SUMMARY: Should lawn irrigation ever be used to water flower beds?? DETAILS: I have three large flower beds in the front yard about 75 from the house. Before the lawn was installed I had the builder dig three trenches and then I ran black poly from the beds to the outside spigot myself (poor mans sprinkler) to basically have extension spigots at each bed. I can then hand water each flower bed with a very short hoses attached at the three flower beds. I typically leave the hose in the beds. I also use these extensions to connect an oscillating sprinkler. Much easier than dragging a 100 ft hose around. I was then thinking of installing drip irrigation myself to make watering the beds more time efficient. Before I did that I wanted to talk with the co who I was planning on doing a lawn irrigation for me. I did not want to put in 200 bucks worth of drip (from LOWES) if that work would be for naught for some reason. He said I should just forget the drip and just use the lawn irrigation to also water the flower beds. All the drip systems that his co has installed, the homeowners basically shut them down. I like the fact that his quote for the lawn irrigation would be much cheaper because he does not have chip around the 3 beds, but is this the right way to go? I live in SE Connecticut.