We are wrestling with a decision on appropriate irrigation for our suburban (Brisbane) backyard. Landscapers and irrigation companies have pointed us towards sprayers for both garden beds (and veggie beds). However everything I read from a gardening perspective suggest drip irrigation is a better option. We have a magnificent poinciana, dwarf fruit trees, colourful perennials and have recently added 3 veggie beds.

Our back garden has been landscaped with a dominant figure 8 shaped lawn that creates some odd bed shapes around it. A local irrigation supply company suggested it would be better and 'easier' to go the sprayers route. Wondering if their advice is predicated on ease of installation and maintenance rather then what's best for our plants.