Let the DIYing Begin
Posted by: Erika Green on April 18, 2019
Spring has officially arrived, which means it’s time to get back to what you love doing most: outdoor DIYing. It’s the perfect time to catch up on exterior maintenance or simply prepare the yard for summer growth. And while there are a number of other things you can do, completing these projects first will make for an easy spring to-do list. And the best part? You don’t have to do it alone. With one quick stop at a The Home Depot Rental near you, you can find everything you need, from large equipment and small tools to expert advice, all under our roof.
Installing an irrigation system is a gift to yourself. These systems guarantee the lawn, flowers, garden and any other vegetation receive the precise amount of water needed – even when you’re busy. Early spring (now) is the time to begin the installation process to ensure your lawn has a healthy head start. After you’ve mapped out the system’s layout, renting and using a trencher, such as the Barreto E924 or the Boxer 120, makes installation a breeze. Haven’t used a trencher before? No problem! A knowledgeable associate will give you a basic safety and operations overview when you rent. You can also review the operations manuals available on The Home Depot Rental website.
Cleaning the gutters should make it to the top of your annual spring cleaning checklist. After the fall and winter seasons, debris left in the gutters can cause a waterfall of issues. If April’s showers aren’t flowing through your gutters properly, the interior and exterior of your house can be affected by water damage. Gutter cleaning tools like scoops and watering wands can be found at a local The Home Depot.
For a weed-free, nutrient-packed garden and yard this summer, lay down some mulch. It’s best to do this in the early spring before foliage sprouts to allow rain to break down the material into the soil. How? Rent a chipper shredder at The Home Depot Rental and create your own. Simply set up a workspace away from people, pets or other potentially dangerous implements and make sure to use the right safety accessories (goggles or glasses, gloves and a hat). Then use the machine to pulverize excess branches and other organic material into homemade mulch. Once it’s made, spread evenly over the desired area, being careful not to block air circulation.
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