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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.

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Aug 24
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Secrets of a Efficient Sprinkler Timer

At Orbit we’re always trying to develop and integrate new technologies into our timers. This assures you get the most versatile control over your sprinkler system.
But we find that many of our customers are unaware of the immense potential their timers posses, and thus rely only on simple watering schedules that waste water and don’t provide the greenest lawn or prettiest flower beds possible.

One of the key features almost all our timers provide is the ability to schedule interval watering. Interval watering is when a timer waters for multiple cycles, … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Aug 07
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DIY Shout-Out

We here at Orbit love getting feedback. We love when customers share their good experiences and well as their poor experiences and where we can improve. It’s great to see people using our products and helping others maximum their efficiency.

Here’s a great video from the Sparky Channel, who has many great DIY videos. This one covers installing a new Orbit Easy Set Logic outdoor timer:

Another great product is our preassembled manifolds. Here’s and installation video by AdamDIY:

What about our hose end timers? … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Jul 30
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The Amazing Cooling Power of Mist

Right now, much of the country is in the dog days of summer, where temps might hit triple digits.  But instead of retreating to the comfort of the indoors, Orbit’s misting products let you enjoy the garden, all while staying cool and saving water.

Our very own Orbit Expert, Brad Wardle, stopped by a local news station to demonstrate the real and wonderful cooling power of mist.

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Jul 22
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Find Water Savings Indoors and Out

Here at Orbit, we’re focused on saving you water in the garden.  But there are plenty of ways to save water at other places around the home.  Here’s some great tips from our friends at Serviz.

 

Wash room

After washing clothes, your water is called grey water.  Considering the average washing machine can use up to 40 gallons per load, you’d be surprised how much grey water is produced from your weekly loads of laundry.  And if you have an organic washing detergent, that water would be perfect for your plants outside.

 

Bathroom

A … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Jul 17
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Mist Cooling Brings Summer Relief

Sometimes it’s difficult to decide what to do with summer.  On the one hand, we want to be outside, enjoying the sunshine and nature.  We want to experience those fun summer activities with our families.  But on the other hand, it’s so hot that none of that stuff is enjoyable.

It just so happens there’s a great solution that lets you take cooling to many of these activities.  Orbit’s line of mist cooling devices work great to bring down the temperature so you can enjoy being outside.

Mist is useful in a … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Jun 22
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Shrub and Flowerbed Watering Solved

There are so many different parts of a yard, and many different ways to get the watering needs met.  For lawns, the best is pop up sprinklers, with their great coverage, while for gardens drip can be best option, with pinpoint precision and water savings.

Shrubs and flowerbeds tend to sit somewhere in the middle and can cause a tricky problem of balancing water conservation with getting all the plants the water they need, all while keeping everything looking great.  Orbit offers a wide variety of options for shrub sprinklers and … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Jun 11
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Keeping Sprinkler Valves Healthy for Better Irrigation Health

The heart of any underground irrigation system is the valves.  And just like the human heart, if your valves have problems, the rest of the system can suffer.  Luckily there are a handful of simple tips you can follow to make sure your valves stay in top shape.

Perhaps the most important thing you can do is ensure your system is winterized properly.  We see more valves broken because the water was not cleared and froze during the winter, than any other problem.  Valves are built to withstand immense water pressures, … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
May 19
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Orbit’s Race for the Cure

“On a rainy, cold Saturday morning, Orbit associates showed up to the Salt Lake City Public Library to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Race for the Cure, which happens in each state across the country, is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. It has been an Orbit tradition for years to participate and raise money for this great cause. Orbit’s team this year, captained by Farah Mohammed, had 16 members and was able to raise … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
May 16
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Salt Lake Bees “Green Team” Night and Orbit

Orbit is sponsoring “Green Team” night during the Salt Lake Bees game at Smith’s Ballpark on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Orbit encourages you to use water wisely this season. Visit orbitonline.com to find tips and tools for conserving water by optimizing your sprinkler system, installing water efficient drip zones, and using hose faucet timers to monitor and automate hose watering.

Be sure to visit us at our booth in the plaza between 5:00 pm and 6:35  pm before the game for water savings tips and free giveaways. The game starts at … Read More

By Matt S Comments: 0
Mar 28
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Get Started on Your Sprinkler Design With Orbit’s Online Sprinkler System Designer

Spring is here and for many home owners designing a sprinkler system is on their to-do list. If that describes you, don’t do a thing until you’ve tried Orbit’s free online sprinkler designer. This innovative program will let you accurately diagram your yard and garden and create an efficient sprinkler system, showing you exactly how many zones you’ll have and giving you a full part list. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll get a comprehensive installation guide showing you every step of the process from beginning to end. Designing and … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 2