Core Aeration & Seeding
Power Core Aeration is one of the most important maintenance practices the homeowner should do to maintain a healthy stand of turf. During aeration, a machine known as a core aerator pulls plugs of soil from the lawn. When performed properly, there are many cultural benefits for your lawn.
- Relieve soil compaction
- Allow for better air, water, and nutrient penetration to the roots
- Improves root development
- Improves the biological function of the soil
- Creates thicker, healthier lawn.
- Helps break down the thatch layer.
At MRW Lawns, Inc. we offer Core Aeration in early spring or fall.
Core/Slice Renovation and Seeding
The Core/Slice Renovation is a unique service offered only by MRW Lawns, Inc. It is a method of seedbed preparation that uses both a core aerator to aerate the lawn, then a slice seeder or verti-cutting machine to cut the seed into grooves in the soil. First, the lawn is aerated. Then, the seed is applied with a broadcast spreader. Care is taken to ensure the seed is placed only on the turf area and not adjacent shrub beds. MRW uses only high quality certified seed. Last, the Slice Seeder, with its fixed blades, works the seed into the top ½ inch of soil. No tilling is required. No mess or mud.
Core/Slice renovation will thicken up a thin lawn or start a new lawn from scratch as long as the seedbed has no structural faults. A vegetation killer can be applied prior to renovation to kill all existing vegetation. Soil Enhancer in conjunction with this service is recommended to add organic matter and improve microbial activity in the soil.
Quality Turfgrass Seed / Improved Drought Resistant Cultivars
Cool-season grasses, tall fescue, and Kentucky bluegrass are the varieties of grass seed that are recommended for the Mid-Atlantic area. When you purchase a seeding service from MRW Lawns, Inc. you can rest assured your lawn will be planted with the highest quality grass seed available in the industry. It is certified and guaranteed to be free of weed and other crop seed, taken from the latest crop with a high germination rate. We carefully select the varieties used in our unique custom blend of seed to meet the needs of lawns in our area. We target disease- and drought-resistant varieties to reduce the need for fungicides and to improve water conservation in the summer heat while still thriving in our coldest winters.