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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.

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
May 11
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Orbit Max Nozzle Perfect for Countless Jobs

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

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Apr 30
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The Perfect Time for Improvment

We were recently talking with a visitor here at Orbit about how droughts are a good avenue for education and improvement. They require people to think about irrigation in ways they never have before.  We know many of our customers have sprinkler systems which are decades old, and besides the occasional repair, they haven’t given much thought to what advancements have been made in the world of irrigation.  Over the years, new developments make sprinklers more efficient, saving money, water and time.

For the remainder of the home irrigation season, we’ll … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Apr 09
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Save Water & Money with WateringSchedule.com

If you’re one of the millions who’s getting ready to start up your sprinklers, make sure to check out wateringschedule.com, Orbit’s free sprinkler system optimization tool.

What is watering schedule?  Designed to run in tandem with Orbit’s catch cups, wateringschedule.com is internet’s best way to make sure you’re getting enough water—but not too much—to your lawn.  Why would you want to do this?  All of us want to save water and money.  In fact, you may live in an area that has imposed watering restrictions.  But when your system is optimized, … 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
Mar 19
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Quick Fixes with Orbit PVC-Lock

PVC-Lock isn’t just great for installing an underground sprinkler system, it’s also the perfect weapon for the inevitable repair.  Come springtime, many home owners will see a broken pipe or two.  Maybe the system wasn’t blown out properly or extra water got in there somewhere and froze, bursting the pipe.  Repairing these types of breaks used to be a muddy mess, lots of digging, waiting for the mess to dry before you could repair with toxic glue and primer.  With PVC-Lock you can now have these repairs done literally in … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Mar 12
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Design Your Sprinkler System to Shine

As we approach the spring season, many homeowners are already thinking of sprinkler systems.  If you’re someone who’s just moved into a new home and needs to put in an underground sprinkler system, or if you’re someone that just has repairs to make, Orbit’s free Online Sprinkler System Designer is the perfect tool to help you get started.

We get a lot of calls every spring from customers using our tool.  While customers are very satisfied, we have some tips and suggestions that will make the experience even better!

One recommendation—and this … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Dec 17
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Become A Snow Shovel Expert

You might have seen recent articles that more than half of the US is covered in snow (and that doesn’t even take Canada into account).  Some places were blanketed with feet of snow in just a short time.  That means a lot of digging out going on.

We’re entering our third season selling the world’s best snow shovels, and so we want to pass on some tips on how you can shovel snow like a pro this winter.

Take care of yourself

Whatever you do, make sure you’re taking care of your … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Oct 23
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Orbit Solution Center is Here

Part of what makes Orbit world class is our commitment to our customers.  When you buy an Orbit product, we want to include solutions for the best use.  One of our goals is to empower the average home owner—dispelling the intimidation so often associated with home improvement—and give them the resources and tools necessary to get the job done right.

With that in mind, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Orbit Solution Center.  Here we plan on sharing the growing wealth of information and experience that our professionals have … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Aug 04
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How to Repair a Hose with a Hose Mender

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

By Ty Kilgore Comments: 0