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.
Category: Drip Irrigation
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
All of these are important when you want to make sure your yard, lawn, or garden is the best it can be.
The advanced and elegant drip watering systems from Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc. provide you all three of these.
How does drip irrigation work?
Drip irrigation products conserve water by slowly and accurately applying the right amount of water to plants’ root zones instead of non-growth areas. This means less water is lost to evaporation and runoff.
Also, Orbit drip irrigation systems are more convenient because they eliminate hand watering of small areas and … Read More
Ever walk by a house after the sprinklers are done irrigating and see the sidewalks wet with overspray?
How about seeing a small flower garden where a large area sprinkler head is not only watering its intended target, but everything around it (the fence, the rocks, the neighbor’s yard) as well?
These are just two examples of poor water conservation practices.
One way to help curb the use of water and drop it more accurately on the spots that require it is to use drip irrigation.
Drip irrigation is also known as micro-irrigation. It … Read More