Freshen up your lawn and landscaping.
There are two main types of home beautification projects: lawn/landscaping and land-clearing. These activities require a variety of special tools – and you can rent them all at Wildcat.
You’ll find hundreds of websites that offer tips for improving the “curb appeal” of your lawn and property. Every homeowner wants a thick green lawn and beautifully trimmed hedges. Enhancing curb appeal adds to the resale value of your property and makes your home the jewel of the neighborhood.
Whether you need an aerator, seed spreader or dethatcher for lawn care – or a chainsaw, pole saw, brush hog or skid steer for land-clearing – Wildcat has the trusted brands you’re looking for. I can personally recommend the right tool for every job, and offer tips that you’ll never get at a Big Box retail store.
If you’re a DIY or commercial landscaper in southwest Missouri, you can get beautiful results with the right tools. Here are some popular rental choices:
LAWNCARE AND LANDSCAPING TOOLS
The Ozarks/Springfield region is in USDA Gardening Zone 6A, so check with me first about the best types of grass for this area. That will dictate what tools and settings you’ll need.
Many homeowners in our region choose fine fescue grass because it’s low-maintenance and does well in the shade. But you’ll also find lawns that have Bermuda grass, ryegrass and bluegrass.
When over seeding an existing lawn, the main thing to remember is to place about 16 seeds per square inch. If you use more seeds than that, they’ll compete for room and nutrients – and the lawn may be thin in those areas.
In case your basic lawncare tools are getting old and unreliable, we rent a wide variety of mowers, weed-eaters, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers and pressure washers. Here are some of the many products you can rent:
Lawn Aerators loosen compacted soil so that air and water can better reach the roots. If your soil is tightly compacted, you may need to aerate twice. This improves fertilizer uptake and makes your lawn thicker and more resilient.
There are two main types of lawn seed spreaders: drop spreaders and broadcast spreaders. A drop spreader is perfect for small lawns, while the broadcast spreader is the better choice for really large lawns.
Thatch is the layer of stems, roots and dead grass that gathers between green grass and the surface of your soil. It’s actually fine to have about ½-inch of thatch, but when there’s ¾-inch or more, it limits the amount of oxygen and moisture that can reach grass roots. That’s when it’s time to dethatch your lawn.
When you rent a dethatcher, ask me about the spacing and cutting depth that’s right for your lawn.
Most leaf blowers have air speeds between 120 and 150 mph, but some blowers scatter leaves at an astonishing 240 mph. Whatever model you choose, it’s the lightweight way to get rid of leaves without hours of raking.
We’ve got both gas and electric pressure washers that run either hot or cold water up to 3500 psi. A pressure washer is great for cleaning driveways, concrete or tile patios, walkways, wood decks and home exteriors that are either vinyl or brick.
LAND AND BRUSH-CLEARING TOOLS
When it comes to landscaping there are many questions about how to clear brush and make property more attractive. I’ve got plenty of advice – and all the tools you’ll need to get the job done right.
Chainsaws and Pole Saws
These are essential landscaping tools – and we have many models to choose from. A pole saw is basically just a chainsaw on a pole that makes pruning and trimming easier.
A brush hog (sometimes called a “rotary cutter”) is usually mounted on a tractor hitch, but we also have walk-behind models for rent. A brush hog is specially designed to cut through a wide swath (usually six feet) of dense plant growth that’s too difficult to mow.
These are ideal for digging out stumps and digging around big rocks. If you have just a few stumps, you might prefer to just grind them down with a stump grinder.
A trencher is a great tool for cutting through pavement or concrete and for severing roots.
A skid steer (or “skid loader”) is a heavy-duty machine used for big excavating jobs.
A box blade is usually attached to the back of a tractor and is used for leveling, grading and spreading gravel or soil.
Rent From The Expert!
Most clerks at a Big Box home and garden store would be completely “stumped” if you asked them about which stump grinder or backhoe to use.
Fortunately, I’ve got decades of experience renting and maintaining these professional-grade tools – and I can help you choose the right one for every job.
Land-clearing and lawncare don’t have to be backbreaking tasks. Stop by and see us today to find the tools that will make your jobs a whole lot easier.
And remember: Wildcat is where it’s at for lawn and garden rentals!