The Watershed Institute: River-Friendly Program
National Wildlife Federation: Certified Wildlife Habitat
Monarch Waystation Program
Wild Ones Butterfly Garden Certification

Citizen Science

Bumble Bee Watch
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network
Hummingbirds at Home
Journey North
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
Nature’s Notebook: USA National Phrenology Network
The Great Sunflower Project

Clean Water

NJDEP: Clean Water NJ
EPA: Water – What You Can Do


Composting 101 Video
EPA Composting at Home
Rutgers Composting Fact Sheets and Bulletins
Rutgers Organic Land Care: Compost and Compost Tea

Container Gardening

Container Gardening with Native Plants: Missouri Botanical Garden Plant List
Container Gardening with Native Plants: Tips from Aububon

Environmentally Friendly Landscaping

Low Maintenance Landscaping for the Barnegat Bay Watershed
Landscape for Life
Duke Farms Stewardship at Home
EPA GreenScapes Program
Wildones: New Jersey Gateway Chapter


Rutgers NJAES: Home, Lawn & Garden
Rutgers Master Gardener Program
Cornell University: Garden Guidance

Gardening for Wildlife

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ: Backyard Wildlife Habitats in NJ
National Wildlife Federation: Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation: Native Plant Finder
National Audubon Society: Native Plants Database
Homegrown National Park
Cornell Botanic Garden: Creating a Pollinator Garden for Native Specialist Bees
Rutgers Wildlife Conservation and Management Program
Rutgers NJAES: Attracting Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to Your Yard
Rutgers NJAES: Landscaping to Create Backyard Bird Habitat
Rutgers NJAES: Build Brush Piles for Wildlife
Landscape for Life: Gardening for Wildlife
NJ Audubon: Gardening for Wildlife
USDA NRCS: Backyard Conservation

Green Infrastructure

Rutgers Water Program: Green Infrastructure Guidance Manual for NJ
NJ Future: Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure

Invasive Plants

New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Invasive Species Information Center

Landscape Design

Cornell University Flower Garden Design Basics

Lawn Alternatives

University of Maryland Extension: Lawn Alternatives
Duke Farms: Perennial Meadows

Lawn Care

Cornell University Lawn Care Resources
Rutgers: List of Certified Professional Fertilizer Applicators
New Jersey Water Savers: Guide to Promote Turf Management for a Healthier Lawn

Native Plants

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey
Going Native: A Guide to Landscaping with Native Plants in the Barnegat Bay Watershed
Going Native: A Guide to Landscaping with Native Plants in Northern New Jersey
National Wildlife Federation: Native Plant Finder
Flora of New Jersey Project
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) PLANTS Database
NJ Pinelands Commission: Landscaping with Native Pinelands Plants
NJ Pinelands Commission: Native Pinelands Plants for the Landscape
Pinelands Preservation Alliance: Gardening with Nature: A Guide to Native Plant Landscaping in the New Jersey Pinelands
Pinelands Preservation Alliance: Native Plant Resources
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping — Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Organic Land Care

Rutgers Organic Land Care: Find a Landscaper
Rutgers Organic Land Care: For Homeowners

Pest Management

Rutgers Organic Land Care: Pest and Disease Management
Rutgers NJAES Fact Sheets: IPM in the Home Landscape
Rutgers NJAES Fact Sheets: Sample IPM Landscape Maintenance
University of California IPM online
USEPA Integrated Pest Management Principles

Pinelands Preservation Alliance
NJ Pinelands Commission

Plant Diagnostics

Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory


Rutgers: Protecting Bees (Find Plants to Attract Specific Pollinators)
The Xerces Society: Pollinator Conservation Resources – Mid-Atlantic Region
Pollinator Partnership: Pollinator Friendly Planting Guides
USDA Forest Service: Gardening for Pollinators
North American Butterfly Association: Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program
The New Jersey Beekeepers Association

Public Gardens in New Jersey

Garden State Gardens Consortium
Rutgers Gardens
Pohatcong Native Arboretum
Native plant demonstration gardens at Jakes Branch Ocean County Park

Rain Barrels

Rutgers Water Resources Program: Rain Barrels
Rutgers: Rain Barrel Train the Trainer Program
NJDEP Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge

Rain Gardens

Rutgers Water Resources Program: Rain Gardens
Rutgers: Rain Garden Manual of New Jersey
The Native Plant Society of New Jersey: Rain Garden Manual for New Jersey
Rutgers Rain Garden Information Center


New Jersey Soil Health Assessment Guide
Rutgers Soil Testing Laboratory

Rutgers Organic Land Care: The Life of the Soil
The USDA NRCS Web Soil Survey
Rutgers: How to Get a Soil Map from the Web Soil Survey
Ocean County Soil Conservation District
New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts
The Xerces Society: Farming with Soil Life

Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management in Your Schoolyard Program
Rutgers Water Program: Green Infrastructure Guidance Manual for NJ

Water Conservation Outdoors

USEPA WaterSense Program: Water-Smart Landscape Design Tips
USEPA WaterSense Program: What to Plant
USEPA WaterSense Program: Tips for Watering Wisely
South Jersey Water Savers
New Jersey Water Savers: Guide to Mowing
New Jersey Water Savers: Guide to Promote Turf Management for a Healthier Lawn