Incorporate Grills and Kitchens in Your Outdoor Space

Outdoor grills and kitchens help you cook up fun weekends.

Incorporate Grills and Kitchens in Your Outdoor Space

Hosting a party can be one of the greatest benefits to having a beautiful outdoor refuge and sharing the atmosphere with friends or family is a great way to celebrate the summer. Kitchen and grilling stations can enhance the functionality of a patio or backyard and change the way you utilize your space.

From mobile stainless steel grills to permanent installations with dish and utensil storage, there are many options that might suit your cooking preferences. Gas, charcoal, and electric grills all have different benefits. One of the biggest deciding factors is flavor. Electric grills are convenient, but they don’t achieve that authentic fire-cooked taste that wood stoves or charcoal grills provide.

Brick ovens and charcoal grills also tend to take up more space than electric. They also hold up better as a long-term investment and can be a better choice for the more dedicated griller. These installations often combine elegance with functionality, and can be more aesthetic than a simple steel gas or electric kitchen station.

It’s important to consider heat production when designing the layout of cooking stations. Be sure to put enough distance between seating and food prep for optimum comfort and cooking efficiency. Outdoor grills and kitchens can compliment fire pits and transition a space seamlessly from one season to the next.

Whatever your preference, the important thing to remember is to eat, drink, and be merry!

For more information on outdoor kitchens and grills, consult the experts at W. P. Law, Inc.

Landscape Lighting to Showcase Your Gardens

Landscape lighting opens a whole new world for your home.

Landscape Lighting to Showcase Your Gardens

Gardens are a personal escape for many people. If you put a lot of work into perfecting a space, you want to show it off all the time. Landscape lighting can be a worthwhile investment if you want to increase visibility and liven up your garden after sundown. Whether it’s a nighttime party or a quiet evening dinner spot, your garden can be transformed by creative landscape lighting.

Design options range from the simple to the elaborate. A lighted pathway through your yard can showcase the landscaping as well as guide visitors safely across uneven terrain. Soft lights pointed toward the ground can be used to reflect and illuminate the boundary lines of garden beds.

If you want a more dramatic affect, concentrate your lighting on a single focal point. For example, low lighting a large tree or fountain can cast great shadows and emphasize the strongest features of your space. Night lighting can also provide additional home security.

One economical option would be to invest in LED lighting. The initial cost is eventually recouped through energy saved and lower maintenance costs. No matter what your budget, there’s a landscape lighting solution that will fit your needs and transform your garden.

Collaborate with an expert to design your ideal landscape lighting plan at W. P. Law, Inc.

The Zen of Water Features

Water features soothe the soul.

The Zen of Water Features

Moving water has often been renowned for its therapeutic effects. By placing water features in your lawn or garden environments, you can enjoy the soothing sound and pleasing aesthetic that fountains or moving streams have to offer. Whether you want to create a fun family atmosphere or incorporate a subtle accent feature near your patio, moving water can help complete your outdoor space.

Small ponds or streams are a great way to accentuate the natural landscape of your yard. Cascading streams can be both ambient and decorative, providing a dynamic element to an otherwise dull area. If you are in the market for something more luxurious, infinity pools or grottos can be designed to transform your backyard into an oasis.

For families, the backyard is often a play space and summer haven for kids. If you already have a swimming pool in the backyard, this provides a great opportunity to get creative with fun water features such as slides, waterfalls, or centerpiece fountains. There are several cost-effective options that can dramatically enhance your landscape. Even something as small as a hanging rain chain can brighten a space. Regardless of what you want out of your water features, the end result is sure to be a soothing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

For more information, consult the water feature experts at W. P. Law, Inc.

How Effective Are Wastewater Pump Stations?

Gravity at work with your local wastewater pump station

How Effective Are Wastewater Pump Stations?

Wastewater pump stations, also known as pump lift stations, are used to move liquid waste from lower to higher elevation. This transfer then uses gravity to carry the wastewater material through sewer lines to a treatment facility.

There are many segments that go into the construction of wastewater pump stations. An ineffective wastewater pump station will result in an environmental hazard and system backups. These can be avoided by investing in a licensed and reliable contracting team.

Reinforced precast concrete is a common economical building material when fabricating pump lift stations due to its versatility. Pre-fabricated fiberglass pump stations are an economical choice due the fact that all of the pumping equipment is preinstalled. These light weight systems are easier to install requiring less labor and equipment.

Systems automation and maintenance are essential to the durability of wastewater pump stations. While they are complex systems, their effectiveness has been proven in their repeated municipal and industrial applications.

For more information on wastewater pump stations, ask the experts at W. P. Law, Inc.

Landscape Products – 3 Tips For Summer Improvements

Which landscape products are hot this summer?

Landscape Products – 3 Tips For Summer Improvements

Summer is the season of backyard BBQs, neighborhood block parties, and spending time with friends and family in the sunshine. You work hard to keep your yard green and healthy all year long, but this is the best time to show it off. Here are a few extra ways to spruce up the backyard with simple landscape products for summer fun.

• If you have kids, it’s a good idea to keep mosquitos, fire ants and other pests at bay. There are many insecticides that when used properly are safe for family and pets. A natural fertilizer will help reduce weeds and is a gentler option on any barefoot traffic. And keeping the lawn trim will make it easier to install fun summer games like croquet, or maybe even lay out an impromptu picnic.

• Typical summer lawn height is between 2.5 and 3 inches. This offers protection from the heat of the sun without letting the blades get too tall. After mowing, return the clippings to the yard for extra nutrients.

• Irrigation is another important factor in summer lawn care. Watering requirements change from season to season. If you rely on an automatic irrigation system or other landscape product, be sure to adjust your settings to a more frequent level.

For more information on summer landscape products and maintenance, ask the experts at W. P. Law, Inc.

Understanding Irrigation Filters

What do you need to know about irrigation filters?

Understanding Irrigation Filters

Irrigation filters are an essential part of maintaining a reliable irrigation system. They can save you the hassle and expense of costly repairs and system down time. Proper filtration can prevent damage to sprinkler heads and valves from sand and other debris that can be pumped from wells and bodies of surface water. Filtration is an absolute must for drip and micro-irrigation systems. These systems have small orifices that can easily become clogged by algae and other organic and inorganic particles.

Screen filters are the most common type of filtration used in irrigation applications. They are cost effective and can perform effectively across a wide range of varying water quality and are well suited for sprinkler and drip irrigation system applications. Disc filters and sand media filters are also commonly used in irrigation applications, although they are mostly used for drip or micro-sprinkler irrigation systems.

Although there are different filtration options on the market today, the one thing they all have in common is that they need to be cleaned regularly. Automatic self-cleaning screen filters make this task almost effortless. Other filtration systems such as sand media and disc also have automated self-cleaning options to remove debris.

For more information on this cost-effective way to protect your irrigation system, ask the experts at W. P. Law, Inc.

3 Things You Need To Know About Pump Lift Stations

Pump Lift Stations Keep Your Town Moving

3 Things You Need To Know About Pump Lift Stations

Investing in a pump lift station can be an essential part of keeping your municipal or industrial wastewater system operating efficiently and safely. Pump lift stations have a range of applications, but are typically an economical way of moving fluid materials from low to high ground and transferring liquid waste away to be processed. Typically pump lift stations pump wastewater or sewage to a higher elevation where it is transferred into a gravity flow sewage line.

Flow rate, total dynamic head (TDH), materials of construction, and maintenance are critical considerations when designing pump lift stations. Flow rate and TDH also determines how much power the system will need.

Pumps can be constructed of different materials depending on the individual component. Fabrication can incorporate steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and industrial plastics. Concrete is often used for underground structures.

Sewage lift and waste transfer are tough conditions on the pump system. Maintenance is a usually a necessary expense. Don’t be tempted to cut costs with inferior materials or craftsmanship. Skilled pump station fabrication will result in a reliable and effective product.

For more information on pump lift stations and customized fabrication, talk to the experts at W. P. Law, Inc.

Automatic Watering System for Plants – 3 Ways to Simplify Plant Care

How can an automatic watering system help your plants thrive?

Automatic Watering System for Plants – 3 Ways to Simplify Plant Care

Healthy gardens and landscaping require time and attention to detail. An effective watering schedule is an important part of plant care.

• Investing in an automatic watering system for plants can help regulate the watering schedule and ensure that irrigation is consistent and convenient.

This means you can spend less time worrying about your plants, and more time appreciating them.

• A professionally installed automatic water system will not only simplify the watering process, it will guarantee that plants receive the right amount of attention at the peak watering hours in your area.

How many times have you seen yard sprinklers wasting water during the hottest part of the day, or misdirecting it onto sidewalks and driveways? This system will conserve water distribution and provide even landscape coverage, saving money as well as respecting the environment.

• Landscape professionals can customize the design and installation of your automatic watering system to help you make this investment long-term and cost-effective.

Maintaining a healthy lawn or garden requires planning and commitment. An automatic watering system can help create an efficient and hassle-free timetable for plant care.

For advice on which automatic watering system will work best for your plants, ask the experts at W. P. Law, Inc.

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