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Category: Drip Irrigation

Jun 05
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The Right Drip Manifold for the Job

We’ve discussed picking the right drip tubing and the right drip sprinkler in previous posts.  Now, to tie it all together, we’ll discuss how to find the right drip manifold.  Orbit makes numerous manifolds for you to choose from, and each has its advantages, based on the criteria you want to meet.

At the top of the range is the Apollo 8 manifold.  This manifold can be placed on any ½-inch riser, contains 8 individually adjustable ports and removable filter with pressure compensation.  When the job requires a lot of different … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
May 29
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The Drip Tubing Puzzle Solved

Drip irrigation is an amazing innovation.  In a world where we are trying to save as much of our precious water as possible, drip allows us to get the biggest bang for the buck.

But drip can also be confusing because of the many options and configuration pattern possibilities.  One area that often raises more questions than answers is drip tubing.  But we’ll break it down for you so you can choose which tubing is right for your situation.

Drip tubing can be broken down into three categories: distribution, soaker and emitter, … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
May 14
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Get More Drip Savings with the Right Nozzle

So you’ve decided to install drip to conserve more water.  But where do you go from there?  If you’re browsing Orbit’s selection of drip products, you see there are dozens of options and it can quickly get confusing.  But picking the right sprinklers doesn’t have to be difficult.

Depending on the area you want to water, you’ll likely be picking between micro-spray, bubblers or drippers.

Micro-spray sprinklers act just like mini spray head sprinklers, only with a smaller, gentler stream.  They come in full, half, and quarter parterns, as well as strip … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
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
Jun 10
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10 Orbit Products You Didn’t Know You Wanted

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

By Justin S. Comments: 3
May 29
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Pumpkin Season Starts Now

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

By Justin S. Comments: 0
May 15
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Garden Watering: So Many Options!

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

By Matt S Comments: 0
May 08
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Getting the Garden Ready for Vegetables

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

By Justin S. Comments: 0
May 07
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Planning for a Vegetable Garden

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

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Apr 08
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How To Install Drip For Vegetables and Fruits

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

By Justin S. Comments: 0