Dirt & Turf, quality lawn care services for Spring Lake, 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: Spring Lake has sandy soil, drains very well, but dries quickly.
Suggested watering schedule: The recommended watering schedule for the town of Spring Lake 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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Spring lake is located in Monmouth County, NJ along the shoreline. Approximately 3,000 people reside in this charming town. In total this town is only 1.7 square miles. New Jersey Transit offers bus and train services here. Spring lake full of quaint homes with perfectly manicured yards and beautiful beaches. There are 2 miles of boardwalk to stroll down and enjoy the gorgeous beach view. During the early 20th century, Spring Lake became a resort town for the upper class.
Robert Chesebrough was a chemist in the late 1800’s. He invented Vaseline and opened factories around New Jersey. Vaseline quickly became a popular product. Chesebrough believed so strongly in his product that he claimed to eat a teaspoonful daily. In his 50’s he suffered major breathing issues and demanded his nurse to rub him head to toe in Vaseline. Chesebrough recovered and lived to be 96 years old. He passed away inside his Spring Lake, NJ home.
Spring lake has a yearly 5 mile run that began in 1977. The run starts at the waterfront, loops the town, and finishes at the waterfront. Thousands of people come from all over to participate in this race. The 5-mile run has been rated one of the top races out of 100 in New Jersey.
Spring Lake is a humid subtropical climate. This means it has hot humid summers and cold but mild winters. One perk of Spring Lake is the cool ocean breeze that can be felt in most of the summer, but don’t let that fool you, it will still be hot out. This is important information when thinking about your lawn. Watering frequency and duration will vary often when the temperatures change. During the summer month, the high temperatures can cause the grass to burn. Cutting the grass between 3.5 and 4 inches can help prevent burning. The taller the grass the longer the roots. It helps to retain water and prevent drying out.