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.
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
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
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
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
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
So it’s July, for many the hottest month of the year, and you’ve got a broken spray nozzle. You go into the local hardware store to get a new one and you’re greeted with dozens of options. We understand that all these choices can be confusing, so let’s run down the different types of nozzles you’re likely to see and make you a nozzle expert!
There are really three things you need to know when going in to purchase a new spray nozzle: 1) spray distance, 2) pattern and 3) threading. … Read More
Monday night Orbit sponsored “Water Conservation” night at the Salt Lake Bees baseball game. Not only did we share water conservation pointers, but we had some fun while we were at it. We had raffles to give away products, threw out the first pitch and gave out rubber baseballs to those in attendance
The best laid plans of Mice and Men, often go awry.
So often we hear from customers who are having performance issues with their sprinkler systems. Everything looks great on paper. They layout, installation, and operation are all top notch. But they find their lawns and gardens are not getting a consistent flow of water because of one enemy; one that is unavoidable and impossible to predict: Mother Nature.
For example, I recently spoke with a customer from southern California, who, for most of year, doesn’t have many problems. He recently … Read More
Orbit has sponsored the sprinkler system, landscape lighting, and temperature control (thermostats) of a home in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
Remember back on May 21 of this year, we added a post about a hands-on installation that our team performed?? Well, this is it. The sprinkler system went in with ease (thanks to PVC-Lock and Eco-Lock), the landscape lighting is beautiful, and the thermostat isn’t just a box that controls temperature, it’s masterpiece in style and function.
The house is ready for touring. The yard is landscaped with sod and beautiful … Read More
This last weekend, my family and I visited our beautiful lakeside cabin to do a little maintenance and get some R&R. Because the cabin is located in mountainous valley of higher elevation, summer tends to break a bit later there. Even in mid-June we were still getting night-time temperatures in the high 40’s and the days were in the low 70’s. So while this may not translate perfectly into what much of the rest of the country is experiencing, we still did have to do some lawn maintenance and thought … Read More