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 pesticides used per acre are much more than what the farmers use on their 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 particular on whether their citizens are using pesticides on turf. That has not made people stop admiring lush turf. You can take care of your lawn without using potentially harmful pesticides and still have great turf. Some home owners are looking for alternative lawn care methods. There is organic lawn care that is feasible and a lot can be said about it.
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. Just by raising the height of your mower deck especially during the dry season, will contribute a lot towards establishing a healthy lawn. 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. 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 machine helps in restoring the grass full of nutrients 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. The accumulated thatch that prevents water and nutrients to penetrate the soil can be removed using a dethatching machine. If you notice that your lawn has thatch you need to remove before aerating it. An aerating machine will make sure the soil is opened up, and all the compacted pieces are loosed. 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. Make sure you remove all the dead grass and prepare the lawn to plant more seeds. If you have to apply any fertilizers make sure you use organic materials like composite tea. You make your lawn be an outstanding one without using chemicals.