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Jan 16

Save Money and Go Green with a Smart Home Sprinkler Timer

Yard care can be surprisingly expensive, especially when it comes to watering. According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics[*], the average monthly water bill in America is $104 — an increase of nearly 30% in the last decade[*]. If you have a big lawn, your bill may be significantly higher than that.

Water is expensive, but it’s not just cost that matters: a lot of the water used in lawn care isn’t put to good use. It ends up wasted because of imprecise watering practices, increasing the … Read More

By Heather Routh Comments: 0
Nov 01

10 Benefits of Using Vinegar in the Garden

Households everywhere are switching from harsh cleaning supplies to all-natural ingredients that are more environmentally friendly. Not only is vinegar a great ingredient in organic cleaning products, but it also has multiple benefits in the garden as well, allowing you to move away from toxic chemicals and pesticides in favor of organic solutions. 

1. Save plants from fungus
Plants suffering from mold and fungus can be protected by spraying the affected areas with a solution of two teaspoons of vinegar mixed in with one cup of brewed chamomile tea. It’s safe and … Read More

By Heather Routh Comments: 0
May 17

Perform the Perfect Timer Tuneup

Your sprinkler timer is the brains of your system. Getting it in top shape doesn’t have to be hard. Here’s a few tips to get you started.

First we’ve got get the timer up and running. Most of the time that won’t take much more than turning it on. Our timers, even if turned to OFF during the winter, will still save your programming. Just make sure you run through all the zones as a test to begin with, making sure they’re turning on and off correctly. Any problems may indicate … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Apr 25

The 3 Types of Drip Tubing

Drip Irrigation is one of the most flexible and effective ways to water. Drip Irrigation is a watering system that slowly applies water directly to your plant’s root zone, allowing you to water more plants with less water. Not to mention, since you won’t have water sitting on top of your soil you should see a reduction in weeds and pests. Users of drip irrigation also see significant savings to their wallet because it reduces your annual water usage up to 50%. Drip also offers ultimate flexibility with limitless possibilities … Read More

By Orbit Comments: 0
Apr 16

How Smart Watering Works

Smart Home is all the rage—and most products are built for inside the home. Here at Orbit we believe that living shouldn’t be confined to the four walls of your home. That’s why we launched our innovative award-winning B-hyve controllers bringing smart watering to our customers. So what is smart watering? Well, think of this: wouldn’t it be awesome if your sprinkler timer could track your local weather forecast and automatically shut-off the sprinklers when it rained? What if your sprinkler timer could also look back at how much water … Read More

By Orbit Comments: 0
Mar 29

Push Fittings–Why you should switch.


Push Fittings are the next generation, cleanest, fastest and most dependable way to install and maintain an environmentally-friendly, professional-grade sprinkler system. WARNING–if you keep reading this you won’t ever want to go back to traditional fittings again. Here’s why:



Revolutionary Technology

With the “push-and-go” design, installation has never been faster or easier. In fact push fittings have proven to be 3X faster to install than traditional fittings. Say goodbye to using glue or primer and waiting 24 hours for it to dry. Say goodbye to tools, torches, and clamps. Just push on … Read More

By Orbit Comments: 0
Mar 27

5 Tips to Starting up your B-hyve Hose Faucet System

1-Replace Batteries

To achieve the best performance from your timer, replace your batteries (AA) at the beginning of each season.

2-Update Firmware

If you have not recently updated your firmware, make sure to follow the steps below:

Open B-hyve app > go to settings > devices > select your hose tap > select update firmware. 

IMPORTANT! While updating firmware make sure you are within Bluetooth range, and keep the B-hyve app open until firmware update is complete.

3-Clean Filter

Clean … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Mar 22

6 Tips to Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

1. Get a Jump on Cleaning
Spring is just around the corner and your bulbs and plants will be popping up soon! Start by clearing all the broken branches, leaves and other debris out of your garden beds and lawn. Trim off any dead or broken branches on your trees and bushes. Deadhead your blossoms by removing the drooping or fading flowers from the rest of the green, healthy stem. This will encourage new growth saving you from turning to seeds to regrow your flowers.


2. Prepare your soil
In areas with winter … Read More

By Orbit Comments: 0
Mar 20

4 Tools that Simplify Fixing Sprinklers

We all know that feeling of our hearts sinking when we accidentally run over the sprinklers with the lawn mower or when testing the sprinklers and it looks like you have a geyser in your yard. Having a yard is definitely a lot of work, but these four Orbit tools make fixing the sprinklers easier.

1.Sod Cutter

As a home owner the sod cutter is a must have tool. With the sod cutter, you won’t be trimming your sprinklers instead of the grass anymore. It does a great job of cutting away … Read More

By Orbit Comments: 0
Jun 23
Hand holding turret nozzle

Five Products to Save Time in the Garden

Spending time in the garden can be a great way to relax. But sometimes you’ve got more pressing things to take care of and don’t have much time to spend on plants. So here are five products that are guaranteed to save you time.

It takes the average person 120-30 seconds to change a hose end nozzle.  That time adds up and can be frustrating when paired with split water all over your work clothes. Orbit quick connects solve that problem beautifully, changing from one nozzle to another in a matter … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0