You bought that new home and lovely, large yard. Now it’s time to max out your credit cards and fill the garage, shed and every available space with the equipment you’ll need to take care of it.
There’s a better way, and that’s to rent your landscaping and lawn care equipment and tools. Here are three good reasons that it’s better to rent, rather than buy, the mowers, aerators, cultivators, pressure washer and other tools you’ll soon need.
You only have so much space. When you buy what you need for lawn care and landscaping you’ve got to find storage space for the often bulky equipment as well as for whatever tools are required for maintaining the equipment. And when that bulky item is replaced or breaks down, chances are that you’ll still be caught storing it — maybe for years. Is that any way to live? When you rent, the equipment might only be in your possession for a matter of hours. You don’t have to find storage space for it, because it’s gone as soon as you no longer need it.
You use most of your yard equipment rarely. Think about how much of your yard equipment is seasonal — or even less frequently used. How often do you pressure wash your house, for instance? Or an aerator? You don’t necessarily need to own equipment like a pressure washer or aerator as you’ll only need it during certain times of the year.
You don’t need any more maintenance and repair hassles. Home repairs are hassle enough. You know what happens if you don’t maintain your yard tools. They break down and then you have to find the time to fix them. You also have to keep investing money in oil, lube grease and repair tools. And when you can’t do the work yourself, you have to get the broken equipment to someone who can — and take out the plastic again to pay for it. With rental equipment, just use it responsibly. You’ll receive it in excellent working condition and return it hours or days later in the same condition. Then forget about it.
Everyone’s needs are different but renting can be the most cost-effective strategy for some. Think about it. If it’s a piece of equipment you use all the time, the most cost-effective strategy might be to buy it. But for those items you won’t use often, renting is an excellent option. The thing to remember is that you need to think about what you really need and then do the math.
Locally, at Franklin Rental you can rent equipment large and small, like mowers, weed eaters, hedge trimmers, tillers, aerators, pressure washers, backpack blowers and more to help you accomplish your yard goals. You can rent these items for as little as 4 hours or for as long as a month. Check out their selection here and visit them in person at 1516 Columbia Ave, Franklin TN 37064.