Last week I wrote about the Simple Soaker irrigation system, which I hooked up to an Orbit timer. I chose the Orbit after a fair amount on online research. I can’t vouch for its durability (it’s only been in a week), or how it compares to the other brands that didn’t fare so well in user reviews online. But I can say it works just as described, and was easy enough to program. And the joy of hearing those Simple Soaker sprinklers turn themselves on is worth every penny of the $42.59 it cost. Buy it online with free shipping from Amazon.com.