How to Maintain Your Lawn All Year People trouble themselves with the use of pesticides to make their lawns wonderful and end up using millions of money. 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. They end up causing irritation on our skin or sometimes can get to our blood system. Many people are careful when they see their children playing on the lawns that have been recently sprayed. Some countries are particular on whether their citizens are using pesticides on turf. That is not to say that people do not love great lawns. There is a better way of having a very nice looking turf without the use of the potentially harmful pesticides. Some home owners have begun cherishing alternative lawn care methods. 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 achieve the great look of your yard without using harmful 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. When you mow your lawn with the deck raised a few inches, you will notice with time the grass will start turning green. The weed will start disappearing and being overwhelmed by the grass. 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. You can rent machines to help you in achieving your goal if you do not have the right one. Using a dethatcher you can remove all the accumulated thatch that stands in the way of nutrients and water as you water your lawn. You should eliminate the thatch before you even think of aerating the turf. The aerator will help the lawn to open up and to loosen the compacted pieces of soil. The next thing after that is to make sure you over seed the lawn. You should clear the place with a rake after dethatching and aerating it. Make sure you remove all the dead grass and prepare the lawn to plant more seeds. When your lawn needs manure or compost, you can use natural materials like composite tea. You will have a very fantastic lawn.