We have the strategies to help you save energy, save money, and stay comfortable during the cool fall and cold winter months. We promise those lower temperatures are coming! A typical American family spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. Start with these fall and winter energy saving tips to bring that amount down. The savings from each individual tip might be small, but when you start putting them together they add up quickly!
Energy Saving Tips
Seal any exposed ...
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” The National Fire Protection Association aims to raise awareness of these three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire. We are going to focus on the first step - LOOK for possible fire hazards in your home and eliminate them. Take a good look around your home, identify potential fire hazards, and address them.
As the weather cools down, ...
Northside Tool Rental believes in giving back to the community. Recently, we were proud to play a part in Learning In Color's classroom enhancements. We donated scaffolding and ladders to help volunteers and workers create a brighter work space.
"Your support enables us to fulfill our vision of painting and designing color-rich learning environments that promote the highest possible academic outcome for all children in order to build literacy rich and economically empowered communities. We look forward to your continued partnership as ...
It is never a bad idea or a bad time to invest in your home and capitalize on the benefits of home improvement. But sometimes DIYers have to ask themselves, "Is this really worth my time?" When is it smart to DIY and when is it time to outsource? We want to suggest a list of DIY projects that give you a great return on the investment of your time and your money.
It's DIY Time!
Painting - One of the easiest ...
National Preparedness Month is recognized in September every year. The 2018 theme is "Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How." Each community across the country is susceptible to its own unique types of disasters and emergencies. Georgia has a history of hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, wildfires, and ice storms. Fortunately, there are key steps that everyone can take to be better prepared.
The time to prepare for a disaster is BEFORE it strikes.
Know how to shut off utilities. Natural gas leaks and explosions are responsible ...
Summer is winding down and the countdown has begun for college dorm move-in day. Does that statement make you excited, anxious, or indifferent? If you answered anxious, hopefully we can alleviate some of those worries with some great moving tips. We want the transition to dorm life to be a smooth one!
College Bound Moving Tips
Keep it simple. Saving space is your goal when moving to college. Check to see what will be provided in your new set-up and consider the ...
We are so glad the Marcus Jewish Center in Dunwoody asked us to come "wow" their campers. I believe we had as much fun as the kids at this Touch-A-Truck event! Jamal El-Kahlil, Northside Tool Rental City Branch Supervisor for our Sandy Springs location set up the equipment and got the pleasure of spending time with this great group.
The campers were super excited about the big shiny 7' Mini-Excavator we brought. We were able to allow the kids to take turns sitting in ...
As we tell our kids, there is no such thing as free... right? But we think making your own mulch by recycling trees, broken limbs, and debris in your yard is just about as close to free as you can get! Mulch can be used to prevent weed growth, adds nutrients, conserves moisture, and regulates the temperature in your soil. It will also enhance the beauty of your plant beds and natural areas by giving them a consistent, uniform look. Making your own ...
Curb appeal is all about first impressions. First impressions can be nearly impossible to reverse or undo. And all it really takes is a glance of about 3 seconds for someone to form a first impression of your home or business based on the outward appearance. So make a great first impression with these curb tips:
Boost Your Curb Appeal
Lawn: The simplest way to boost curb appeal is to have a well manicured lawn. Healthy looking, weed free trimmed grass, clean lines around walkways and ...
Are you part of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) movement? The DIY movement is growing every year, with no signs of slowing down. We find that there are just about as many reasons to DIY as there are DIYers!
What is your motivation to DIY?
To save money
The freedom to add your own special touch or style
To learn and develop new skills
Feeling of satisfaction in completing a project on your own
True enjoyment of the process
To keep your mind and body ...
We love to solve problems for our customers! Recently, a customer came in complaining of a moldy odor in a five-bedroom house. We recommended a large ozone machine that is about the size of a desktop printer. The unit is electric, plugs in to any 110-volt outlet and over the weekend eliminated the bad odor. They were very impressed with the results. Ozone machines have been around for quite a while, but they’re still rather hard to find for rental. Fortunately, Northside Tool ...
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Renting equipment gives you access to the latest and greatest technological advances while sparing the costs associated with storage and long-term maintenance. It also gives you the flexibility to say yes to more jobs. This will expand your project horizons! At Northside Tool Rental, we want to make sure you are renting with confidence. Here are some common equipment rental mistakes to avoid.
Equipment Rental Mistakes:
Are you paying too little attention to safety? Especially with rental equipment, it is everyone's responsibility to be ...
We have already talked about Ways to Prepare for a Move and Best Packing Practices. Now it is time to get down to the nitty gritty - it's moving day! Moving day can be extremely overwhelming. There are so many tiny details to keep track of.
We have the tips and tricks you need to save your sanity on moving day!
Pack an overnight bag for each member of the family with a change of clothes and personal toiletries.
Make sure everything ...
Is it here? Has warm, spring weather finally arrived? Only time will tell. However, the time to think about spring home maintenance and improvements has definitely arrived! As you are tackling your spring cleaning and decluttering lists, don't forget now is a great time to perform a little home maintenance.
We have put together a few spring home maintenance tips to help you get started.
Check all concrete and asphalt driveways, pathways, and patios for cracks. The repeated freezing and thawing of ...
Spring is a time for change and new beginnings. Some times this translates into packing up and moving to a new residence. Last time we talked about 5 Ways to Prepare Before a Big Move. Now it is time to talk about the best practices for packing. It's time to talk about all those boxes!
If you are looking for free, the most popular place to look is probably grocery stores. You may also have very good luck at office supply stores, ...
When you think of making a big move, the first thing that comes to mind is ALL the boxes! Where do you get the boxes? How many boxes do you need? Are you going to be swallowed alive by all these massive stacks of boxes? Which box did you put that important item in? BUT before you even start thinking about the boxes, we have a few other items you need to prepare before the big move.
Set up a ...
Simple design features can make a big difference in the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Some energy efficient strategies require an increased upfront cost, but you should have a quick return on investment by decreasing utility bills.
Energy Efficient Strategies
Home Placement - Did you know the position and placement of your house in relation to the sun, wind and other surroundings can make a huge difference in your heating and cooling costs? A simple directional or design tweak can make the ...
I'm sure we have all read the articles and viewed the news about the industry wide skilled labor shortage. This shortage makes it even harder to find and keep quality construction staff. But that doesn't mean the time has come to stick our heads in sand or look the other way. The only way you can continue to improve your business is to have great employees. Let's take a look at the reasons why hiring subpar workers is not the answer ...
Kitchen remodels are more popular than ever. Why? Because the kitchen always has and always will be the "heart" of the home. And while kitchen updates boast high ROIs, you many not need to remodel your kitchen in its entirety. Be smart about the features you upgrade by making replacements that play up the best features of your kitchen. If you are planning on a full DIY kitchen remodel in the near future, take a look at these design tips:
Layout - ...
Track loaders and skid steer loaders are very popular rental choices. The reasons are quite clear to us. These loaders are efficient, hardworking tools perfect for one-time job usage. The wide range of quick change attachments, including different types and sizes of buckets, backhoes, forks, hammers, rakes, and augers make these work horses very versatile. We have found loaders to be popular for use in building, construction, landscaping, farm work, and beyond. Loaders are loved because they make quick work of manual ...
All you have to do is take a look around to see that Atlanta is still in a growth mindset. There seems to be no end in sight to the development boom around Metro Atlanta. So the question for all you general contractors is, who do you call on when you need heavy equipment to complete your job? Who do you call on when you need that equipment fast and in good working order? Locally owned and operated Northside Tool Rental is the answer ...
We know, life gets busy and sometimes your home repair to-do list becomes a to-do-later list! While it is okay to put off certain repairs, there are a few areas of your home repair list that need to be addressed right away. Roof repair is one of the items that should always be a top priority.
There is an argument to be made for stating that your roof is the most important element of your home. You need a secure and sturdy roof ...
There are so many advantages to hardwood floors - easy cleanup, better air quality, durability and versatility. One of the biggest advantages is the ability to refinish instead of replace. Unfortunately, even the finest of hardwood flooring surfaces is not immune to wear and tear. Thankfully, you can refinish your hardwood floors yourself and get them looking like new again without a major demolition. Let's talk about the best practices for perfectly finished floors.
Prepare the Room
Take everything out - yes everything! ...
The holidays are fast approaching with Thanksgiving just a few short weeks away. It is all SO exciting, unless you are the host - then it becomes a little daunting. Don't sweat it! We are here to get you in the spirit and get your home holiday ready for guests.
Whether you are entertaining overnight guests, serving a meal, or greeting pop-in guests - the experience begins at the front door. Spend some extra time with the decorations and lighting in ...
I think we are still going to find a few warm days in the upcoming weeks to check off all the outstanding outdoor home maintenance items on the list. If you have a deck or patio, you can use one of those mild days to get all the remnants of summer grilling cleaned up and prepare your outdoor space for the colder months.
3 Step Plan:
Declutter - Clear away all planters, decorative items, summer leisure equipment, and barbecue accessories that won't be ...
Keeping tools and equipment out of harm's way will not only contribute to a safer jobsite, it will also help your bottom line. Tools and equipment are some of your most important assets. It's hard to complete a job without the right equipment!
Protect your assets from theft and damage:
Provide secure storage for smaller tools and equipment. Use storage with locks to securely store every possible piece of equipment and tool on site overnight.
Find a way to identify your tools and ...
Fall - do you feel it in the air yet? Pumpkins, caramel apples, bonfires, s'mores, colorful autumn leaves, chili, football, hot chocolate, hay rides and warm sweaters - the time has arrived! But first, use this time of transition to mark a few of these items off of your home checklist:
Put Away Summer Gear: Inspect your summer gear for damage and clean it before storing it away until next year. Make note of any items that need to be replaced ...
Just like you wouldn't attempt to clean your driveway with a toothbrush, you shouldn't attempt to complete a BIG landscaping job with only a shovel and wheelbarrow! Big landscaping jobs often mean moving around a lot of materials. Without the right equipment, this can be time-consuming, exhausting, and back breaking. Let's talk about machines that can save your time and your back!
This is a small and compact excavator that is suitable for residential landscaping projects. They are easy to maneuver around smaller areas, which ...
One of the easiest ways to freshen up your home for fall is with a can of paint! A fresh coat of paint can keep your home looking attractive and new. It is incredibly simple, yet produces a huge impact. Plus if you decide the color no longer fits your taste, it's easy to swap out for a new one. Of course you don’t have to take on the entire house at once, but make a plan and schedule some time ...
There is no doubt about it, smart home technology is rapidly growing in both popularity and accessibility. Has the thought of adding smart home upgrades crossed your mind? If so, you may be wondering what will give you the most bang for your buck. Let's explore.
What exactly is a smart home?
A smart home is usually considered any home with televisions, lights, computers, appliances, irrigation, or home security items that can be controlled over a central network.
What are the pros and cons?
The synonyms for cleanliness include spotlessness, tidiness, neatness, and orderliness. I would venture to guess that these are not words you normally use to describe your work site! However, work site cleanliness is an important issue. Keeping a work site clean improves safety, reduces waste, increases efficiency, and leaves a better impression on those visiting your site.
Use these tips to keep your work site clean and safe:
First and foremost, cleaning the work site is way easier when it is ongoing. ...
Whether your jobsite is large or small, chances are you will need electricity to power tools, technology, lights, fans, and other items. When electric outlets are not available and you need a temporary supply of power - generators come to the rescue!
Choosing the right generator:
How portable do you need it to be? Even a "portable" generator can be hard to maneuver if it is very heavy. Consider whether you need the generator to be on wheels for extra portability.
Saying the phrase "home improvement project" tends to get people excited. Thinking out with the old, in with the new can give you a whole new, fresh outlook on your home. But what if I said the phrase "plumbing upgrade"? That doesn't sound as exciting, does it? While plumbing upgrades may not be the most exciting home improvement upgrade, we have a feeling you will be excited about the big bucks you can save with the following upgrades.
Aesthetically speaking, this one ...
Demolition is by far the messiest, most dangerous piece of any renovation project, but it can also be the most fun! Tearing out the old, ugly, and out of date can give such a feeling of satisfaction, especially when you can envision the "after" picture. Just as there is more than one way "to sling a sledgehammer", there is more than one way to go about demolition. Find out how having the right tools can make the job easier.
This is ...
Keeping your landscaping looking its best throughout the entire summer can be a challenge with the high temperatures we experience here in the South. Summer landscaping can be a big job, but if you do your research and follow these tips, you can have great success.
DO: Water Deeply to the Roots
Ideally, your lawn should receive the equivalent of about one inch of rain per week during summer months. Only a few times a week, water with a deep soak so that the water ...
Chris Hearn, Assistant Manager, Norcross
Chris came to Northside Tool Rental almost two years ago as a driver for the Norcross location. After a few months it was very apparent to us that Chris showed valuable customer service skills. His eagerness to learn the business and do anything necessary to generate more business was impressive. When the Assistant Manager position opened up it was a no-brainer to offer it to Chris. Since he has taken on that roll in Norcross, he has excelled ...
Chain saws are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment you can rent from Northside Tool Rental. You can use chain saws for clearing, pruning, limbing, felling, and harvesting logs for the fire. Chain saws are able to quickly and easily complete these type of jobs due to powerful, sharp, teeth spinning at very high revolutions. This is also the reason you should always follow the...
10 Commandments of Chain Saw Operation:
Match the size and type of chainsaw to ...
Realtors know that increasing your curb appeal can add thousands of dollars to the value of your home and cut the time it takes to sell. But even if you don’t plan on selling anytime soon, sprucing up your property has definite advantages.
The biggest advantage is the awesome feeling you get each and every time you drive up and realize this gorgeously maintained property is all yours! So keep reading for some ideas to boost that curb appeal:
Badly designed or badly ...
Whether you need an elevated work platform, the ability to reach a tall work space, or you have heavy materials and supplies to move around, our lift equipment rental can make your job significantly easier.
Having the resourcefulness a lift provides can also put you in a better place to meet the needs of your customers. To choose a lift equipment rental that will work best for your project, there are a few questions you need to ask:
What are the conditions of the job site? ...
All of us at Northside Tool Rental would like to congratulate Marietta location Assistant Manager Eddie Ward on being our April, 2017 employee of the month! Eddie has a long history of providing the best customer service to every contractor and homeowner who comes through his doors.
Eddie's manager said this about him:
Eddie has 15 plus years in the rental business and is always smiling. He is the friendliest guy around! Eddie goes out of his way to hook a customer up with the ...
Do you enjoy the blissful feeling of accomplishment and the sweet, satisfying feeling that comes after a successful spring cleaning frenzy? The objective of spring cleaning is not just decluttering, dusting and cleaning, it is also to accomplish projects that will have a lasting impact on the value and appearance of your home or business.
Learn how a pressure washer rental from Northside Tool Rental can help you achieve spring cleaning success.
Siding: Whether the exterior of your home or business is ...
To put it plain and simple, using scaffold is the best way to get your workers where they need to be, when they need to be there, to complete the project. Scaffolding is a popular construction tool used for jobs of all types, sizes, and durations. Find out how scaffold rentals can help get your projects completed quickly and efficiently:
Increased Access: Scaffolding improves access to otherwise hard to reach areas, providing workers with the necessary height needed to get the ...
You wear many, many hats as a Metro Atlanta property manager. And you know all too well that no matter how well you maintain your properties, maintenance problems are still bound to pop up. And more often than not, it is the responsibility of the property manager to resolve the situation. Being proactive with maintenance issues should be high on your priority list, as it can help you avoid possible lawsuits. You can be named as liable for negligence if you fail to ...
The rental of equipment, tools and machinery offers many advantages to Atlanta Metro contractors. Equipment rental is an integral component of your budgeting and planning process that can save your business time and money. However, there are 4 common mistakes contractors need to avoid to ensure you will actually get to keep that time and money.
Avoid crucial mistakes in these areas when considering your equipment rental needs:
The Contract - Always read the contract thoroughly. Ask questions about additional costs ...
As an Atlanta Metro business owner, you make an enormous amount of decisions for your company each and every day. One of the questions that may be keeping you up at night is whether it is better to purchase or rent the piece of important construction equipment that you have your eye on. We want to make the decision easier by offering some points for you to consider.
Questions to Consider Before Purchasing Construction Equipment:
Is this an item that will be ...
Possibility & Profitability for Atlanta Contractors
Atlanta Metro contractors know that having the right tools can be essential to completing a project. And while it is possible to own every single piece of equipment you will ever need - is it profitable? Let’s talk about a better, easier way to complete the wide range of projects in your repertoire. Here are three great advantages of equipment rental from Northside Tool Rental:
Money - Let’s face it, owning every piece of equipment that you ...
Do you enjoy saving money? Do you want your home to feel unique and special? Do you value learning new skills? Do you crave the feeling of satisfaction from completing a project on your own? If you answered yes to some or all those questions, it is very likely that you are part of the growing number of home improvement DIYers. Now the question is, as a DIYer why should you choose Northside Tool Rental?
Weekend Special - With our weekend ...
General contractors, who do you call when you need heavy equipment rental done faster? Who do you turn to when you need it done better? In Metro Atlanta, the answer has been Northside Tool Rental since 1953.
Many contractors struggle with the upfront costs and the logistics of purchasing, storing, and maintaining heavy equipment and specialized tools; therefore, heavy equipment rental is their best option. We believe you will find it more cost effective and less stressful to rent these items as ...
Atlanta Landscaping Contractors Prefer Northside Tool Rental
By now you have noticed that the growth in the housing and commercial construction markets has led to a significant surge in the local landscaping industry. Thankfully, Northside Tool Rental is here to help landscaping contractors, landscape designers and other landscape professionals find the best tools to finish any project.
Wide Selection - If you are looking for the best selection of equipment rental solutions for the landscape industry, you have come to the right ...
Local, Personable, Competitive Equipment Rental Solutions
Locally owned and operated, Northside Tool Rental has been servicing the commercial equipment rental needs of contractors in the Atlanta area since 1953. We know tool and equipment rental and we know Atlanta contractors!
There are a few reasons we believe it’s time you reconsider your equipment rental program:
Relationships - We are not in the business of transactions; we are in the business of relationships. At Northside Tool Rental, you will have the opportunity to know the people behind ...
Construction projects often encompass work on the ground level as well as out-of-reach areas. Sometimes, a ladder just isn’t going to cut it, and even ladder jack assemblies can only do so much for vertical projects.
Before you set up scaffolding for your project, learn how to set up scaffolding properly for a safe and efficient job site.
How to Set Up Scaffolding
Setting up scaffolding is very straightforward, but may take some patience if it’s your first time. Recruit a friend or a ...
People love their pets, and often go to great lengths to keep their furry companions happy and healthy.
With summer’s heat quickly approaching, it’s important to provide a shaded area for your dog to rest and keep cool. Building a dog house for man’s best friend is a surefire way to keep your dog happy and healthy this summer.
Building a Dog House for Man’s Best Friend
Dog houses come in many shapes and sizes, from a basic but sophisticated A-frame to miniature mansions ...
People paint rooms for many reasons, whether to match the walls with the new furniture, as a replacement for wallpaper, or just to change things up.
Painting a room is doable either solo or with a friend or family member.
Painting a Room
Painting a room can be as quick as a weekend afternoon project, depending on the size of your project. Clean the surface which will be painted at least day in advance so that it has time to dry thoroughly.
Paint brushes ...
In the South, few things say summer better than a backyard barbecue. Once the sun has gone down, your party may still be going strong. Many patios have lights so that you can keep socializing well into the night.
A fire pit is another way to provide light and a gathering place for your friends and family. Outdoor fires are always an attractive feature in any backyard retreat. Building a DIY stone fire pit can be as easy as stacking paving or ...
Tillers are the perfect tool for preparing the soil in your yard or garden, designed specifically to create a loose and drainable soil ideal for new plants. They come in small and large sizes so that you can select the perfect amount of power for your project.
Some people till their gardens immediately after the summer growing season because this provides optimal results. Any soil amendments have time to set and incorporate into the ground over the winter.
Other people wait to till ...
Every build out is different. Some stores are single story while others have multiple floors. Some spaces have low ceilings while others have tall ceilings. The wiring in one location may be perfect, but the surrounding construction may need revisiting. The list could go on.
Don't have a man lift for fitting new windows or wiring? Did a smaller project turn into something much larger, and you need supplemental equipment? Are you on a tight deadline when your trusty drill gives up ...
Electricity is such a normal part of our everyday lives that it’s easy to take it for granted! Sometimes, we don’t realize we need it until we are in a place where electricity isn’t readily available – or when there has been a power outage.
Renting and using a generator is perfect for situations where you need a temporary supply of power.
Renting and Using a Generator
Parties, tailgates, film and entertainment, construction sites, camping, and home projects are just a few of the ...
On the open road, a straightaway ahead of you and no sharp curves ahead for miles, towing a trailer is easy. Throw in traffic, narrow streets, winding curves, and the dreaded reverse, and towing a trailer becomes something different altogether.
With our top tips for towing a trailer, you’ll soon be cruising around like a pro.
Top Tips for Towing a Trailer
The first time you tow a trailer, you may be all nerves and worry. With practice and experience, you will be towing ...
Wallpaper has been around for hundreds of years, keeping walls looking attractive. However, even the most loved wallpaper has its time. There are plenty of reasons people remove their wallpaper.
Styles change, and what’s popular one day is passé the next. Wallpaper which is across from a large window can become extremely faded. Nails and other hanging equipment can leave unsightly holes in the walls. The list could go on!
Learn how to remove wallpaper before you start for a smooth and easy ...
Winter is in full swing, and the cold has kept many a grill in storage for the winter. Parties and get-togethers take place exclusively indoors. Patios and back decks which are centerpieces during the summer sit unused for months.
Home isn’t the only place affected by the cold. At work sites, there’s no such thing as a winter break! However, cold fingers can make it a challenge to get things done. Staying on schedule can quickly become a challenge in frigid conditions.
The new year is here, and that means a full year of DIY projects ahead. Whether you are a beginner or an expert DIY-er, home projects are available for every skill level.
DIY Home Projects for 2016
Looking for some inspiration? Or just curious to see what’s out there? Here are some ideas for DIY Home Projects for 2016!
Ideas for the Home
Bookshelf (Skill level: Beginner – Expert)
Even if you aren’t an avid reader, bookshelves are handy pieces of furniture to have around the ...
After years of regular use, even the most durable of carpets has its limit. Fraying ends, worn areas, damage, and stains are all great reasons to consider replacing a carpet. Or, perhaps it’s just time for a change, and you never liked the carpet that came with the house to begin with!
Professional carpet installation can be expensive depending on the size of space and amount of carpet which needs to be installed. While it may take patience and some work, you ...
New floors are one of the projects that can make homeowners sweat. There’s the measuring, the shopping, the color samples, and the seemingly infinite details that goes into choosing a new floor.
Choosing the best flooring for your home doesn’t have to be hard! Let this guide point you in the right direction towards finding that perfect new floor for your home.
Choosing the Best Flooring For Your Home
As if re-flooring a room wasn’t a daunting enough task on its own, there are ...
Unless your house is made entirely of brick, wood, or stone, chances are that you’ve got drywall somewhere in your home.
Drywall is used in both ceilings and walls in most new construction. It’s inexpensive, not difficult to install, easy to paint, lasts for years, and is attractive when finished.
Even the best-installed drywall can need replacing for any number of reasons – water damage, picture hanging accidents, or tearing out old walls for renovation are just a few possibilities!
Learn how to install ...
Greenhouses are a great addition for any gardener’s arsenal. They keep tender plants safe from deer, rabbits, and other pests, and provide the perfect environment for plants to grow throughout the year.
There are many different types of DIY greenhouses ranging from plastic to glass, domed to lean-to, walk-in to tabletop, indoor or outdoor, and many more.
You can easily spend hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars on a prefabricated greenhouse. Save money and build a custom-order greenhouse that’s perfect for ...
Beds are a part of everyone’s daily life, bookending everyone’s day in blanket-wrapped comfort. There are hundreds of possible styles of beds, and thousands of possibilities for surrounding room decor.
How To Build A Bed
Building a bed frame may seem like a thing of the past. Not so! Building a bed frame not only builds or exercises your woodworking skills, it allows you the creativity and freedom to create the bedroom masterpiece you’ve always wanted.
Before You Build a Bed...
Before you start sawing ...
Although many gardeners may wish that spring and summer were endless, giving beautiful flowers and generous edibles throughout the year, the truth is that winter is unavoidable. The bulbs and flowers which you spent hours planting, the shrubberies you encouraged to grow strong, and the lawn which you tended daily will all wither and fade.
In truth, while the leaves of your plants may have dried and dropped off, there is just as much going on under the soil during winter as ...
It’s happened to even the most diligent of homeowners: after prolonged heavy rains, an ice storm, or high winds, a tree falls over and needs to be removed.
Cutting the tree trunk and dragging it away is labor-intensive, but straightforward and can be done in an afternoon. Tree stumps, on the other hand, can be tricky. Learn how to remove a tree stump in order to save yourself both time and money!
Why Remove a Tree Stump?
Tree stumps are notoriously challenging to remove ...
Although Christmas is just around the corner, spring will be here before you know it! Many gardeners have known what they’ll plant since last season. Others take their time with a new design, carefully researching types of plants and flowerbed arrangements. Some gardeners go to the nursery when it’s spring and ‘wing it’, waiting to see what catches their eye.
One type of plant which can’t be planted at the last minute are flowering bulbs. Knowing when to plant springtime bloomers in ...
Cabinets are wonderful to have in the house, and there are plenty of reasons to have some around! Kitchen cabinets keep your counter space clear for your cooking experiments. Their bathroom counterparts are great for storing towels, toilet paper, and more. Garage-based installations are essential for the home builder, mechanic, or gardener.
Homes and apartments usually come with cabinets already installed. However, they may need replacing due to age or aesthetics. Sometimes there simply aren’t cabinets in the space desired.
How To Install ...
The holidays are just around the corner, and many people are taking to the stores to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. If you’re a DIY enthusiast, then one great way to exercise your creativity and have fun is to build gifts for your friends and family! Few things show care and consideration like a handmade gift.
DIY Holiday Gift Ideas
There are thousands of DIY Holiday gift ideas, all available with just a few mouse clicks. Here are just a ...
One thing about tools is that they somehow manage to multiply. In January they fit nicely into your toolbox, but by July they’re overflowing out of the toolbox and into the rest of your storage space.
If you’re a weekend DIY warrior, and a cabinet of scattered, disorganized tools sounds like you, then you may want to consider a tool shed! Prefabricated tool sheds can be expensive. Fortunately, building a tool shed of your own isn’t difficult and can save you money. ...
Repairing or restoring your own vehicle is a challenging but highly rewarding activity. You can easily save costs and do the job the way you want. Plus, you get bragging rights too! There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of doing vehicle maintenance yourself.
Whether you're a longtime patron or brand new to Northside Tool Rental, you may be familiar with our extensive home and garden equipment. But did you know we rent automotive tools?
If you’ve got the tools but not the heavy ...
Fall is the time of year when coats and scarves are pulled out of storage, and the foliage turns all kinds of colors. Fall is also the time of year when many different sports seasons begin! Whether you follow baseball, hockey, football, or another sport, there will be plenty of opportunities to throw a tailgate party. If you’re planning a tailgate party and are looking for equipment rental, then check out the tailgating supplies at Northside Tool Rental!
What Makes a Good ...
As summer comes to a close, the colors and scents of fall are unmistakable. Leaves turn all types of vibrant hues as the weather cools, while apples, pumpkins, and corn appear at every store. When the summer decor goes back into the closet until next season, it’s time to look at some fall yard decorating ideas.
Fall Yard Decorating Ideas
There are so many possibilities when it comes to decorating your yard for fall. Just about every store will have a seasonal aisle ...
Tile is a beautiful flooring option for bathrooms, kitchens, foyers, and more. It comes in many sizes, shapes, and colors, and can be laid in any number of patterns and arrangements. However, whether for cosmetic reasons or for repairs, your tile may need to be replaced! You’ll first need to learn how to remove tile before installing your new flooring.
Stripping a Floor vs. Removing Tile Flooring
First, you may notice that a quick internet search shows different machines and methods when you ...
Edges on flower beds give any landscape a crisp and clean look, although after you’ve dug up old plants, spread new dirt and tilled the soil, dug more holes, and finally planted new flowers, the last thing you want to think of is more work!
Even if you have a long-established garden, an edge on your flower bed can help the health and appearance of your plants. Edges on flower beds will help keep weeds and grass out, saving you extra work ...
While owning your own construction equipment might seem handy for your weekend projects, there are plenty of reasons to rent. Renting means you don’t have to find places to store heavy equipment. A rental company will also do the maintenance work on the equipment for you! It’s also far less expensive to rent certain types of equipment than purchase them outright – especially for specialty units.
Northside Tool Rental offers a wide selection of tools for both residential and professional uses. If ...
Sidewalks become dirty for a number of reasons. Oil stains, planters that have been in one place too long, mold and mildew, or accumulated use from regular wear and tear can all contribute to a dirty sidewalk.
That’s why sidewalks need love too! A clean sidewalk not only gives your visiting guests a better first impression of your home, it will give your yard more curb appeal!
If you’re wanting to give your sidewalk a much-needed scrub, you’ll first need to decide what ...
Fall is a great time for outdoor DIY projects. Autumn brings cool, crisp temperatures that will make working outdoors a real pleasure.
Are you stumped on what DIY project to build next? We are always happy to share DIY ideas! Here are a few of our favorite Fall DIY projects from Pinterest:
DIY Projects for a Spooktacular Home
DIY Fall Projects For Your Yard
While e-readers have become increasingly popular, bookcases are still high in demand. Bookshelves are versatile, and can store more than just books! They’re perfect for CDs, DVDs, knick-knacks, and even kitchen supplies. They’re also easy to build, and a great weekend project.
Bookshelves can come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Our guide teaches how to build a simple bookcase measuring 31”x24”x13”. This plan can be easily scaled to the size and shape you want!
First Thing’s First: Supplies
1 – 12’ ...
Atlanta’s population continues to grow, and the housing industry keeps growing with it. New houses and complexes are built throughout the year. If you’ve ever considered building your own lakeside retreat, or if you’re a DIY enthusiast, you may have wondered: exactly how long does it take to build a house?
How Long Does it Take to Build a House?
The length of time to build a house varies across the US. As of 2015, the Wall Street Journal reports that the average ...
Fall is just around the corner, and with it a familiar and nostalgic routine. Kids are going back to school; football season is starting; the leaves are turning red and gold; sweaters get unpacked from closets, and the smell of cinnamon and spices wafts through the air.
Atlanta is the perfect climate for many varieties of flowers, shrubs, and trees. This means that there are countless fall landscaping ideas you can choose from. We’ve put together a few ideas to help inspire ...
Grass and weeds in Georgia summers can grow what seems like a foot per day. While this is an exaggeration, it only takes a few weeks for fields to become overgrown.
When it’s time to clear that field, whether for aesthetics or for the small farm plot you’ve always wanted, the average lawn mower isn’t going to do the trick. You’re also not about to sharpen up that antique scythe in the attic!
Fortunately, there’s an easy solution. Northside Tool Rental offers walk-behind ...
“Personnel lifts” are known by a variety of names, including ‘boom lifts’, ‘articulating boom lifts’, ‘aerial lifts’, ‘scissor lifts’, ‘cherry pickers’, ‘basket ladders’, and most commonly, ‘man lifts’. Whichever name you know them by, they all serve the same purpose: to lift a person up to a project which a conventional ladder can’t quite reach. Northside Tool Rental offers several man lift rental options to fit your project!
All About Man Lifts
Man lifts were originally designed for picking fruit off the highest ...
Whether you’ve just moved into a new home and want to build your dream landscape, or you’ve lived in your home for years and want a change, hundreds of home landscaping ideas are available. Atlanta is an excellent climate for most plants to grow, so there is no shortage of choice on the type of plants you can feature! If you’re stumped on which direction to go, or looking for some inspiration, check out some of our landscaping ideas.
Wildlife-Friendly Home Landscaping ...
How To Grow Hydrangeas
Featuring dark, broad leaves and globes of clustered flowers ranging in color from pink to blue, hydrangeas are a distinctive and eye-catching addition to any Atlanta landscape. Learning how to grow hydrangeas will improve the beauty of your plants.
How to Plant Hydrangeas
Plant hydrangeas in the spring or fall, choosing an area of your lawn that gets sun in the morning but shade in the afternoon. Dig a hole as deep as the roots of your plant, and 2 to ...
Laying even, level tiles can be a challenging task for novices and professionals alike. Every floor is different, including the type of tile, layout, existing backing, and the condition of the substrate, among many other factors. We’re here to show you that while laying level floor tile can be time consuming, it’s completely doable without having to hire the professionals.
First Steps: Determining the Condition of your Substrate
You’ll first need to determine what the condition of your tile’s substrate is. If your ...
Edging a lawn may seem like a very trivial task in the long list of regular lawn maintenance. You might wonder how a small line between pavement and grass can make any difference at all. The truth is that a defined edge improves both the health and appearance of your lawn.
Why Edge My Lawn?
Edging actually reduces the amount of time you spend on lawn maintenance. The border between the lawn and surrounding pavement, garden beds, or natural landscaping will create a ...
How To Use A Weed Eater
Weed eaters are the perfect tool for cutting grass, weeds, or other low underbrush from around objects, or for use on terrain that cannot be accessed by lawnmowers.
While the line, or string, in a weed eater can last for many projects, repeated use will eventually cause the reserve in the spool to wear down. At this point, the line must be replaced.
We at Northside Tool Rental want to show you that threading and using a weed ...
An easy home improvement project for homeowners is laying stepping stones to create a decorative walkway in your yard. With this brief tutorial, we can teach you how to lay stepping stones in your yard.
Why You Should Add Stepping Stones To Your Yard
Adding a stepping stone walkway to your yard will encourage and direct your guests and visitors to use a defined path through your yard or garden.
Stepping stones will define a path to encourage your guests to view your yard ...
What Is Mulch?
Mulch is any material that is used on the top of soil in garden beds and natural areas that prevents weeds growth, adds nutrients, conserves moisture, and regulates temperature in the soil. Adding mulch will also enhance the beauty of your plant beds and natural areas by giving them a consistent, uniform look. Wood mulch in the garden is an attractive, natural-looking, and inexpensive pathway material.
Mulch can be purchased at your local garden center or home store in a ...
Are you the type that is always on the lookout for the best home improvement projects to tackle? Finding home improvement projects that add value to your home can be fun and rewarding. Searching for fun and easy project ideas will give you the opportunity to show off your skill and increase the value of your home.
Home improvement project skill levels can vary from simple to demanding. Choose a project that you are confident that you can complete. It is better to ...
Keeping your lawn attractive and healthy year-round is a goal of most homeowners. Knowing how to take care of your lawn by performing routine upkeep tasks and using the correct tools will keep your lawn the envy of the neighborhood.
How To Care For Your Lawn--Tips For A Greener Lawn
Wondering how to maintain a healthy, thick lawn throughout the year? The following lawn care routine tasks will keep your lawn healthy and looking great:
Aerate: An aerator pulls plugs out of your soil. ...
Keeping a lush, green lawn in Atlanta during the hot summer months is not always easy. To keep the grass in your lawn growing, you need the right amount of sunshine, good quality soil, and moisture with good drainage. Here are some of our best summer lawn care tips and recommended equipment to get the job done for Atlanta homeowners.
Summer Lawn Care Tips
Control the Amount of Sunlight Your Lawn Gets
Let’s face it, there isn’t much you can do to control how ...
Trying to think of fun and rewarding DIY projects for summer? Here are six DIY projects for summer that will fit any skill level and budget.
Six DIY Projects For Summer That Sizzle
1. Build An Outdoor BBQ Grill
This DIY project may seem difficult however, with a good, flat location and a simple design, even a beginner can create a permanent outdoor BBQ grill. Look online or at your local library for easy to build outdoor BBQ plans. Build your BBQ with bricks or landscape ...
Have you ever considered renting construction equipment for a project but didn’t because you weren't sure how to operate a Bobcat? We can teach you how to drive a Bobcat (also referred to as a skid steer loader) in a few quick and easy steps.
Is it a Bobcat Or A Skid Steer Loader?
The skid steer loader can, at times, be referred to simply as a Bobcat. In fact, Bobcat is the name of a popular skid steer loader manufacturer. Both names ...
Knowing how to operate a mini excavator will save you time and money on your next outdoor project. Mini excavators are known for their ability to work in tight places. In addition, renting mini excavators are much easier on the budget than renting a full size excavator.
What Is A Mini Excavator?
A mini excavator is a tracked vehicle that generally includes a standard backfill blade and features independent boom swing. Mini excavators are made in different sizes based on the digging depth ...