Two pieces of equipment that often get overlooked when taking on spring lawn and garden project preparations are rototillers and aerators. All Seasons Rent-All, serving Aurora and Denver, Colorado, has both of these available to rent and advises reserving yours soon if you haven’t already. They are both necessary for garden soil prep and lawn growth.
Many homeowners and even commercial property owners don’t purchase these two pieces of equipment, as they are only used once, maybe twice per year. They take up quite a bit of room to store and also require maintenance to keep them running at optimum performance. Each year, thousands of people in the Denver area purchase their own homes for the first time and only buy the basics, like lawnmowers and weed eaters. Rototillers and aerators are not usually purchased unless there is a frequent need, or if one buys them to use in a commercial business.
Why Use a Rototiller?
A rototiller is typically used to prepare a garden bed or soil for planting. It is a tool that breaks up and turns over the soil, creating a loose, fluffy texture that is ideal for planting. Using a rototiller in your yard can help to loosen compacted soil, remove weeds, and improve the overall quality of your soil. This can be particularly helpful if you are planning to start a new lawn or garden in the area.
A rototiller can be helpful in blending fertilizer into your garden soil. When you till your garden with rototiller, it breaks up the soil and incorporates the fertilizer, which helps distribute the nutrients evenly throughout the soil. This can result in healthier plants and better yields.
To get the best results, it’s important to choose the right type of fertilizer for your garden, and to apply it at the appropriate rate. You should also follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the fertilizer and the rototiller to ensure that you use them safely and effectively. Additionally, it’s important to till the soil when it is dry enough, to avoid creating clumps or compacting the soil.
Is it Necessary to Aerate Your Lawn?
When soil is compacted, it can be difficult for roots to grow and for water and air to penetrate deeply into the soil. Aeration helps to loosen the soil, creating space for roots to grow and for water and air to flow. Thatch is a common culprit in all lawns.
Thatch is a layer of dead grass, leaves, and other organic material that accumulates on the surface of the soil. If thatch is allowed to build up, it can prevent water and nutrients from reaching the roots of your grass. Aeration helps to break up thatch and allow it to decompose more easily.
Aerating your lawn involves punching small holes into the soil to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate deeply into the roots of your grass. If the soil is compacted, aeration is necessary to allow water, oxygen, and nutrients to do their job and contribute to healthy new growth. The best time to aerate your lawn is when the grass is actively growing and can recover quickly from the stress of aeration.
All Seasons Rent-All Understands Your Needs
As a full service equipment rental company, we have a real understanding of our customers’ needs and what level of service they expect. We maintain all of our equipment and we also make sure that our staff is trained to answer questions and give instructions on operational and safety concerns.
We do all of our own small engine repair and maintenance, and we also offer this service to those that own their own equipment. To reserve lawn and garden equipment or schedule a repair to your own, call us at 303-569-7161 or fill out a contact form on our website.