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Archive for September, 2011
We are here to help you with your Fall needs.
Posted by rentalstop in General on September 8, 2011
Can you feel the change in the temperature? The end of summer is in sight and Fall is right around the corner.
Whether you need some chairs and a tent or two or a full blown mega event, we have all the supplies that you need.
Halloween, Thanksgiving and those wonderful Fall Festivals will be happening soon. Fall brings the opportunity to celebrate and we at RentalStops.com are here to help you make your Fall Event special.
This is also a great time to give your lawn some much needed TLC after a long, hot and dry summer! Taking care of your lawn in the fall is made easy with our rental equipment. Attention to your lawn now is the best way to ensure a thicker, greener, and healthier lawn next year.
Once the cooler weather arrives, your lawn will stop sending nutrients into the grass. By fertilizing in the next few weeks, the nutrients applied go straight to the roots allowing a stronger and more complex root structure. This will keep your grass healthy through the winter.
Fall Lawn Fertilizing Is Simple and We Can Help
First, select a high quality nitrogen fertilizer. You don’t need a special fertilizer for the fall. In fact, if you fertilize regularly, your standard fertilizer will do the trick. Apply liberally to your lawn in late September through mid-November. Remember that the best fertilizers will contain a time release nitrogen formulation which ensures that your lawn will get the nitrogen it needs over time, rather than in one quick spurt. Time release formulas generally produce thick, green grass easily. After fertilizing, make sure that you give your lawn a heavy watering to help the fertilizer make it into the roots.
Taking the time to prepare your lawn for winter now will result in a greener more vibrant lawn next spring. If you want your lawn to be the envy of the neighborhood next year, take a little time now to fertilize your lawn before winter strikes.
Below are some helpful lawn care tips to show you what to do this fall for the lawn of your dreams:
Mowing: As temperatures cool, your lawn will start growing faster: You’ll likely need to mow regularly through the end of the season.
Aerating: Cooler autumn temperatures mean your grass will start growing more again — so it’s a great time to aerate to loosen compacted soil.
Attacking perennial weeds: Most perennial lawn weeds are most susceptible to spraying in fall when they’re winding down and getting ready for winter.
Let the Rental Stop Team make your fall lawn care simpler in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Give us a call today and one of our experts will be glad to guide you to success! You can also join us online at www.rentalstops.com or call 972-336-0059.
I Scream, You Scream, We All Have Fun – at Your Awesome Halloween Party!
Posted by rentalstop in General on September 5, 2011
Many of our great customers tell us that Halloween is one of their favorite celebrations of the year. This holiday is spooky and fun for kids of all ages. All sorts and sizes of Halloween Parties and Haunted Houses will be happening all over the Dallas and Fort Worth area. If you are planning a Halloween Party, be sure to use RentalStop.com as your one stop place for any Party Equipment rentals you may need.
If you’re planning or hosting a Halloween party, you may find yourself needing some Party Equipment rentals to make your party a success. RentalStop.com is here to help you. Rent all your basic party equipment that makes every party complete, including tents, tables, chairs, decorations, dance floor lighting, and sound equipment. Rent a popcorn machine, chairs, glasses, a punch bowl, and even a punch fountain for serving drinks at your party.
Here’s a few reminders to make your Halloween event successful:
About 1 Week Before the Event
About a week before the party, you’ll want to start working on your “scary” area, if you plan to have one, as well as completing your shopping. We have tents and lighting that would be perfect. This is also a great time to send out a reminder to your invitation list (which is something you can set up automatically if you use an email invitation service) and to gather the final RSVP’s. Begin working on non-perishable props such as scary table tent cards for menu items and props for the party area, etc. Ensure you’ve got everything you need for your own costume!
Two Days Beforehand
Complete your grocery shopping, decorate the house, run through a final checklist to ensure you’ve got everything you need, and prep whatever food or make-ahead dishes you can (trail mix, dry goods, etc.).
The Day Before
Your rental items will most likely arrive today, so you can set them up and test them out to ensure you’re ready for the party tomorrow. Finalize your decorations, and handle whatever food prep you can (marinating meat, preparing desserts, ice down the drinks, cleaning the house, setting up outdoor decorations, finalizing your costume, making sure the cameras are charged or have fresh batteries, etc.) One of the most important things you can do today to prepare for your party is to get a good night’s sleep. There will be lots to accomplish tomorrow, and if you are well-rested and well-organized, you’ll breeze right through it and be able to relax and enjoy yourself during the party – which is the way it should be!
The Day of your Event
The only tasks you should have left for today are the ones that cannot be handled any earlier (for example, mixing the punch, making finger sandwiches, last-minute touches, etc.) Today is about setup and final touches – putting out the food and drinks, lighting the candles, putting on the music, turning on the rental smoke machine and lights, etc.
Have fun on the day of your big event and be sure to come back and post a comment here or on our Facebook Page to let us know how it all turned out!
Halloween is a lot of fun no matter what age you are. We love to get a little bit scared, and people love to take a step away from reality, and become another being or character for a night. Let your imagination run wild this Halloween, with fabulously frightening party rentals, and create a ghoulishly fun party that everyone will find spooktacular.
Let the Rental Stop Team make your Halloween Party simpler in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Give us a call today and one of our experts will be glad to guide you to success! You can also join us online at www.rentalstops.com. or call 972-336-0059.