Month: April 2015

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 be featuring tips that homeowner’s can implement without any outside assistance.  Tips which will generate savings and conservation.  So whether you’re caught right in the middle of the ongoing California drought or just someone who wants to save some money on your water bill this summer, these tips will work great for you.  Keep an eye on this space, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter where we’d love to hear your suggestions and questions.

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

IMG_5948(square saturation)What is watering schedule?  Designed to run in tandem with Orbit’s catch cups, 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, you’ll be able to get the most out of those precious watering days, leaving your lawn lush and green, the envy of all your neighbors. will let you know where your watering is lacking, so you can make changes to sprinklers to get a nice, even flow of water.  Furthermore, it will give you detailed information on how long you should be running your sprinklers, taking into account changing seasons, soil type and how to effectively use interval watering.  While it seems very complex—and it is—we do the work for you.  All you need to do is set up the catch cups, run your sprinklers and input the results.

We’ve heard of people saving hundreds of dollars on their watering bill just by following the recommendations of