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Four Projects to Complete Before You Celebrate Labor Day

Posted by: Erika Green on August 24, 2017

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Labor Day is about celebrating the accomplishments of hard-working people across the country. And as a perk, many companies offer employees an extra day off from the daily grind. But let’s be honest: how many times have you taken a day off and then spent it more stressed, cramming projects and other miscellaneous tasks all into one day? We’ve been there.

So instead, we’d like to propose September 4 be “Laborless Labor Day” – a day off of work and free from the stress of unfinished outdoor projects. How can you make that happen? By planning ahead and finishing outdoor projects before the holiday weekend. Here’s a few suggestions.

Create a fire pit

Get ready for fall by building a fire pit in the backyard (keep in mind a fire pit should be a safe distance from your home, as well as far away from any trees or forest areas).

Set aside a weekend before Labor Day and rent a tractor loader backhoe from Compact Power to do the grading, leveling and moving of the stones for the structure. Heavy equipment will make setup easier and way less time consuming. And, most importantly, don’t forget to stock up on marshmallows for nights by the fire!

Lay new sod

The best time to lay sod is late summer and early fall when temperatures cool. Use the weeks leading up to Labor Day to prep your yard and gather what you need to give it a makeover. When it’s time to do the work, rent a Bobcat skid steer to skim the current grass and remove unwanted dirt. You can leave the shovel in the shed and let the heavy equipment do the heavy lifting.

Take your kitchen outside

There’s no better way to toast the end of summer than by hosting a cookout. But before you fire up the grill, finish that outdoor kitchen you’ve been meaning to get to. Kubota mini excavators are great for tackling big projects and can make the process more convenient. Rent one for a day and see how much easier renovation projects can be. And when you’re done, you’ll have the perfect place to spend the holiday weekend.

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