planting peonies near sprinklers
My husband purchased 5 peony plants but the only location I can plant them where they will get adequate sun is the south east facing side of our house. If I plant them in front of our house...directly faces south...they will receive no shade and the summer heat gets very intense. The west side is used for my husband's vegetable garden and next to the house gets very little sunshine. The north side (backyard) gets no sun. The problem is, the builders installed the sprinkler system about 2 1/2 to 3 feet away from the house, about where I need to plant the peonies. We have heavy clay soil so we're going to have to add improvements. But, even with the improved soil, will they be able to withstand the tri-weekly soaking from the sprinklers when they are turned back on next spring AND will their root system harm the water lines they'll be sitting on top of? Thank you for any advice offered!