A backyard is a dream that many people cannot achieve. Owning a house with a lawn rich with luscious grass, flowers and all kinds of other plants is something beautiful. It is a place where you can sit down, kick your feet up, and just relax. You could say it is a small piece of natural paradise in the middle of society. However, owning a lawn is not just about relaxing without a care in the world. It takes a lot of effort to care for it and maintain its looks.

Many people think that maintaining a backyard is a simple matter. It may be simple, but only after you learn and understand the process of maintenance. A person needs to go through this process at least a dozen times before it becomes easy and simple. To help you reach that level of understanding for maintaining your lawn, here are some of the most basic tips we can give you.

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Mowing

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One of the most basic things you can do and should do at least once or twice a week, is mowing the grass. Naturally, for this task, you will need a lawnmower, a trimmer, or both. The tool you need will depend on the size of your backyard. If you only have a small patch of grass on your property, then you will probably be able to do the job with only a trimmer. It is a cheaper option and more mobile.

However, if you have a bigger property then you probably have a lot more grass to take care of. Dealing with a large patch of grass with just a trimmer is inefficient, tiring, and frustrating. No one likes to be under the sun for 2 to 3 hours just to deal with this task. With a lawnmower, you will be able to finish this task in just 10 or 15 minutes. At first, you will have trouble handling it, but with enough practice, you’ll get the hang of it, don’t worry.

Watering

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Water is the most basic thing every organism needs on this planet to survive. We need it, every animal needs it and so do plants. Without enough supply of water, those plans will start to wilt. To maintain the freshness of the plants in your backyard, you will need to supply them with enough water at least once a week. Although, the amount of water they need will heavily depend on the type of plant we are talking about. Some flowers require watering twice a week while others can survive with watering just one in two weeks.

So, what you need to do is quite simple. Grab a hose, put a nozzle attachment to it, set the setting to rainwater, and start spraying everywhere. Make sure that every single plant you have in your backyard gets enough water.

Assuming that you want to make things a bit simpler, I would suggest getting a sprinkler. This little piece of equipment will automate the process for you quite a bit. You won’t have to worry about spraying with a hose around your entire backyard.

Unfortunately, not everyone has access to clean and healthy tap water which means watering the entire lawn might be impossible. The solution to this kind of problem would be to just get synthetic turf. It may not be the same feeling, but according to exoticgardenslandscaping.com, it is a great option to keep your lawn’s green look.

Deal with weed

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One of the worst things every gardener has to deal with is common ways that can attack your lawn. The reason why you have to deal with these common reads is that they will start to absorb the water and food that was meant for your flowers and maybe even the grass. This will cause the plans that you have planted to wilt. To prevent this from happening, you will have to get rid of all of those pesky common reads that leech off your precious grass.

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to deal with this. Get out there and either use your hand to pull them out with the roots included or you could use a smaller tool to cut them out of the ground. There is also the option of using weed killer chemicals, but I am not so sure they are very safe. Such chemicals may have an effect on your flowers and trees and cause permanent damage. This is why it is better to be patient and thorough by yourself instead of relying on chemicals.

Collect thatch

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Thatch is basically organic matter that starts accumulating around the base of the grass. It may sound like this that matter may not pose such a threat to your long, but it can actually cause some problems. If the buildup of thatch is too high, water and nutrients may have trouble getting into the soil which might lead to the grass on your lawn to start wilting and drying. This is definitely not something that you want to happen.

Dealing with this is pretty simple. All you need is a rake and the determination to rake your entire lawn. Don’t worry you’ll have to do this task twice in about two months. It is not something that we will have to do every week or every day.

Nutrients

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Grass can be quite self-sufficient and it may grow even without any water. But, it depends on the type of grass we are talking about. Sometimes, it will start to grow by itself and sometimes it will require a lot of attention from you. To ensure that the grass on your lawn lives a long and happy life, you will need to supply it with the right nutrients. Keeping it fed will help it stay green, grow tall, and spread evenly on the entire property.

Find out what kind of grass grows on your lawn and then find the suitable fertilizer for that exact type. Most fertilizers can be mixed with water to prevent damage to the leaves itself and for easier access to the soil. Make sure you make a feeding schedule and that you never overdo it because that might cause future problems for growth.

By following all of these tips I mentioned in this article, I believe that you will be able to maintain a beautiful lawn that will be green and luscious with all kinds of flowers and plants.