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Category: Hose Faucet Watering
Like many of you, I was recently starting up my sprinkler system and getting serious about fixing up my yard for summer. While I was trimming, tilling, and planting, I noticed that my yard required a lot of cleanup that I hadn’t paid attention to before. Particularly, cleaning the windows and walls of my house, hand watering some potted plants before I put them in the ground and even washing my car. All of these required me to use my hose, but each one needed a different nozzle.
The problem was … Read More
Weeks ago, while at the local big-box hardware store, I was in the gardening aisle picking up some insect killer and overheard a conversation between a clerk and customer over hoses. I stood and listened for a moment. Apparently the gentleman had broken his hose pulling it through his yard, getting it caught on something, causing it to tear somewhere in the middle. Garden hoses in the store ranged from $20-$60, and he was asking about the ‘highest quality’ hose, thinking a stronger hose was the answer.
“Did you know you … 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
We often see and hear about lawns and gardens that turn out beautiful with the exception of a couple problem areas that end up detracting from the whole. These could be dry spots, wilting plants or flowers or trees that look unhealthy. In all these instances a great solution can be hose-end watering. But this presents a new challenge because hose watering requires homeowners to adjust their schedules to make sure watering happens. Orbit has a full lineup of great hose tap timers which, when used in conjunction with our … Read More
For smart irrigation month we decided to put together a small planter to grow herbs (they’re the legal kind, don’t worry). Herbs are a great plant to grow. We’re growing ours outdoors, but they also do well indoors. They smell good, grow fast, and are great for cooking.
To speed up watering, we decided to install some soaker hosing. Ours hooks to a hose and is expandable, but these could easily be linked to an existing sprinkler system and other drip lines.
Here are the supplies we’ll use.
We’ve got 18 inches of … Read More
Three plants are talking to each other just after being watered. One says: “Tell me, how did he know we were thirsty? Who told him?”
Another answers: “I think one of us must be a plant.”
Okay, lame jokes aside, how do you know your plants are being consistently watered whether you are at home or away? One great solution is a hose faucet timer.
What is a hose faucet timer?
A hose faucet timer is a simple device that attaches to your faucet and automates hose watering. It is a … 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
With spring just around the corner, it is almost time to get your automatic sprinkler system up and running. Still pulling hoses around the yard? Try using our free sprinkler system designer to help you layout a system for your yard. Don’t want to dig? There are many hose faucet watering options to choose from to provide automated watering without the digging.
It is a good idea to test your sprinkler system each spring to ensure that everything is working properly. Here are some things you will want to look for as you … Read More