As you’re looking out your window, coffee cup in hand and all you see is snow I can understand that it must be hard to think about spring and your lawn. Yet, no matter how many feet of snow are still left, you should start giving some thought about getting your lawn into shape this spring. Like all good things, it takes time and preparation to truly see results. If a lawn is not properly prepared for spring, it can lead to poor health of the lawn causing an influx of weeds, brown spots, and even pests. Have no fear; getting your lawn into shape is easier than it sounds.
A blanket of snow may be pretty to look at, but what is it covering up? The harsh winter weather takes a toll on the exterior of homes and yards, while much of the damage and debris is hidden until spring. Once the snow melts and the moderate temperatures are upon us again, it is a good time to take a walk around the property. Grab your jacket and a clipboard, if you’d like, before heading out for your stroll. Below, we’ll discuss what to look for on your spring maintenance walkabout.
That pile of snow outside your window may be staring at you, begging you to clean it up, but before you put a snow blower to work, make sure you know how to use it properly and safely. You should give this handy piece of equipment the same level of respect regarding safety that you would a lawn mower and weed whacker. Just because a snow blower pushes around white fluffy stuff instead of cutting blades of grass and plants does not mean it cannot harm you.
For most, it happens every fall and lasts through the winter. For others, the fun never ends. They usually occur before football, hockey, baseball, or any one of your favorite sports games. Tailgating began as a social hangout behind cars coupled with good friends, food, and beverages. Some are larger than others, but whether big or small, you are always in for a good time.Throwing a tailgate party is great, but it requires the proper preparation. Essentially you are throwing a catered party, except this time it is outside. It sounds easy but its not. Depending on the size of the tailgate party and the number of people expected to attend, there is a lot to consider in terms of equipment like generators, chairs, tables, trash cans, and tents. Remember it is a party so there can be a lot to account for besides food and people attending. If you are the kind of person that loves to tailgate, but not all the time or maybe just seasonal, then renting the equipment you need is the way to go. Buying chairs, tables, generators, grills, and even outdoor televisions can get expensive. That is why you should prepare in advance by renting everything you need to save money. Let’s face it, tailgating is fun, but it is not always cheap. Save money where you can so you are able to afford seats that are closer to the sideline at the next game.
The temperatures are beginning to creep back up and that means it is time to think about Spring Cleaning. Spring cleaning is that old fashioned tradition that allows us to get a head start on the seasons of spring and summer by cleaning our houses, prepping our gardens, and getting rid of the clutter that built up over the winter. It’s the time of the year where you clean out your closet to donate to Goodwill and you say good bye to items that you either no longer need or just don’t use anymore. Keep in mind spring cleaning is different for everyone. For some, it’s as simple as scrubbing the house clean and for others it’s a time to go all out and really tackle those projects that you want to get done after the snow melts.
Fundraising for any cause can be an arduous task. It involves a lot of organization and a lot of time. But all the hard work needs to be hidden from the final product, because when it comes down to the actual fundraising event…it should be all fun and games! You want your supporters and sponsors to feel good about opening up their wallets. From their perspective, the event should just be a good time that allows them to give to a good cause. A dunk tank is an easy addition to any fund raising event. Like no other activity, a dunk tank can save an event from being “too businessy” – and turn it into the cheeky celebration that people don’t mind digging into their pockets for.
Having thoughts of transforming that empty attic or basement into something useful this year? Turn the extra time you are forced to spend indoors this winter tackling the project. Research shows, you won’t regret it. The average size of the American home has only grown over the past few decades (more than doubling since the 1950s); we are seeing more and more current homeowners looking to maximize their existing space without the trouble of building an entire addition. Continue reading
When the do-it-yourselfer becomes the direct-it-yourselfer and hires a contractor for the job, the price tag can get even bigger. Unfortunately, so can the risk.
“Auld Lang Syne” will soon be heard everywhere you go. It’s getting close to that time of year again when we celebrate the successful end of one year and give a hopeful toast to the year to come. If you’re thinking of throwing a party this New Year’s Eve, there are many ways to make your party more memorable and much easier if you were to rent what you needed. Many people spend hundreds of dollars to go out on the town for the night and celebrate, but by renting and hosting your own party at home (or a venue of your choosing), you can make the night an even more special time, as you ring in the New Year with family and friends.
Now that summer is just about over, the time is approaching to start planning fun events for the fall. The first thing that springs to mind when you think of autumn is, of course, Halloween. Autumn is also a time when we get to reap the harvests that have been proliferating all summer. Hosting a Halloween and/or Harvest party can be a fun way to bring your friends and family together, and give you a good way to display your planning and creative skills as well as show off your green thumb. First things first, you’ll need to stop by your local rental center and pick up some of the essentials and help get your creative juices flowing.