Fall is upon us, but the cooler weather doesn’t mean it’s time to close up your residential outdoor living space. Just in time for Halloween and the holidays, take a look at some boo-tiful ways to spice up your backyard as the weather cools.
1: Add Some Landscape Lighting
There are many ways you can highlight your yard and landscaping while welcoming fall and the countdown to the holiday season. With the right design and some careful planning, you can incorporate a lighting scheme that fits right in for any occasion. And you can make your outdoor space more inviting as the days get shorter and it gets dark earlier.
2: Create an Outdoor Kitchen
It’s never too late in the year for some outdoor grilling. With a beautifully designed outdoor kitchen, you can entertain in your extended living space well into fall, and potentially into the holidays and beyond. With options for seating, counter space, and even a TV, you can spend time cooking outside while enjoying your family and friends and the glorious weather we get in South Carolina in autumn.
3: Consider a Fire Pit
Everyone loves to sit around the fire, especially when the evenings start to get cool. Adding a fire pit to your outdoor space is a great way to extend the use of your backyard well into fall.
Are you ready to spice up your residential outdoor living space? The team at W.P. Law, Inc. has the design know-how and experience to bring your vision to life. Reach out today to get started.
If you need pump repair and fabrication, who are you going to call? Do you want to pick someone off a Google search and hope for the best? When you need an experienced professional, it’s critical to go with a certified professional who can manage the work you need done. Take a look at three landscaping certifications you should know about.
1: CIT– Certified Irrigation Technician
If you have an electrical irrigation system, this is your guy. With training that teaches advanced troubleshooting and skills related to electric-driven irrigation systems, a CIT has hands-on training that prepares them for equipment repair in the field.
2: Certified Landscape Irrigation Technician, Designer, and Water Manager
This area of certification starts with techs who are responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining a variety of irrigation systems. It moves up to an irrigation system designer who designs and engineers specialty irrigation projects. Finally, a Certified Water Manager works to improve irrigation systems to make them as efficient as possible.
3: LIC – Landscape Industry Certified
This is a general industry certification that recognizes professionals who pass an exam and become recognized by the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Like most certification programs, the LIC requires hours of training and experience to prepare for the exam and to qualify for the certificate.
If you need any type of landscaping work from a basic sprinkler system to pump repair and fabrication, don’t give your business to just anyone. Using a certified landscaper will help ensure experienced technicians and quality workmanship. For more information contact the professionals at W.P. Law, Inc.
Do you rely on your agricultural irrigation system to keep your farm afloat? Some downright frightening issues can impact that system. Take a look at two spooky things to look out for and avoid.
1: Rodent Damage
Drip irrigation systems have many components that are above ground including drip tubing, emitters, and micro-sprinklers. These items are easy targets for rodents looking for a cool drink. Larger exposed pipes that are left open can also make a nice nesting site during the cold winter months. Unfortunately, many growers don’t realize these problems until it is time to start things up in the Spring.
2: Frozen Lines
It’s vital to take advantage of any automatic drains in your irrigation system in the winter months. Check them regularly to be sure they’re functioning properly and that they remain open and not plugged. Be sure to drain the lines in all of your systems in the fall before any winter freezing to avoid cracks in the equipment and to prevent broken pipes and lines.
Poor preparation for the winter months and crazy weather can cost you big time when it comes to your watering system. For help with prep or repair recommendations should damage occur, trust your agricultural irrigation to the experts at W.P. Law, Inc. With the experience and know-how to get the job done right, they’ll help keep spooky damage far away from your system.