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Aug 17
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Getting More Life Out of Your Hose

Hoses can be a great source of ease, a secret weapon, when it comes to getting the most out of your garden. They allow you to get those hard to reach places with just the extra water they need. But they can also be a source of frustration. Here, we’ll take a look at a few simple steps to extend the life your hose.

Hoses have to perform two very contradictory tasks. First, they have to be able to flexibly reach from the faucet, through a garden via twists and turns, … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Jun 23
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Five Products to Save Time in the Garden

Spending time in the garden can be a great way to relax. But sometimes you’ve got more pressing things to take care of and don’t have much time to spend on plants. So here are five products that are guaranteed to save you time.

It takes the average person 120-30 seconds to change a hose end nozzle.  That time adds up and can be frustrating when paired with split water all over your work clothes. Orbit quick connects solve that problem beautifully, changing from one nozzle to another in a matter … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Jun 10
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New Magnum Firehose Nozzles Bring Power and Versatility

New for the 2016 year, we’re releasing a range of firehose nozzles to give you a fantastic upgrade to hose end watering.  What’s so great about the firehose nozzle?  For starters, the core is crafted from strong, light and rust proof aluminum.  This metal housing ensures it will stand up to the abuse a garden can bring.

Surrounding that metal housing is a thick and durable rubber grip. This grip is made from uncrushable materials and provides a slip proof, insulated and ergonomic shape.

Finally, the adjustable nozzle gives you anything from … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
May 26
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New Rebate Center to Help You Save Money

Just in time for the summer sprinkler season, Orbit is excited to launch our new rebate center, where you can find rebates for water saving products.  We’ve scoured the web, trying to find all the applicable water rebates.  So whether you’re thinking about upgrading to a new smart timer, like the Orbit B-hyve, adding drip irrigation to your yard, or putting in a moisture sensor, make sure to check out our rebate center to see what your municipality might cover.  Who knows, you may be reimbursed for the whole cost … Read More

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May 20
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B-hyve Smart Timer Making Headlines

We’re excited by all the attention Orbit’s new B-hyve timer has been getting. Recently, a local news station stopped by to see what all the bustle was about.  Check out the video below:

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Apr 22
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Orbit Celebrates Earth Day and Encourages Water Conservation

SALT LAKE CITY–Orbit Irrigation Products proudly celebrates Earth Day, a day intended to inspire and motivate people the world over to take actions which will build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. One of the Earth’s increasingly scarce resources is the availability of fresh water. In association with Earth Day and in support of conserving water, Orbit announced today it has received notice that its new B-hyve Smart Wi-Fi Sprinkler Timer has passed rigorous EPA WaterSense testing.

The EPA estimates that landscape irrigation … Read More

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Apr 20
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Smart Watering Removes the Guesswork From Irrigation

Orbit’s new B-hyve timer has many amazing features.  One that we’re particularly proud of is Smart Watering.  This technology allows the user to set the timer only once after which the timer will figure out how much water is needed, adjusting throughout the year to the perfect watering.  This not only keeps your lawn and garden looking great, it saves water and money.

The B-hyve uses WaterSense technology, linking up with NOAA real-time weather data to give your timer the most up-to-date forecast possible.  This allows the timer to determine if … Read More

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Apr 01
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Pro Flo Timer Get’s the Job Done Without Fuss

Every year Orbit introduces a whole host of new products.  Some are brand new concepts which take a more innovative approach to irrigation.  And sometimes we find ways to make our best selling products even better.  In relation to the latter, we are improving a number of our lines and introducing the professional version of already popular products.

One such product is our new Pro-Flow Mechanical Timer.  This takes the already great Mechanical Hose Faucet Timer and gives it a boost in performance and durability.  The Pro-Flow timer works just like … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Mar 18
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B-hyve App Makes Programming a Breeze

The new B-hyve Wifi Smart Timer is making waves and customers are discovering the ease of setup and use.  We love hearing from them about their experiences and thoughts.  One commonality of many users is that they are barely scratching the surface of what the app and timer can do.  So, what can you do with the app?

Most importantly, you can set up zones.  Within the app you’ll be able to tell the B-hyve about each of the zones within your yard.  Apart from giving the zone a picture and … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Mar 03
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Announcing Orbit B-Hyve Wifi Smart Timer

Spring is almost here, and that means the watering season is fast approaching.  And what better way to kick off the season than by launching new, cutting edge products?  Orbit is excited to announce the new b-hyve Wifi Smart Timer with WeatherSense Technology.

This timer has too many features to cover here, but we wanted to highlight some of the most impressive ones, all of which we’ll be covering in further detail over the coming weeks.

The b-hyve is a new timer, built from the ground up by our engineers, to use … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0