Jersey-Friendly Yards Website – Create a Healthy Yard and Garden Using Jersey – Friendly Plants and Practices

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Jersey-Friendly Yards,, launched in August, 2015, was created by Barnegat Bay Partnership in 2015, and piloted by Ocean County Soil Conservation District. This website offers homeowners and gardeners simple tools to create a low maintenance, eco-friendly yard and garden.

The website features a plant database consisting of over 300 native and Jersey-Friendly plants to choose from that are just right for the conditions in your yard or garden. The user-friendly tools and resources offered on the website support gardeners in the planning, design and creation of their own “Jersey-Friendly” yard, garden or landscape.

Whether you have sandy or clay soils, well-draining or poorly-draining soils, acidic or alkaline soils, sun or shade, there is a selection of Jersey-Friendly plants that will thrive in the specific conditions of your yard. Visit and learn how to create your own Jersey-Friendly landscape!

See Our Jersey Friendly Yards Projects & Demonstration Gardens throughout Ocean County

Over the past 5 years, OCSCD has created 22 Jersey-Friendly gardens throughout the Barnegat Bay watershed. Our Jersey-Friendly garden located at the OceanFirst Bank Branch on Hooper Ave in Toms River was awarded the “2018 Garden of Distiction”, by the prestigious Pennsylvania Horticulture Society.

Visit one of our Jersey-Friendly demonstration gardens in Ocean County or create your own. Check out the Jersey-Friendly Yards website to learn how to create a beautiful landscape that doesn’t harm the environment and supports wildlife!

Download the postcard as a .pdf Jersey Friendly Yards Postcard