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 amount of pesticides used on the lawns is a given area is much more than what the farmers apply on the 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 caution their children when they play in areas that have been recently sprayed. Some countries are particular on whether their citizens are using pesticides on turf. That does not mean that people have stopped cherishing lush turf. There is a better way of having a very nice looking turf without the use of the potentially harmful pesticides. Some home owners have started practicing natural lawn care. There is organic lawn care that is feasible and a lot can be said about it. 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. Just by raising the height of your mower deck especially during the dry season, will contribute a lot towards establishing a healthy lawn. When you mow your lawn with the deck raised a few inches, you will notice with time the grass will start turning green. Most of the weed will start disappearing as well. The longer blades of grass will turn green much easier and cover the weed. You can also use a mulching mower for better results. 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. If you do not have the appropriate machines to help you achieve this, there are rental ones available in the market. A dethatcher machine will effectively remove the accumulated thatch that makes it difficult for water and nutrients to penetrate to the roots of the turf. The thatch should be removed before you start the process of aerating the lawn. An aerator machine effectively opens the turf to enable it to breathe properly, and it also loosens up the compacted soils. The next thing after that is to make sure you over seed the lawn. Ensure you clean the area using a rake after aerating it and dethatching it. Prepare the place nicely and make it ready for more seeds. When your lawn needs manure or compost, you can use natural materials like composite tea. You make your lawn be an outstanding one without using chemicals.