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.
A project to protect the community beach area from wind blown sand movement and shoreline erosion, and beautify the shared clubhouse grounds with native plants.
A project to establish a healthy landscape with curb appeal using New Jersey native plants, while developing a showcase for community education and access.
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.
A project to protect the community beach area from wind-blown sand erosion, and beautify the grounds and landscape.
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.
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.