Jersey-Friendly Yards

Jersey-Friendly Yards was developed by the Barnegat Bay Partnership through a grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The Jersey-Friendly Yards website is a comprehensive online source of information about environmentally friendly landscaping throughout New Jersey.

The website brings together multiple resources about the best landscaping practices to help property owners make sound decisions for a healthy yard, environment and a healthy economy. The site was designed and built by FusionSpark Media Inc. in Medford, NJ.

Through funding from the Barnegat Bay Partnership, the Ocean County Soil Conservation District has spearheaded numerous projects involving the installation of native plant gardens throughout Ocean County using the Jersey-Friendly Yards website as a guiding resource.  

Be inspired by these projects, explore the Jersey-Friendly Yards website, attend one of our many Jersey-Friendly programs or webinars, and create a Jersey-Friendly yard or garden of your own!

Jersey-Friendly Yards Projects Piloted by OCSCD:

Nejecho Beach Home Owners Association – Jersey-Friendly Yards

< Back to JFY Projects Perennials: Sedum (Hylotelephium telephium), Blazing Star (Liatris spicata), Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), New England Aster (Symphyotrichium novae-angliae)

Seawood Harbor – Jersey-Friendly Yards

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Metedeconk River Yacht Club – Jersey-Friendly Yards

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OceanFirst Bank Branches – Jersey-Friendly Yards

< Back to JFY Projects Leesville Rd Branch, Jackson OceanFirst Bank, Leesville Rd Branch, Jackson is a project to enhance existing beds with native perennials and eliminate invasive plant species from the landscape. Download a PDF Case Study OceanFirst Bank Leesville Rd Leesville Road Branch in Jackson is the newest OceanFirst Bank Branch in Ocean ... Read more

Visitation Relief Center – Jersey-Friendly Yards

< Back to JFY Projects The Jersey-Friendly Yards website was used to select shrubs and perennials that grow well in sandy, slightly acidic soil in full or partial sun. Shrubs were planted along the back fence as a privacy border and to provide a green vegetative backdrop to the landscape. Grasses and hardy perennials able ... Read more

Bay Head Shores – Jersey-Friendly Yards

< Back to JFY Projects They also wish to beautify the shared Clubhouse grounds with native perennials and flowering shrubs that support pollinators. The slightly alkaline, sandy soil around the perimeter of the property is void of vegetation, offering little protection from erosion and sand loss. The Jersey-Friendly Yards website was used to select drought-tolerant ... Read more

Cedarcroft Club Case Study – Jersey-Friendly Yards

< Back to JFY Projects The Cedarcroft Club native and Jersey-Friendly plant list includes: Perennials: Shrubs

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

< Back to JFY Projects 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 ... Read more