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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 »

14 Ways to Love Your Home

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we are sharing fourteen ways to love your home. 1. Set a regular cleaning schedule There is a quote—often attributed to Benjamin Franklin—that says, “Failure to plan is planning to fail.” Don’t let this be the case with your house. Make a schedule to clean one or two rooms each... Read more »

Orbit Snow Shovels are Tough

For over four decades, Orbit has been making products to assist you in creating the perfect landscape. But what happens when the last leaf drops and it’s time to store away your watering tools? Do your landscaping needs end with the close of summer? Headquartered in Northern Utah, home of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games,... Read more »

Midsummer Watering Tips

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... Read more »

The Very Top of Summer

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn,... Read more »

Keeping it Cool

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... Read more »

Hose Faucet Timers

Joke: 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... Read more »

Teaching Kids Water Conservation

Are you looking for activities to do with the kids this summer that are both fun and educational? Why not teach them about water conservation? Why teach your kids about conservation? There are many benefits to becoming a water-wise family, including saving money, but there’s more to it than that. Conservation is a community effort... Read more »

Square Foot Gardening

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... Read more »

Orbit Sprinkler System Designer

The Orbit Sprinkler System Designer™ is a unique combination of technology and Orbit’s high-quality irrigation products and service.  It is the world’s first and only online, real-time, free sprinkler system design tool. What does it do? In a few easy steps the Orbit Sprinkler System Designer™ allows you to design a personalized sprinkler system based... Read more »

Water Conservation – Save Water and Money

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... Read more »

XR Sprinkler Timers Now Available!

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