Drip irrigation has been used for decades in arid regions throughout the world. It is ideal for use in the high desert climate of Santa Fe, particularly given the scarcity and expense of water throughout the Southwest.
Drip is a low volume, low pressure method of delivering water directly to plants, minimizing runoff and evaporation losses.
Flexible tubing delivers the water around your yard, and small devices called emitters or drippers meter out the water slowly to your plants. It is easy enough to initially install or modify as needed yourself. The cost is low, and you can start with a basic system and expand it over time to water all your outdoor plants.