How to Maintain Your Lawn All Year In the search of a lush turf, people end up spending so much money on pesticides in the name of taking care of their lawns. The pesticides used per acre are much more than what the farmers use on their crops. Worse still, these pesticides end up in our water streams, lakes, rivers and sometimes come into contact with our skin. Some may irritate our skin, or worse still find their way into our blood system. Many people nowadays are careful when their children play on a lawn where they have sprayed some pesticides. Some countries have even started warning against the use of pesticides in lawn areas. That is not to say that people do not love great lawns. You can take care of your lawn without using potentially harmful pesticides and still have great turf. Some home owners have started practicing natural lawn care. Discussing organic lawn care can enlighten many and yield better results. The most appropriate way of growing green carpet without the use of chemicals is to grow a healthy turf. You can have a great landscape without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. When you are mowing your lawn, you should raise the floor of your mower slightly up, and you will get surprising results. By just raising your floor a few inches, you will realize that with time the grass will begin looking more green. The weed will be overpowered by the lawn. the longer blades of grass will go over power the weed because they will photosynthesize better. Using a mulching mower will also yield better results to you. The machines ensure that all the nutrient-rich grass is back to the soil. When you aerate the turf you will improve it a great deal. The market is full of rental machines to help you achieve your goal when you do not have the right machines. Using a dethatcher you can remove all the accumulated thatch that stands in the way of nutrients and water as you water your lawn. If you notice that your lawn has thatch you need to remove before aerating it. The aerator will help the lawn to open up and to loosen the compacted pieces of soil. After all that you need then to over seed the lawn. After dethatching and aerating, you need to clear up the lawn with a rake. You should pave the ground so that you can make it ready for more seeds. If you have to apply any fertilizers make sure you use organic materials like composite tea. Your lawn could be lush without necessarily using harmful chemicals.