Having a nice house and a beautiful backyard is a dream come true for most of us. Gardening might not be your favorite hobby, but nothing can compare to a serene green lawn that provides for the perfect relaxation as well as for great parties. Some people also find it beneficial to have trees, shrubs, flowers and even herbs and vegetables growing in their backyard. It is not difficult and time consuming to have efficient do it yourself lawn care. Here are some useful tips that even novices in gardening can successfully adopt.

Trimming is probably the most important thing you need to consider. You can buy a modern and very well working lawn mower that best suits the size of your backyard. There are models particularly designed not to cause damage to flowers, shrubs and other plants while trimming the grass perfectly. This type of lawn care should be relatively regular depending on the particular conditions in your area. In moderate climates lawn mowing should be first done in late spring when the grass is growing rapidly. Another two trimmings throughout the summer are more than enough. If the grass is not too tall, you can leave it like that in the autumn - with the fallen leaves decaying a perfect natural fertilization will occur.

Most people do not pay enough attention on watering, which is another essential aspect of lawn care. In fact, the majority of gardeners waste way too large quantities of water and pay high bills without achieving the desired results. Mulching is a great way to preserve the existing moisture in the soil - a thin layer of organic mulch is highly beneficial and will not disrupt the outlook of the lawn. The newest and most technologically advanced home irrigation systems are equipped with rain sensors, which allows for optimal irrigation of the plants and save water. Again for having enough moisture in the soil that is optimal for the plants it is best not to interfere with their natural growth too much. Too frequent trimming and pruning will result in the plants requiring more irrigation, which can be easily avoided.

Another problem of lawn care that gardeners are overly concerned with is weed control. The plants that you do not want in your backyard, but constantly appear are made to survive in the toughest of environmental conditions. That is why you might just leave them there if they are not to unpleasant to look at or not causing any problems with your grown plants. Also, as long as you are prepared to spend some time reading about these unwanted grasses, flowers or shrubs you might find that they are actually quite beneficial for your lawn. Clover, for example, is often considered to be a weed, but it actually helps for the soil's aeration and nourishment with important minerals.

Pest control is also important when it comes to lawn care services. Some insects are also quite beneficial for the soil and plants, but the ones that cause damage should be immediately removed. There are some substances that can be applied to protect the plants, although the use of pesticides is most often practiced.