a backhoe or a trencher and get intimidated. Sarah Fogle, founder and blogger with The Ugly Duckling House, on the other hand, looks at it with excitement. Sarah, who fearlessly takes on renovation and improvement projects at her home in suburban Atlanta, has become a fixture in the DIY community with more than three million social media followers.

With her renovation project skills, down-to-earth personality and willingness to take on the toughest of projects, Sarah and The Ugly Duckling House were the perfect match for Compact Power Equipment Rental. Like us, Sarah believes anyone can use heavy equipment – they just need to learn how.

Our collaboration centers on Sarah’s backyard transformation. This includes filling in a sizable sinkhole and prepping the yard for a new entertaining space. Her home, which she’s renovated from top to bottom through a variety of projects (more on that here), was in need of a new patio to take advantage of the southern weather while also ensuring the sinkhole in her yard didn’t have structural implications.

The Ugly Duckling House

Image courtesy of The Ugly Duckling House

To help with these projects we provided Sarah with a Kubota tractor loader backhoe (you can check out Sarah’s reaction to what she calls her “giant Tonka toy” here) dropped off by our VIP Onsite Delivery team.

It didn’t take Sarah long to realize the Kubota tractor loader backhoe was way more efficient than taking on these projects with a bunch of shovels. The heavy equipment carried most of the project’s load (literally) while also allowing Sarah and her friends to take on additional side projects. While a backhoe is great for larger scale outdoor renovation projects like this, it’s also helpful for smaller – but still intense – outdoor initiatives.

We don’t want to steal Sarah’s thunder and give away too many details, but we were thrilled to partner with her on these projects and help her show readers that renting the right equipment can be both efficient and a lot of fun.

To see parts one and two of her backyard transformation, check out The Ugly Duckling House here and here. You can also get a few sneak peeks of her progress via her Facebook Live videos, parts one, two and three. Keep up with Sarah on this project by following along with her on the Compact Power Equipment Rental Facebook page and be sure to check out her detailed projects updates on The Ugly Duckling House to see what’s next.

Tags: The Ugly Duckling House, Kubota, Kubota tractor loader backhoe, DIY, Filling a sinkhole