Lawn aeration is something that should be done at least twice a year with the clay-rich soil we have here in Colorado. In preparation before using the aerator, sprinklers should be marked and your lawn should be thoroughly watered to insure good, deep plugs. This machine is very heavy and requires two strong people to load or unload and has collapsible handles. All of our gas driven equipment comes to you full of gas, does not need to be refilled before return, and has an additional fuel surcharge added to the bill of $3.50. The user of this item must come in to receive full use and safety instructions. This item is only available during our open hours. No overnight rentals on this item due to insurance liability.