When it comes to underground irrigation products, Orbit Irrigation is recognized as the leader in the Do-It-Yourself industry. Orbit Irrigation commands the largest market share of all underground irrigation products with well over sixty percent of the market. Customers ask for and look for the "Orbit" name.
Today marks the celebration of World Water Day, a day set apart by the United Nations to increase water awareness and promote sustainable management of freshwater resources. So, in honor of World Water Day, we’d like to share a few facts about water around the world.
World Water by Numbers
Water, energy, and food are intrinsically linked: water is needed to produce energy, energy is needed to deliver the water needed for food production 
In much of the world, water plays a role in gender inequality. Research in sub-Saharan Africa suggests that women … Read More
My Midsummer Night’s Dream
With the very top of summer sliding past,
I often wonder, what’s up with my grass?
It’s brown, it crackles,
It raises my hackles,
And I despair
That it is beyond repair.
It would be a midsummer night’s dream,
For my grass to appear a lush green,
Just in time for my soiree
Where we will play a lively round of croquet.
So dearest Titania, send me a fairy
“Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire. . . .
Swifter than the moon’s sphere . . .
To dew [my herbs] upon the green”
And thus … Read More
Some of my best childhood memories are of rounding up a bunch of friends and running carefree around the backyard being drenched by the sprinklers. Who didn’t love the spraying frenzy? After about fifteen minutes of sprinkler time I would race for the hose and start squirting everyone! Sooner or later they would get the courage to chase me down to try to pry it from my hands. Finding myself outnumbered I would make a quick retreat to the most convenient place, the roof. That’s right, the roof (good thing … 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
Are you interested in water conservation? Do you want to save money? Just interested in having a beautiful yard?
You can save water and money. Here’s how:
Start your sprinkler system right—inspect, repair, and adjust
Set your sprinkler timer schedule—aim to apply about 1”-1.5” of water per week during cooler months
Adjust your watering frequency—depending on the time of year, soil type, and plant needs
How much water am I using?
Sprinkler heads release water at the rate of about 1.5 to 3 Gallons per Minute (GPM). So let’s say that you have 50 sprinkler heads … Read More