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Category: Drip Irrigation
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
We’re constantly getting ideas for new products. Each comes from a specific problem a customer is having and, when we can’t solve with our existing product line, we go to the drawing board. Here are ten Orbit products you didn’t know you wanted.
The Orbit Emergency Tool is smart to have around in case of a earthquake, fire, water main break or other natural disasters. When precious seconds count, you want a tool that will stand out, day or night. This tool is made in high visibility yellow plastic that is … Read More
Pumpkin pie, jack-o-lanterns, changing leaves and frost on the ground—these are the sort of things we many typically associate with fall. Right now, with the summer creeping in, it’s probably the last thing on your mind. But if you want jack-o-lanterns for Halloween or pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, now is the time to start planting.
You’ll choose the type of pumpkin you grow depending on what you want your pumpkins for (eating or carving). There are dozens of varieties of pumpkins (here’s a good site for learning more about each), but … Read More
Watering your garden can be fun. It can also be confusing based on the amount of options available. From spray nozzles on risers to impact heads, and from pop-up sprinklers to drip emitters, it’s tough to go wrong as long as you get the necessary amounts of water to your plants.
I have experience watering multiple gardens a lot of different ways. When I was young, I often visited my grandpa and helped him irrigate his plants and vegetables. He lived in a farm area with a canal as the main … Read More
Once you’ve decided to grow vegetables in your home garden, now comes the actual implementation. To get a garden ready really doesn’t take all that much, but a few practices greatly improve the chances of quality production from your plants.
After a long winter the soil will likely be compacted and quite tough. Get the soil ready for planting by breaking it up using a tiller or pitchfork, perhaps working in some nutrient giving mulch or compost at the same time. Besides adding minerals plants thrive in, it loosens the soil, … Read More
Getting your vegetables from the supermarket is all well and good, but grocery store veggies never seem to taste as good as the ones grown in your own backyard. Even a small garden space in your yard can yield big results.
The first question you have to ask yourself when planning a vegetable garden is what to grow. If you’re just starting out, you may want to start small so you can stay on top of things with minimal investment and effort. Take a look at your family and think about … Read More
Want to water your fruits and vegetables with drip irrigation? Drip irrigation has many advantages for home gardener, starting with water conservation. 90 to 95 percent of the water goes into the soil, so less water is needed to wet the root zone. Walkways stay dry, so you can work whenever you want without having to worry about muddy shoes. And by keeping moisture off the plant leaves, you keep funguses and plant disease from developing. Drip irrigation can be easily tailored to the specific type of plant, and with … Read More
With processed foods increasingly prevalent, many people are seeking natural and organic options for their diet. But a trip to your local grocery store will reveal that although going green may be healthier for your diet, it does little for your budget.
To combat these high prices many people are growing their own produce and square foot gardening is making it easy.
What is Square Foot Gardening?
Square foot gardening is an innovative approach to traditional single-row gardening. At its basic level, square foot gardening consists of a 4′ x 4″ raised planter … Read More
Do you need drip irrigation or garden valves in certain areas?
Drip irrigation is a very cost effective to install a system and it also happens to be a very cost effective way to water, as well. The valve, filter, and pressure regulator combination that is required for a drip zone will cost more than a control valve for a spray head or rotor zone, but the overall cost of the zone is much lower, especially if you are using emitter tubing. Drip zones require careful planning, but are well worth … Read More
In drip irrigation, tiny particles of dirt are your worst adversary.
Because they clog up your drip tubes and emitters, making them ineffective. To avoid this clogging problem, a water filter of some type is recommended.
From a broad stance, filters come in two configurations: mesh and sediment filters.
Mesh filters are made from small layers of . . . well . . . mesh. The size of the mesh openings determines what size particles will be stopped and what size will pass through.
Most drip irrigation kits generally include a mesh-type filter.
The other type of … Read More