When it comes to underground irrigation products, Orbit Irrigation is recognized as the leader in the Do-It-Yourself industry. Orbit Irrigation commands the largest market share of all underground irrigation products with well over sixty percent of the market. Customers ask for and look for the "Orbit" name.
If you’ve been following our blog posts this month (or Facebook or Twitter), you’d know that July is Smart Irrigation Month. And for us at Orbit, smart irrigation is anything that saves you time, money, or water. Timers do all three. We wanted to share some simple tips that can help you optimize your timer.
Adjusting the time your sprinklers come on is probably the biggest thing you can change. Did you know that you could lose up to a third of your water to evaporation if you’re watering during the … Read More
“Water Shortages Conserve Water!” is not a phrase I wanted to hear as this Summer season began. Sure, I enjoy conserving water just as much as the next person, but it has been really depressing watching my once lush, green lawn begin to yellow and die under the rays of triple digit heat.
Due to low water yielding winter and spring seasons, many residents in northern Davis County, Utah are under mandatory and voluntary water restrictions. As Spring transitioned to Summer, these signs began to populate the local landscape. Residents are … Read More
If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ve noticed we’re talking a lot about wateringschedule.com. This is our newest development here at Orbit and is a free website that we hope will help people cut back on water usage and make their lawns look better. What’s not to love about that?
Catch cups and sprinkler audits have been around a long time and are nothing revolutionary. But in the past they required expensive and inaccurate devices. After a sample was taken the user had to shuffle through confusing … Read More
Recently, a customer asked one of our representatives why they should perform a sprinkler system audit, like the ones available through wateringschedule.com, when water wasn’t an issue for them. This customer lived in an area that wasn’t affected by drought conditions, so there were no municipal restrictions being placed on their water. In fact, for a small flat fee ($100/year in this case) they could use as much water as they wanted. So why not just water every day?
Well, the answer isn’t what the customer expected. We all know … Read More
A sprinkler audit may be all your system needs to realize big savings
Orbit is excited to announce a product designed to greatly improve watering efficiency and conservation: Orbit Catch Cups. These nifty little cups are used to perform water audits on your lawn. When used in tandem with our website wateringschedule.com, the perfect watering schedule is just minutes away.
The process is simple. Just place the cups around your yard and run your sprinklers for a short amount of time. Record the findings and enter them in to wateringschedule.com, along with your zip code and soil type, and you’ll get a schedule … Read More
Did you know that you can save water and get a healthier lawn at the same time?
Visit our website wateringschedule.com to learn more about conserving water, reducing your water bill, and getting a healthier lawn!
Today marks the celebration of World Water Day, a day set apart by the United Nations to increase water awareness and promote sustainable management of freshwater resources. So, in honor of World Water Day, we’d like to share a few facts about water around the world.
World Water by Numbers
Water, energy, and food are intrinsically linked: water is needed to produce energy, energy is needed to deliver the water needed for food production 
In much of the world, water plays a role in gender inequality. Research in sub-Saharan Africa suggests that women … Read More
Are you looking for activities to do with the kids this summer that are both fun and educational? Why not teach them about water conservation?
Why teach your kids about conservation?
There are many benefits to becoming a water-wise family, including saving money, but there’s more to it than that. Conservation is a community effort and learning begins in the home. By teaching your kids about conservation you teach them to look beyond themselves—to see the beauty and wonder in the world.
Did you know?
Each time you water your lawn you can be … Read More
Are you interested in water conservation? Do you want to save money? Just interested in having a beautiful yard?
You can save water and money. Here’s how:
Start your sprinkler system right—inspect, repair, and adjust
Set your sprinkler timer schedule—aim to apply about 1”-1.5” of water per week during cooler months
Adjust your watering frequency—depending on the time of year, soil type, and plant needs
How much water am I using?
Sprinkler heads release water at the rate of about 1.5 to 3 Gallons per Minute (GPM). So let’s say that you have 50 sprinkler heads … Read More