4 Planting Preparation Tips for Spring

Planting tips

They’re here! We’ve got the spring planting tips you’ve been looking for to prepare your garden for a summer full of blooms. Here are our top four planting preparation tips for spring.

Tip #1: Get Organized!

One of the best prep tips is to start your spring planting prep with a little organization. First, check your supplies and restock what you need, especially soil and fertilizer. Then prep your tools so they’re ready to work. Now is also a great time to set up any raised beds or planters you want to add this year.

Tip #2: Clear the Clutter

Winter weather can bring in all kinds of stuff to mess with your planting progress. Weeds, mulch, sticks, leaves, and other debris can clutter your gardening space and slow you down. Clear out everything that covers the soil so you can plant unencumbered by the mess.

Tip #3: Prep the Soil

Don’t skip this step! Proper soil preparation is critical to your planting success. Winter weather, including the moisture and the cold, leads to compacted soil that is hard to dig in and makes it hard for roots to thrive. Loosen or till the soil down to about 14”. Mix in mulch left from last summer and add some compost to create a bed full of nutrients ready to retain moisture. 

Tip #4: Check Your Irrigation

Don’t neglect your sprinkler system this spring. You don’t want to get your planting done only to find that you have issues with irrigation, such as leaks, broken sprinkler heads, or problems getting water to your desired areas. A landscape professional can help get it all back online if you do.

Proper prep for your spring planting helps ensure your garden thrives this summer. Contact W.P. Law today for more spring planting tips and all the landscaping support, including irrigation, to help keep your garden growing strong.

Why Do I Need a Sewer Pump?

Why Do I Need a Sewer Pump?

Most homeowners have a hard time imagining something worse than a basement full of sewage. Still, it can happen, which is why you should consider a sewer pump. Here’s what you need to know.

What is a Sewer Pump?

When the municipal sewer line is located above the ground floor of your home, a sewer pump is required to pump the sewage from your home into the municipal sewer line. Sewage and other gray water waste flow by gravity from your home into a sewage basin.  The sewage is then pumped into the municipal sewer line.  In this application a grinder type sewage pump is used.  Grinder pumps reduce the solid waste into a slurry that more easily pumped.

Where is the Sewer Pump?

Sewer pump installation is similar to that of a sump pump. The pump rests in a basin typically in the back yard and when needed, it removes the waste by forcing it up the pipes and out to the main sewer line.

Do I Need a Sewer Pump?

Suppose your home has a basement with laundry, bathrooms, a sewer line, or any rooms with plumbing that are below grade level. In that case, you probably need a sewer pump. Without one, the risk of a sewage backup is exponentially higher. And sewage is not like a regular flood. Sewage is full of bacteria and is hazardous to you, your family, and your home and requires professional cleanup and restoration.

Instead of taking a chance and hoping for the best, act now and avoid a potentially dangerous and extremely costly sewage backup situation. Contact W.P. Law today to learn more about sewer pumps and find out if you need one for your home.

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