Consider obtaining a drip style watering system for your landscape irrigation system. These incredibly efficient watering devices are quite easily set up by the layperson and deliver a continual drip of water. This also saves on water usage as the water is transferred in drips as opposed to through a sprinkler or how a garden hose system can easily spray water everywhere.
To formulate a landscaping design that is visually attractive and easy to take care of, be sure to use native plants. Plants that have adapted to the local climate are much easier to take care of than foreign plants. Native plants also need less irrigation which helps you save money.