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When it comes to underground irrigation products, Orbit Irrigation is recognized as the leader in the Do-It-Yourself industry. Customers look for the "Orbit" name.

Mar 26
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The Challenge of Beating the Drought

There you are.  Spring is just around the corner.  You can already feel it in the air and see it in the trees and flowers.  It’s exciting and you can’t wait to get your yard up and running again.  But there’s a problem.  One that’s been going on for a long time.  Drought.

The biggest market for any home and garden company is California.  Unfortunately, the Golden State is entering its fourth year of low water levels, and that has forced the government to implement even further watering restrictions, some of … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Mar 19
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Quick Fixes with Orbit PVC-Lock

PVC-Lock isn’t just great for installing an underground sprinkler system, it’s also the perfect weapon for the inevitable repair.  Come springtime, many home owners will see a broken pipe or two.  Maybe the system wasn’t blown out properly or extra water got in there somewhere and froze, bursting the pipe.  Repairing these types of breaks used to be a muddy mess, lots of digging, waiting for the mess to dry before you could repair with toxic glue and primer.  With PVC-Lock you can now have these repairs done literally in … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Mar 12
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Design Your Sprinkler System to Shine

As we approach the spring season, many homeowners are already thinking of sprinkler systems.  If you’re someone who’s just moved into a new home and needs to put in an underground sprinkler system, or if you’re someone that just has repairs to make, Orbit’s free Online Sprinkler System Designer is the perfect tool to help you get started.

We get a lot of calls every spring from customers using our tool.  While customers are very satisfied, we have some tips and suggestions that will make the experience even better!

One recommendation—and this … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Dec 17
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Become A Snow Shovel Expert

You might have seen recent articles that more than half of the US is covered in snow (and that doesn’t even take Canada into account).  Some places were blanketed with feet of snow in just a short time.  That means a lot of digging out going on.

We’re entering our third season selling the world’s best snow shovels, and so we want to pass on some tips on how you can shovel snow like a pro this winter.

Take care of yourself

Whatever you do, make sure you’re taking care of your … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Oct 23
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Orbit Solution Center is Here

Part of what makes Orbit world class is our commitment to our customers.  When you buy an Orbit product, we want to include solutions for the best use.  One of our goals is to empower the average home owner—dispelling the intimidation so often associated with home improvement—and give them the resources and tools necessary to get the job done right.

With that in mind, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Orbit Solution Center.  Here we plan on sharing the growing wealth of information and experience that our professionals have … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Aug 04
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How to Repair a Hose with a Hose Mender

Weeks ago, while at the local big-box hardware store, I was in the gardening aisle picking up some insect killer and overheard a conversation between a clerk and customer over hoses. I stood and listened for a moment. Apparently the gentleman had broken his hose pulling it through his yard, getting it caught on something, causing it to tear somewhere in the middle. Garden hoses in the store ranged from $20-$60, and he was asking about the ‘highest quality’ hose, thinking a stronger hose was the answer.

“Did you know you … Read More

By Ty Kilgore Comments: 0
Jul 15
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Become A Sprinkler Nozzle Expert

So it’s July, for many the hottest month of the year, and you’ve got a broken spray nozzle.  You go into the local hardware store to get a new one and you’re greeted with dozens of options.    We understand that all these choices can be confusing, so let’s run down the different types of nozzles you’re likely to see and make you a nozzle expert!

There are really three things you need to know when going in to purchase a new spray nozzle: 1) spray distance, 2) pattern and 3) threading.  … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Jul 10
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Great time at the Bees’ game!

Monday night Orbit sponsored “Water Conservation” night at the Salt Lake Bees baseball game. Not only  did we share water conservation pointers, but we had some fun while we were at it. We had raffles to give away products, threw out the first pitch and gave out rubber baseballs to those in attendance

By Matt S Comments: 0
Jun 27
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Conquering Wind in the Garden

The best laid plans of Mice and Men, often go awry. 

So often we hear from customers who are having performance issues with their sprinkler systems.  Everything looks great on paper.  They layout, installation, and operation are all top notch.  But they find their lawns and gardens are not getting a consistent flow of water because of one enemy; one that is unavoidable and impossible to predict: Mother Nature.

For example, I recently spoke with a customer from southern California, who, for most of year, doesn’t have many problems.  He recently … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Jun 20
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Orbit Sprinkler System in Parade of Homes

Orbit has sponsored the sprinkler system, landscape lighting, and temperature control (thermostats) of a home in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

Remember back on May 21 of this year, we added a post about a hands-on installation that our team performed?? Well, this is it. The sprinkler system went in with ease (thanks to PVC-Lock and Eco-Lock), the landscape lighting is beautiful, and the thermostat isn’t just a box that controls temperature, it’s masterpiece in style and function.

The house is ready for touring.  The yard is landscaped with sod and beautiful … Read More

By Matt S Comments: 0