When we built our house, we had a bit of an oversight. We completely forgot about landscaping. Over the years we have been trying to remedy that and have often had the opportunity to rent equipment. For example, we have no reason to own a jackhammer, so why not rent one? This year's project - adding a flower bed to the front of the house and connect it to the existing rose bed. To start, we had to remove the existing mulch from the holly and rose bushes. Unfortunately, the mulch we used previously had mushrooms.
Hubby had a brilliant idea - he called Best Line Equipment Rental to ask if they rented sod kickers. They said no - but they did rent gas powered sod cutters. Eureka - even better? Why kick if it can be gas powered. So, I took a day off work, borrowed a trailer and picked up the sod cutter. After a brief description of how to operate it, I was on my way. 5 hours later, I had this:
So, if you have projects to do and don't want to hire someone else, see if you can rent what you need. Best Line has their rental equipment list at http://www.bestlineinc.com/custompage.asp?pg=rent. Working on projects like these offers a great feeling of accomplishment.