Hand-held hose or sprinkler?
I have flower beds between the house and the entry sidewalk. They have sandy soil that seems to drain as fast as it gets water. My daughter (who does the planting so I really shouldn't argue with her) insists that I must hold the hose in my hand and flood each plant individually. I don't like standing and I like mosquitos even less, so I prefer to set up my "fan" sprinkler with a very small arc, which puts about 5% of the water on the roof, another 5% on the sidewalk, and the other 90% on the flower beds and let it run for three or four hours. She says that's not good enough. Is she right?