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Our goal is to establish a healthy, thick lawn, economically, without taking away from quality. Every property is different, know what your soil needs!

Winter Lawn Care Dos and Don'ts. While a blanket of snow can make the landscape look cozy and inviting, lawn care in the winter can be a hassle.

Winter Lawn Care Dos and Don'ts

Not only do you have to remove the snow, but also perform furnace maintenance and necessary lawn care. How to Protect Your NJ Lawn From Deer. Whether you live in a peaceful country setting or on the outskirts of a city, you may have deer visit your lawn.

How to Protect Your NJ Lawn From Deer

Unfortunately, if you have a garden or various flowers planted in your yard, there’s a good chance the deer will go from occasional visitors to regular guests. If this happens, your lawn and its plants will be damaged or destroyed. Can you Aerate and Seed in the Fall? 5 reasons why you may want to aerate your lawn in the fall The best time to carry out yard aeration is during the fall.

Can you Aerate and Seed in the Fall?

After summer, the lawn will have incurred some damage because of the high temperatures. During the fall, you will have enough time to incorporate the necessary lawn care measures. Some of the issues that people usually experience during the summer include: How to Protect Your New Jersey Lawn From Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes start appearing around the beginning of the warm weather season.

How to Protect Your New Jersey Lawn From Mosquitoes

That means you may be swarmed by hungry mosquitoes after walking outside. If this has been your reality each year throughout the New Jersey summer, you know it always gets worse until the fall sets in. Best Time to Water Your Grass This Summer. One of the most popular areas that homeowners tend to put their focus on is their home lawn.

Best Time to Water Your Grass This Summer

Not only does it provide people with a sense of accomplishment, but it actually affects the overall property value of the home. However, keeping your lawn looking great takes one important thing, and that is water. Lawn Care Maintenance Tips. Removing grass clippings could be costing money in more ways than one.

Lawn Care Maintenance Tips

Grass clippings add nutrients and organic matter to the soil Grass clippings contain a significant amount of nutrients. More Deer, More Ticks. Ticks are so tiny, yet so very dangerous.

More Deer, More Ticks

It can be scary to think about while spending time in your yard! As the deer population continues to increase, so is the tick population. Here in New Jersey, ticks are being carried closer and closer to our homes each day by deer. Not only are deer eating our plants, they are giving ticks more opportunities to find new hosts to feed on, us! Top Lawn Care Tips for New Jersey. Who doesn’t like a nice lawn?

Top Lawn Care Tips for New Jersey

Having a desirable lawn not only makes a house more enjoyable, it will also raise the property value. Unfortunately, the key to success is not just a few steps. Why Tick and Mosquito Control Are Necessary in NJ. As we enjoy our yards more and more these days, don’t forget to stay protected.

Why Tick and Mosquito Control Are Necessary in NJ

Insect control is inexpensive. At the same time, it can be done safely, it’s effective and can save lives. Ticks and mosquitoes are getting worse and causing many health issues. Mosquitoes are a nuisance on top of it all! Dirt & Turf has natural insect treatments that work, make it safer and easier to enjoy your backyard. Lawn Care Frequently Asked Questions. Every bag of fertilizer has a set of numbers called N – P – K; Nitrogen – Phosphorus – Potassium (Potash).

Lawn Care Frequently Asked Questions

The numbers represents the percent of that macro-nutrient in that particular bag of fertilizer. These nutrients are essential to plant health. Some bags of fertilizer may also contain micro-nutrients and/or pesticides. The type of fertilizer, weather, and the actual property all play a role in timing of an application in order to keep grass attractive and resilient.

Lawn Care Maintenance FAQs. The main objective is to get the soil moist where the grass roots are located. This depends on the type of grass, how well the lawn is thriving, and the health of the soil, even mowing height. It’s a good practice to keep the soil moist 4 inches deep, but also giving enough time to dry out to prevent disease. The watering schedule depends on the type of soil. In New Jersey, we have sandy and clay regions. Factoring whether a property is flat or on a slope will change a watering schedule as well. If too much water is applied, nutrients will leach through the soil faster, taking nutrients past the root system in order for grass to benefit from. Not enough water will cause grass to go dormant and turn brown, eventually leading to death. Frequently Asked Questions About Weeds. Grassy Weeds Weeds – By definition, is an undesirable plant.

You may have a weed in one state, but that same plant could make a desirable lawn in another state. Grassy weeds tend to take more of an effort than your traditional broad leaf weed. Lawn Care Service Areas in New Jersey. Call Today (800) 645-0814 Service Areas Home » Service Areas We proudly service the following areas of New Jersey: Suggested Watering Schedules for Each Town in New Jersey Monmouth County FreeholdMiddletownSpring LakeTinton FallsWall Ocean County BarnegatBrickJacksonPoint PleasantToms River Middlesex County East BrunswickMiddlesexOld BridgePiscataway. Lawn Disease Control. Disease Control Dirt & Turf will try figure out what’s causing the disease. Environmental factors will often play a role. Water management and the type of grass are the most common reasons for turf disease, which is a fungus.

More moisture equals more disease. Tall fescue is far more tolerant of the diseases that are common in New Jersey, compared to other cool season turf grasses. Often recommended, let the affected grass die, use that money towards seed, and replace the dead grass with a grass that won’t get that disease (tall fescue). Natural Lawn Insect Control. • 7 applications per year are required for year round protection.• Added attention to trees, shrubs and patio decks. • 7 applications per year are required for year round protection.• Whole yard is sprayed, including landscape beds. 7 applications per year are required for year round protection.Sprayed around the base of the house and a few feet out to help prevent insects entering your home from the ground level. Lawn Aeration, Seed & Starter Fertilizer. Throughout the years, naturally, soil becomes compacted, making it more difficult to have a healthy lawn. Any kind of traffic from people, dogs, and/or lawn mowers can make the soil even more compacted.

Air space becomes limited, retarding root growth, which will lead to retrogression of your lawn. Our Lawn Care Program. Round 1 (March-April) Crabgrass pre+post-emergent/fertilizer Round 2 (April-May) Crabgrass pre+post-emergent/fertilizerWeed controls Grubs. Lawn Care Treatment New Jersey. How to Take Care of Your NJ Lawn in Summer. During the summer period, the temperatures are generally high. As a result, precipitation will decrease.