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Introducing Wateringschedule.com

Orbit is excited to announce a product designed to greatly improve watering efficiency and conservation: Orbit Catch Cups.  These nifty little cups are used to perform water audits on your lawn.  When used in tandem with our website wateringschedule.com, the perfect watering schedule is just minutes away. The process is simple.  Just place the cups... Read more »

Pipes, Boxes, Valves, and Heads

Now that you are officially an expert in connecting to the water source with backflow protection and pipe placement, we’ll cover the rest of the installation process. We’ll go over how to connect the mainline, install your manifolds, connect each zone, install risers and heads, and connect sprinkler wire. Sounds like a lot, but it... Read more »

Starting up your Sprinkler System

Did you know that starting your sprinkler system right can help you conserve water and save money? Sounds complicated, you say. Trust us, it simpler than you think. Just start off with four simple steps. When you turn you sprinkler system on for the first time this season: 1. Inspect and repair manifolds, valves, and... Read more »

World Water Day 2013

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... Read more »

Tips for a Green Yard this Spring

When someone mentions green this time of year, you may think of St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns, four-leaf clover, or the green hills of Ireland. But this tradition goes beyond St. Patrick and his holiday. The Irish Tradition of Green Long before green became associated with St. Patrick’s Day, the ancient Celts wore green in celebration... Read more »

Spring

Spring. There’s something about the re-birth of the earth that has captured the hearts of people all over the world. For centuries, poets have lauded spring in poems like this one, artists have immortalized spring scenes like this one, and musicians captured the feel of spring in music like this one. We don’t know about... Read more »

Sow Your Seeds Indoors

Winter may be digging its icy claws into the world, determined not to give up its hold. But we all know Spring will come . . . eventually. You can speed up the process in your own house by starting your vegetable seeds indoors. It’s fun. It’s easy. And it helps beat the late-winter blues.... Read more »

XR Sprinkler Timers Now Available!

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