Originally Posted by puttster
But the sprinklers don't stay on long enough to wet the flower bed enough, that's the reason I wanted a bib - for a drip irrigator. Yes I would rather have the sprinkler system take care of it but don't have a good idea of how.
Drip is a great idea. The concept of putting water where you want it in gallons per hour instead of gallons per minute just makes sense for anything but turf.
You might be able to convert the station for the flower beds to drip and use your existing timer if it can be set to water longer and maybe repeat for the flower bed station. Or set to water every day instead of every three days or whatever.
However, the other issue you may find is that the existing valve may not be able to handle the low flow rate of drip irrigation.
You can always do as you plan and build your drip system from a hose bib. A battery operated hose bib timer would only be about $30? It just seems like someone installed a nice irrigation system for your yard and it would be more elegant if you could adapt it.
Do you have an irrigation supply company near you? Most are not always into retail customers but if you are pleasant they will help you. You should get your drip system from them or online. The stuff the box stores have is not especially worthwhile and is costly compared to what it should be.