How to Maintain a Wonderful Lawn People spend millions of money on synthetic pesticides to keep their lawn looking great and free of all sorts of insects that would spoil the beautiful look. The homeowners end up using so many pesticides than what a farmer would utilize in a similar farm of crops. The worst part of this, is that the pesticides so used are washed into our water streams or to our lakes and rivers or even penetrate our skins. Some may irritate our skin, or worse still find their way into our blood system. Many people are careful when they see their children playing on the lawns that have been recently sprayed. Some countries are issuing warnings on the use of pesticides on lawn areas. 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. Discussing organic lawn care can enlighten many and yield better results. One of the proven ways of having great landscape without using harmful chemicals is growing healthy grass. You can achieve the great look of your yard without using harmful 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 raise the mower just a few inches from the ground, with time you will realize your lawn will begin to go green. The weed will start disappearing and being overwhelmed by the grass. When you spare longer blades of grass they will photosynthesize better and with time will shade the weeds. 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. 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. 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. Prepare the place nicely and make it ready for more seeds. If you have to apply any fertilizers make sure you use organic materials like composite tea. You will have a very fantastic lawn.