Month: March 2014

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 installing a sprinkler system can be a daunting task, but you can do it. And we’ll show you how.

To get started, head to design.orbitonline.com and watch the short introduction video. Then download the free preparation manual and you’ll be on your way. We’ll walk you through every step of the process and we’re sure you’ll like the results.

Orbit’s goal is to empower home owners to take control of their yards, including and especially their irrigation and sprinkler systems. We live in a DIY culture and sprinkler design is just another way the average home owner is learning to do what, in the past, was only done by professionals. And you’ve got to admit, it feels good.

How To Achieve A Beautiful Yard Even With Watering Restrictions

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 a nice looking lawn and garden without having a plentiful supply of the most vital element?
Truth is most people overwater their yards, and not just a little, but a lot. Irrigation usually consumes the most water of any household activity; upwards of 60 percent of all home water usage. And a quarter to half of that is wasted, as in not necessary. So there’s usually room for improvement, and we’re dedicated to making products that last, but also help conserve water.
We’ve been making an effort to pair with many municipalities to help homeowners optimize their sprinkler systems. And we’re pleased to talk about one of those partnerships close to Orbit headquarters. The Bountiful Irrigation District in Bountiful, Utah is one of those areas experiencing drought conditions. The situation has been building for a few years with increased population growth, larger water needs in surrounding states and lower than average winter snowfall. Bottom line is that watering restrictions are likely. But in a joint program we’re providing catch cups for citizen to perform sprinkler audits. Using these in conjunction with our wateringschedule.com website, homeowners are able to optimize their watering habits, reducing water waste and keeping their lawns green and healthy.
Throughout the spring and summer we’ll be exploring tips and tricks to get the most beautiful garden you’ve ever experienced. So check back often.