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.
One of the most asked questions from our customers is which sprinkler is right for their situation. The choice is easy once you know a few basic principles.
As with most decisions related to sprinklers, you need to start by knowing your water pressure. Water pressure often determines what type of sprinklers may or may not be a reasonable option for you. Sprinklers that spray farther or which put out more water require more pressure, and if your pressure is too little, you’ll end creating way too many zones.
Next, you need … 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
Want to water your fruits and vegetables with drip irrigation? Drip irrigation has many advantages for the 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 … Read More
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
As we enter the spring and summer months, that means lots of people are turning their attention to their gardens. The deep freeze is (for most) thawing and revealing all the projects and cleanup that needs doing.
But even though it’s been a rough winter with record snowfall for many parts of the country, there are still large parts that are going to be facing water shortages this year. In fact, the situation is so serious that many municipalities are already planning on watering restrictions. So how can you still enjoy … Read More
The other day, we had a big snow storm here at Orbit. Based in northern Utah, we get them quite often, so it wasn’t the end of the world, but it certainly does affect the commute. Luckily, it gave a us a chance to test out Orbit’s new line of snow shovels.
You’re thinking what’s so special about a snow shovel, right? Well, Orbit does have something a bit different to offer. From first look our snow shovels may look like all the others, but the truth is we’ve manufactured the … Read More
Now’s the perfect time to plant bulbs for next year. Tulips (in all their varieties), Hyacinth, Daffodils and Iris’ are all popular species to plant this fall. And in much of the country we’re just entering the window for perfect planting.
Expert opinion varies, but most suggest you try to plant your bulbs anywhere from 2-6 weeks before the first frost. Look for evening temperatures of high 40’s to high 50’s.
Planting bulbs can be a fun family activity. It allows for creativity and surprise. Most bulbs can be purchased by color, … Read More
We’ve been posting about Orbit’s fantastic misting systems, Arizona Mist, all month. There’s no doubt that if you’re the type of person who spends a lot of times outdoors during the hot summer months, a nice misting system can be a refreshing retreat. If you have a covered patio, porch, or gazebo the perfect solution is a permanent misting system, but so much of our lives are on the go without a roof overhead. Not to worry, Orbit has plenty of ways for you to be active and on the … Read More
Anyone who’s ever owned a misting system has probably experienced the frustrations associated with upkeep. The cleaning and gunk, the finger-crossing every time you start your misting system up, hoping it will work, parts being clogged, broken or lost. All the irritation can lead many to wonder if mist is even worth owning. Thankfully, maintenance has become much easier over the years and Orbit’s misting systems are nearly trouble free if you apply some simple preventative care.
Perhaps the biggest complaint we hear is that of clogging. Misting nozzles have the … Read More
Installing mist is easy. It’s actually quite fun as you think about the different cooling options. Orbit sells misting kits and individual parts for expansion.
The first step to any mist system is to pick where you want to put it. Consider areas where you spend (or would like to spend) a lot of time. Common areas are patios, porches, decks, and balconies. But it could really be anywhere. Once you know where you want mist, you need to measure how much mist tubing you’ll need. Orbit’s Arizona Mist can expand … Read More