Dirt & Turf, quality lawn care services for Barnegat, 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: Barnegat has very sandy soil, drains very well, but dries very quickly.
Suggested watering schedule: The recommended watering schedule for the town of Barnegat 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 Barnegat, New Jersey
Barnegat township is located in Ocean County, New Jersey. Originally, Barnegat was stablished in 1846 as Union township in Monmouth County. In 1977 the town was renamed to Barnegat Township as part of Ocean County. The total population is just over 23,000 individuals. The township is just over 40 square miles. Barnegat is exit 67 off the Garden State Parkway. The name Barnegat comes from the Dutch language meaning “Breaker’s inlet”.
Barnegat is a popular beach town. The town is well known for fishing, crabbing, beaches, boating, and the many breath taking nature spots. Every year the town holds a special “Pirate Day”. Everyone comes together for a day of fun, food, and entertainment. Barnegat also holds a Memorial Day parade yearly.
The Barnegat Inlet connects the Barnegat Bay with the Atlantic Ocean. Along the Inlet, there is the Barnegat lighthouse. This is the second tallest lighthouse in New Jersey. People can tour the lighthouse and enjoy the amazing view overlooking the water. This is also a popular place to enjoy bird watching. Several weddings have been held at the lighthouse over the years. It is a exceptional part of nature that everyone should experience.
Living at the shore is a beautiful experience. Keeping your lawn beautiful requires a little extra attention. Homes on the water need to protect the property from soil erosion. A barrier between the land and the water will help to prevent the issue. Knowing the soil type will help with proper watering times. Fertilizing the yard will provide nutrition that naturally wears away. Fertilization to the lawn is like food to a person. A well maintained yard makes a home more enjoyable and a neighborhood