Thanks Ted, I pretty much got the feel for watering, I usually do the finger jab test. If it's dry moisten it up. Just never had a timer so I didn't want to go over board. I have a thing about watering during the day, the sun is dang near straight up above my garden all day. I don't want the water to burn the leaves. Of course that is with a regular sprinkler. I do have a soaker hose (never used) the leaching kind not the spraying kind. They just don't fit my gardens layout well.
I'm finally trying to do things better in my garden, I have been thinking about different sprinkler setups I can do. May be by next year I will have it down to a science.
This is a new house too, so the garden is going into it's 3'rd year with a major modification this winter. Until then everything is up in the air, I'm still playing with a thousand ideas.
By the way just wanted to say I love this site. As I said above, "Major modification this winter". All of your help on my ?'s and myself helping other people or just watching topics has really got me rethinking gardening. I'm not that far off but all the ideas lead to new ideas which lead to a better garden,