Metedeconk River Yacht Club – Jersey-Friendly Yards

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Metedeconk River Yacht Club is a project intended to beautify the main entrance to the Club (MRYC) and offer a model low maintenance native plant garden for Club members and the neighboring community to replicate in their own yards.

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The Metedeconk River Yacht Club (MRYC) is a private club that promotes the sport of yachting and good fellowship among its members.



The entrance to the Club hosts a Jersey-Friendly garden.

A portion of the garden bed sits on top of an old concrete road, random patches of soil are compacted more than 3 inches deep, with a heavy mix of gravel and rock. No macro-organisms were observed in the soil. The addition of compost adds organic matter to the soil, which invites and supports soil organisms. Mulch locks moisture into the soil and adds nutrients as it slowly decomposes.

Located across the street from the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, the garden is a model of both beauty, as wells as environmentally-friendly landscaping.

Drought-tolerant, sun-loving, and deer-resistant native plants were selected using the Jersey-Friendly Yards Plant Database.