If you're like most homeowners, you're looking forward to getting outside and enjoying your outdoor living space now that the warm weather is right around the corner. What you may not be looking forward to, however, is the return of seasonal lawn and garden chores. If you're the type who'd rather relax in leisure while enjoying outdoor barbecues rather than maintaining your landscaping, you're in luck—there are many yard and garden strategies designed to minimize the amount of routine care necessary to maintain an attractive appearance.