Read how community groups in Ocean County used Jersey-Friendly Yards to design their own beautiful native plant gardens and get ideas for your own yard. The groups were participants in Jersey-Friendly Yards pilot projects managed by the Ocean County Soil Conservation District. These demonstration sites are now available to local communities as models of healthy low-maintenance landscaping.

Bayhead Shores Case Study

Beach restoration projectA project to protect the community beach area from wind blown sand movement and shoreline erosion, and beautify the shared clubhouse grounds with native plants.

 

 

 

Cedarcroft Club Case Study

A project to establish a healthy landscape with curb appeal using New Jersey native plants, while developing a showcase for community education and access.

Metedeconk River Yacht Club Case Study

A project to beautify the main entrance to the Metedeconk River Yacht Club and offer a model low-maintenance native plant garden to club members and the neighboring community.

Nejecho Beach Club Case Study

A project to protect the community beach area from wind-blown sand erosion, and beautify the grounds and landscape.

Seawood Harbor Property Owners Association Case Study

A project to beautify the Association entrance by planting native flowers and shrubs around the highly visible Association sign; offer a model native plant garden for residents and visitors to enjoy and replicate in their own yards; and bring a sense of renewal to the neighborhood after Hurricane Sandy.

Visitation Relief Center Case Study

A project to establish a healthy native landscape for staff and visitors to use as both a recreational space and an educational forum at this community outreach center.