In this article I am going to explain how to make a simple landscape design with six tips. Tip number one is plant perennials. Plants like day lilies, peonies and daisies come back year after year. That means you don’t have to get down on your knees ever spring and re-plant the garden. That means you only have to plan out your landscape design one time which makes things easier. Tip number two is to choose water wise plants. Landscape design is about planning what garden best suits its owner. Landscape design that is meant to conserve water is called zeroscaping. By grouping plants together with similar watering needs and focusing on plants that don’t require as much moisture, you use less water. Water wise plants include, cone flowers, day lilies, ornamental grasses and butterfly weeds. Look for the water wise symbol on your plant tags. This means that the plants require less water to grow and maintain. This means they’re perfect for areas that are drought prone or water restricted. Or even better for clients that doesn’t want to ever have to water their plants. Tip number three is go native. No matter where you live there are plants adapted to your area or weather and your soil. They are called natives. If you live in an area that used to be a prairie then prairie natives like cone flower and this butterfly weed will work well in your landscape design. Tip number four is mulch. Mulch retains soil moisture, it stops weeds, it prevents erosion, and as it breaks down it releases nutrients into the soil. And as a bonus mulch also makes the landscape design look neat and tidy. Tip number five is group plants together with similar needs. For instance, hosta and begonia both like it moist in shade. So rather than combining them with plants that may like it dry or sunnier, that way I can water only where the plants need it. Finally tip six for your landscape design is a drip irrigation system. Drip irrigation system is an easy way to water your plants without having to lug around watering can or hoses. This is it for this article of landscape design.