Lawn Care Services in Forked River, NJ

Dirt & Turf, quality lawn care services for Forked River, 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: Forked River has very sandy soil, drains very well, but dries very quickly.

Suggested watering schedule: The recommended watering schedule for the township of Forked River 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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The Town Of Forked River, New Jersey

Forked River is located within Lacey Township in Ocean County, New Jersey. When traveling the Garden State Parkway, take exit 74 to enter Forked River. There are approximately 5,000 residents living in the town currently. Forked River has nearly equal parts women to men
living in the town.

Forked River has plenty of nature locations for people to enjoy. The three main water sites are the Forked River, Oyster Creek, and Bridge Creek. Vincent Clune Park is used for recreational sports, it has trails for people and their pets to explore, and a playground for the children to enjoy. Eno’s Pond County Park is located on the water, with a playground, and a beautiful walking area.

Oyster Creek was once the home to Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. The water used to run the power plant was taken from the Barnegat Bay. In 2010 Super Storm Sandy cause water surges and the plant flooded with over 6 feet of water. Thankfully the power plant was shut down for maintenance during this time and the flooding did not cause any
damage. On average, the plant produced 9% of the state’s electric. The power plant opened in 1969 and closed in 2018. It was shut down 10 years earlier than originally planned to prevent having to update the facility to new environmental standards.

Some of the positive facts about living in Forked River are the overall town ratings. The homes in town are newer and lower in cost than other New Jersey towns. Rent in Forked River tends to be lower than the surrounding areas. Unemployment in Forked River is significantly less than the average for other New Jersey towns. The crime rate in Forked River is about 1/3
lower than the United States average for similar sized towns.

Majority of the homes in Forked River are free-standing single-family homes with yards. Growing green grass can be challenging. Most yards in the area only produce minimal grass and are mostly weeds. Dirt & Turf offers a lawn fertilizing program tailored to these issues. With the proper treatment, a weed infested yard can turn around and become beautiful green grass. We recommend a soil sample, when a customer joins, to zone in on specific deficiencies the lawn may have. After applying the recommendations and continuing to use the step-by-step program, your lawn will be healthy and green. Improvements to your lawn makes your home have better curb appeal, and it can even increases the value of your home.