How to Check for Irrigation Leaks

Irrigation Leaks

How do you find a leak in your agricultural irrigation system? Built-in safeguards make it easy.

Agricultural irrigation is a life-giver. There’s no doubt about the positive impact watering systems have made on modern-day farming. Unfortunately, when your irrigation system springs a leak, you might wish for simpler days. Problems in your system can be hard to find. Here’s how to identify them:

Keep an Eye on Your Water Bill

One of the main draws of modern irrigation systems is their ability to save water and keep expenses low. Leaks rob you of the benefits, so it’s important to stay on top of monitoring your bills. If you see unexpected spikes in usage, it’s time to look for leaks.

Put Your Isolation Valves to Work

Hopefully, upon installation, you added isolation valves between sections of your irrigation system. These might seem like a waste of money at the time, but they’re more than worth the expense when it comes to containing a leak. Isolating sections will allow you to check each one to see where the culprit lies. If you haven’t installed isolation valves, prepare to do some digging!

Check for Lumpy, Wet Soil

An especially nasty problem occurs when your irrigation is on an incline. There’s no telling where your leak might be as any water will flow downhill. It can help to mark down where you bury the major joints for your irrigation line. Otherwise, you’ll have to keep an eye out for saturated soft spots or lumps in the soil.

Call WP Law, Inc., at 800-476-4515 the next time you need help with your agricultural irrigation system.

3 Ways to Create your Ultimate Outdoor Living Space

outdoor living space

Do you enjoy your residential yard? We’ll show you how to spruce things up.

Too many homeowners don’t get to enjoy their residential yard during the warmest, sunniest times of the year. Why rob value from your home by letting your landscaping be a problem? These three simple changes can turn your yard into an oasis all your neighbors will rave about:

1. Cast an Inviting Glow

When was the last time you hung out at night with your friends in your backyard? Do you have lighting for your sidewalks, pathways, stairs, and decking? Do you have mood or accent lighting around your yard to show off interesting plants or water features? You could with help from a landscape lighting professional.

2. Add a Touch of Tranquility

Is there anything calmer than the soothing sounds of water nestled near your home? Water features can range from small, standalone units to major renovations. Match your style to your pond or fountain. They’re available in every shape, size, and material.

3. Fire Up the Grill

Take your outdoor culinary skills a step farther with an outdoor kitchen or brick-style grill. Enjoy pizza al fresco or try high-class canapés at your patio table. Pick the perfect furniture to support the type of gatherings you enjoy, so you can always make the most of your home’s outdoor spaces.

Combining experience, advanced equipment, and a dash of design, we can help you transform your outdoor space so you can use it as much as your indoor space. Upgrade your residential yard today with help from WP Law, Inc.

How to Keep Your Grass Green in the Summer

Green Grass

Improve your residential outdoor living with lush, green grass.

The state of your lawn is essential to pleasant residential outdoor living. Dry, brittle grass is no fun to look at or walk on. Compare that to a comfy cushion of dense, lush green grass. There’s no question which one inspires you to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. How do you maintain that healthy growth? Follow these tips to get the yard you really want.

Aerate Your Lawn

Over time, the soil in your lawn gets packed down. This makes it hard for water and nutrients to penetrate the ground and reach the roots where it’s needed. Aeration breaks things up by removing plugs of soil from the ground. It’s best to aerate in spring or fall to protect the roots of your lawn.

Water Deeply Once a Week

Contrary to popular belief, watering your lawn a few minutes every day of the week will not help your lawn. To grow a healthier lawn, you need to water the grass deeply, at the correct time of day, and make sure not to over-water. By doing so, the roots of the grass grow deeper into the soil helping your grass stay greener even in the driest month. You need to evenly water your lawn with 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week. You will need a reliable irrigation system to achieve this.

Let it Grow

Too many homeowners trim their grass as low as possible. While you might think this allows you to go further in between mowing, it hurts the health of your lawn and creates more work for you in the long run. Check out the variety of grass you have in your yard and aim for the longest recommended length for the type.

If you need help making your residential outdoor living
space as nice as possible, talk to WP Law, Inc., about improving the health of your lawn.

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