What Is the Difference Between Drip Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems?


Every yard has its own requirements when it comes to water and irrigation. Some need a drip system, some need a sprinkler system, and some need both. What does your landscaping need? Let’s take a look at the difference between the two and where each works best.

Drip Irrigation

A drip irrigation system is what it sounds like – it allows water to drip instead of spray. Water comes out of the line slowly to provide the right amount of irrigation to different types of landscaping. The lines run either on the ground near the landscaping or under the soil. The benefits of a drip system include the ability to focus water on particular trees, shrubs, flowers, and plants, so water gets to the roots. Using this type of irrigation helps you manage how much water different areas of your yard get and avoid evaporation from spray sprinklers.

Sprinkler Systems

Sprinkler systems are the most common type of residential and commercial irrigation. Watering with above-ground sprinklers helps you cover a lot of ground with a lot of water in a short amount of time. Unlike drip systems, sprinklers spray water out and over the landscaping. The benefits include automatic watering, so you don’t have to drag hoses, the ability to set programming to water when you want, and watering the right amount for your yard.

Some landscaping only needs a sprinkler system to thrive, while some need a drip system to keep the roots irrigated, and some do best with a combination of the two. To find out what would offer the biggest benefit to your yard and garden, talk to the pros at W.P. Law, Inc. about installing an irrigation system to keep your landscaping looking great.

2 Eye-Catching Landscaping Tips That Will Transform Your Yard


People are spending more and more time in their yards, especially in the summer. They’re like an extension of your indoor living space. Are you ready to take your residential landscaping up a notch and make it more than just a yard? W.P. Law, Inc. has two eye-catching tips to transform your yard.

Tip #1: Consider Adding Landscape Lighting

Imagine being at a tropical resort. When night falls, what do you see? You see landscape lighting highlighting the walkways, high-end plantings, trees, and flowers. If your yard falls into darkness when the sun goes down, adding landscape lighting can create an after-dark oasis for you to enjoy. Expand your outdoor living from day to night by accenting the focal points with lighting that fits your yard, style, and budget.

Tip #2: Add a Fountain or Water Feature

If you want to add a soothing element to your landscaping while also enhancing the beauty of the space, consider a water feature or fountain. The benefits include a relaxing atmosphere created by the running water, increased curb appeal and property value, and blocking out neighborhood noise with the sound of water. It also adds a unique focal point to your outdoor space, no matter how much or how little space you have.

Your backyard can be hum-drum, only good for the kids to play in during the day, or you could take it up a notch. By adding landscape lighting or a water feature, you can create a whole new look and feel for your outdoor living space. Transform your yard with these eye-catching landscape features from W.P. Law, Inc. Contact them today to get started.

How do I Permanently Get Rid of Summer Weeds?


Nothing wrecks your beautiful lawn like a bunch of summer weeds busting through. Everything from dandelions to fescue and ryegrass to foxtail, weeds can take your yard from fabulous to frustrating pretty quickly. You can pull weeds all day and still not permanently get rid of them. What can you do? Take a look.

Start with Lawn Care

The first step to getting rid of weeds is taking proper care of your lawn. Mowing your grass too short can invite weeds in, as can soil that’s too compact. Another thing that can entice weed growth is a lack of water. They’ll take over when the grass, shrubs, and flowers start to suffer from being too dry.

Treat Your Lawn

There are two primary types of herbicide weed killer – pre-emergent and post-emergent. Pre-emergent attacks weeds at the root before they appear in your yard. Post-emergent kills the weeds that are already growing that you can see in your grass and garden. If you want a natural weed killer, vinegar that has an acetic acid level between 10 and 20% will also kill weeds.

Prep in the Fall

Seeding your lawn in the fall can help keep it thick and lush and make it difficult for weeds to grow. Aeration will also help keep them at bay. The best defense against weed growth is a healthy lawn year-round.

Are you battling weeds in your lawn every summer? Take a look at these tips for getting rid of them for good. For more help and expert guidance on all of your landscaping needs, contact the experts at W.P. Law, Inc.

4 Do’s & Don’ts of Summer Landscaping


Summertime is prime time for residential landscaping. It’s when everyone wants to spend time outside enjoying their backyards and outdoor living spaces. How does your landscaping look this year? Take a look at four dos and don’ts of summer landscaping to make your lawn and garden look their best.

#1: Do Mow Regularly

Mowing regularly is an important way to keep your grass healthy and the roots strong. It also encourages new growth and helps it absorb more moisture.

#2: Don’t Cut the Grass Too Short

Cutting your lawn too short can damage the root system, and it can lead to your grass burning. It also weakens the grass stems and makes them more susceptible to disease and your lawn open to weed growth.

#2: Do Fertilize Your Lawn and Garden

Your lawn and garden need nutrients to grow and thrive. They can get what they need from the right soil, but most of the time, they need a little help. Fertilizing your grass, shrubs, trees, and flowers helps them grow strong and healthy and fight disease and pests.

#2: Don’t Buy the Cheapest Fertilizer on the Shelf

Cheap fertilizer is going to have sub-par ingredients. What you want is a quality product that contains slow-release nitrogen. Make sure it’s just fertilizer and doesn’t contain weed or bug killer. You want to keep your landscaping treatments separate to avoid issues and to get the best results.

Everyone wants a great looking backyard, especially in the summer. For the best in lawn care products and landscaping services, contact the pros at W.P. Law, Inc. today.

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