View Full Version : When does grass start growing in NJ?

02-29-2004, 08:25 PM
This is a question for the new Jersey people. When do you guys start cutting lawns or when does the grass actually start growing. In a few weeks or a month any specific date or time it usually comes? Cuz as the weather gets better i am anxious to get out there. Thanks

02-29-2004, 09:06 PM
The grass will grow when the soil temp is right. I forget what temperature it has to be I would think 62 degrees but someone else will know. A good guess is end of March. Bluegrass will take longer-Harry

Doc Pete
02-29-2004, 11:08 PM
On a 20 year average, I usually beging the third week in April. These are regular lawns without fertilizer......... You could start the first week with a cleanup and cut just to level the lawn, though.

little green guy
03-01-2004, 12:47 AM
we usually start the 3rd or 4th week in april also with regular routes.

03-11-2004, 11:54 AM
For the past two years I have found April 15 to be a general start date.

03-11-2004, 01:08 PM
Every year is different due to crazy march weather. For instance, last weeks average temperature was probably around 50, while this week it has been around 40.

Looking at my past accounts, I started most on April 18th and a few on April 24 last year. A lot also depends on the type of grass. The zoysia, not sure of the spelling, won't start growing till much later than the fescues lawns that I cut.

Someone else mentioned about fertilizer. If they get round the year treatments chances are you have to show up a little earlier, again dependent mostly on rain and temps.

03-11-2004, 01:15 PM
I'm in PA, not too far from you, and we usually start April 10-15.

03-11-2004, 01:17 PM
second or third week in april.

03-11-2004, 03:47 PM
1st or 2nd week in April for me (especially the fertilized ones).

03-11-2004, 06:54 PM
are you guys in nj getting busy with new work. we are only getting about 5 to 10 calls a day when we are usually getting 25 to 30. is it still to early or should i be worried?