How to Keep Your Lawn Looking Beautiful 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. 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 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. 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. One of the proven ways of having great landscape without using harmful chemicals is growing healthy grass. 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. 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 be overpowered by the lawn. 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. Aerating the grass is another method of keeping it healthier. If you do not have the appropriate machines to help you achieve this, there are rental ones available in the market. 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. 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. You should clear the place with a rake after dethatching and aerating it. You should pave the ground so that you can make it ready for more seeds. When your lawn needs manure or compost, you can use natural materials like composite tea. Your lawn could be lush without necessarily using harmful chemicals.