Are Outdoor Kitchens Worth the Investment?

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Looking at home trends the last few years, you’ll find that outdoor kitchens are a constant, especially for homes in the South. They’re a great alternative to cooking and entertaining indoors when the weather is nice, but are they worth the investment? We’ll help you decide with this breakdown of the benefits.

Extending Your Living Space

Many families yearn for just a little more room in their homes. One way to create it is by designing an outdoor living space that extends your indoor space. Of course, if you lived in a northern state with long, cold winters, it might be a different story. But here in the South, with our mild climates and nearly year-round ability to spend time outside, an outdoor kitchen is one way to make your house feel bigger.

Room to Entertain

Do you love spending time with friends and family but hate getting stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is outside? A great solution is an outdoor living space that includes a kitchen. Whether it’s a built-in grill with a counter or a full-blown second kitchen, having room to cook and entertain without being separate from your guests makes it more likely you’ll entertain and more likely you’ll spend time enjoying your outdoor space.

Add Value to Your Home

Many home projects have estimated returns on the investment depending on what it is. But, fairly consistently, adding an outdoor kitchen tops the list when it comes to adding value to your property. Estimates range from 100% up to 200% return on the investment, proving an outdoor kitchen is a sought-after feature for home buyers even in today’s market.

Do you have more questions about investing in an outdoor kitchen? Talk to the pros who’ve been designing and installing them for years in South Carolina by contacting W.P. Law to get started.

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3 Reasons to Fertilize Your Lawn

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When you live in South Carolina, you have the benefit of nearly year-round outdoor living, but we especially love our summers. The weather is beautiful, and it’s great to spend time in our backyards, patios, and gardens. But only if the grass is green. How is your grass looking this summer? We’ve got three reasons to fertilize your lawn so you can get the most out of your yard.

#1: Nourish the Soil

The only way to have a healthy lawn is with healthy soil. And the best way to get healthy soil is by providing it with the right nutrients, including phosphorous, nitrate, and potassium. A quality fertilizer helps replenish what’s lost from rain, irrigation, sun, weather, and time.

#2: Stronger, Greener Grass

When the soil is healthy, the grass will be healthy. The only way to have a lush green lawn is by taking care of it properly with adequate water, proper mowing, and fertilizer. The fertilizer feeds the grass to keep it green and give it added strength to endure the scorching summer heat and the extreme weather we see in the South.

#3: Weed and Pest Control

Weeds take hold when the grass isn’t strong or thick enough to keep them at bay. Fertilizer isn’t a weed killer, but it prevents weed growth by helping your grass grow strong, ample roots that don’t provide the space or nutrients the weeds need. Pests aren’t an issue with a healthy lawn, either. When your grass and soil are healthy, they provide an ecosystem perfect for garden bugs that love nothing more than eating those grass and garden-killing pests.

What is the best fertilizer is for your lawn and garden? The team at W.P. Law is here to help. Reach out today to learn more about grass fertilizer and why it’s so important.

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