Dirt & Turf, quality lawn care services for Berkeley Township, NJ since 2009.
Mowing & water will have just as much of an impact as the lawn care program itself.
Please mow at a minimum height of 3 inches. That does not refer to the setting on the lawn mower, instead the height of the grass blades after it is mowed. 3.5 inches is great and 4 inches is even better.
Soil type: Berkeley has very sandy soil, drains very well, but dries very quickly.
Suggested watering schedule: The recommended watering schedule for the township of Berkeley is 15-20 minutes per zone, everyday. Since the soil is very sandy, during extreme heat, lawns may have to be watered twice in one day. The 2nd watering would be 12 hours later.
*If sprinkler heads rotate a full circle, the duration may have to be increased.
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Berkeley Township is located in the center of Ocean County, New Jersey. Around 41,000 people call Berkeley Township home. The township is approximately 56 square miles. Berkeley Township is made up of other towns within Ocean County either partially or wholly. These communites include Barnegat Park, Barnegat Pier, Bayville, Benders Corners, Berkeley Heights, Crossley, Double Trouble, Dover Forge, Glen Cove, Glenside Park, Good Luck Point, Holly Park, Manitou Park, Pelican Island, Pinewald, River Bank, Silver Ridge Park, Silver Ridge Park West, South Seaside Park, Stony Hill, Union Village and Zebs Bridge. 72% of the land is part of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve.
Berkeley township is a rural area to live and most of the residents tend to be conservative. Many people decide to retire here. The town is one of the more affordable shore towns to live in. The town has above average school, lower crime rates, and higher safety rates. There are plenty of parks around the town. The parks offer nature, playgrounds, biking and walking trails.
Berkeley Township is along the Barnegat Bay and Atlantic Ocean. This area is known to be a high tourist attraction. There are plenty of activities for all to enjoy. Island Beach State Park, Seaside heights, White Sands, Ocean Gate, and Beachwood are all the main beaches in Berkley Township. These beaches are friendly for all ages. People enjoy crabbing, fishing,
boating, kayaking, swimming, surfing, and so much more while here.
Throughout the township there are plenty of options for eating and shopping. The most common types of eating establishments are dinners, seafood, and grills. Berger 25, Fire Pit Grill, and Biagio’s Trattoria are some of the top-rated places to eat in Berkeley Township. Boutique shopping is very popular around the shore town. Most of the shops are small mom and pop stores that rely on not only on the residents, but also the tourist to make their stores survive. During the winter months, there is a huge drop in customers.
Black Beards Cave is a popular place to visit in Berkeley Township. It has miniature golf, archery, rides, arcade, and a restaurant. It’s a great place to go for all ages. Double Trouble State Park is a historical landmark located in Berkeley Township. There is a 1.5-mile nature trail that loops around showing the pine barrens ecosystem firsthand.
Soil in Berkeley Township tends to be sandy and acidic being it is a beach area. However, depending on other surrounding nature elements, the soil is always mixed. Tree debris, clay, and gravel are common to find in the soil. Drainage tends to be an issue in Berkeley Township. At Dirt & Turf, we can identify your soil type, have it tested, and explain the best way to treat