Rather then buying lawn equipment for a project that you will only use once or twice and then will take up space in your garage or shop, you can rent lawn equipment from a number of different places. This will save you money and allow you to use the equipment for a set amount of time and also know that you can figure out the cost of doing something on your based on the amount of time you will need the equipment, rather then having to hire a crew to do it for you or not having a real clue of how much it is going to cost. Check out some of the ways to rent lawn equipment below.
Go to a Home Depot or Lowe's Store
Home Depot or Lowe's stores (or any other large hardware store for that matter) which sell lawn equipment will usually have a few models that they rent out to people on a regular daily basis. This may vary from region to region and from large corporate home and garden store to another, but the prices are usually pretty reasonable and meant for people to be able to rent these pieces of equipment for a smidgen of the cost of buying them. That is assuming that they will only need to use the lawn equipment for a few days. These stores will usually require you to put down a credit card and will get a copy of your driver's license or some other form of identification, to ensure you don't steal the lawn equipment or seriously damage it.
Large Equipment Rental Companies
Large equipment rental companies are located all over the United States outside of larger metropolitan areas for the sole purpose of renting out various types of equipment to people and companies doing short term jobs. While they carry massive earth movers at these rental companies, they also will often carry smaller pieces of equipment like lawn mowers and tillers that individuals can rent for a relatively inexpensive price. These rental companies often have better equipment then the corporate hardware stores that also rent lawn equipment, however it may be more expensive. Locate a couple of these lawn equipment rental companies in your area and compare prices, with other businesses of their ilk and the aforementioned corporate home and garden stores to see which ones will offer you the best deal out there on lawn equipment rentals.
Rent Them from Your Neighbor or Friend
Friends and neighbors may have heavy duty lawn equipment or just the right lawn equipment that you need to get the job done on your particular lawn or landscape. So consider asking them if you can give them a little bit of dough in exchange for using their lawn mower once a month or just for a specific job. As this equipment is probably just sitting in their garage or storage area when they are not using it, they will probably be amenable to letting you use it for a relatively cheap price. However, if you are renting this equipment from them over and over again, you may want to consider just buying your own.