We've thought of some easy ways to save time on backyard maintenance. Follow these backyard maintenance tips and you'll notice that you have way more spare time this summer. Save time on backyard maintenance with these handy tips. Pull out weeds while the soil is moist We all know the frustration of unsuccessfully trying to pull out those pesky weeds. But did know you that weeding while the soil is damp makes it a much quicker job? Choose shrubs that don't need pruning When it comes to backyard shrubs, there are plenty of options that don't require pruning. We could give you a list, but we'll leave it to the experts at Home and Garden TV! Install artificial lawn to reduce backyard maintenance Artificial lawn is the perfect solution if you're hoping to increase the amount of spare time in your life. You don't need to water it, mow it, or maintain it in any way whatsoever, and it still stays lush and green all year round! Artificial lawn is a great backyard time-saver. Make your garden self-watering Watering is a necessity if you want your garden to stay green. Luckily, you can cheaply and easily set up a timer and an automatic sprinkler system. You'll never have to worry about watering again, and your garden will stay green. It's a win-win situation! How do you save time in the garden? Subscribe to Australian Outdoor Living blog today for more expert advice on backyard maintenance.