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

    Nejecho Beach Home Owners Association – Jersey-Friendly Yards

    Nejecho Beach Home Owners Association is a Jersey Friendly Yards project to protect the community beach area from wind blown sand erosion, and beautify the grounds and landscape.

  • Seawood Harbor – Jersey-Friendly Yards

    Seawood Harbor – Jersey-Friendly Yards

    Seawood Harbor Property Owners Association is a Jersey Friendly Yards project to bring a sense of renewal to the neighborhood after Superstorm Sandy, to beautify the entrance to the community, and to serve as a model native plant garden for residents and visitors to enjoy and replicate.

  • Metedeconk River Yacht Club – Jersey-Friendly Yards

    Metedeconk River Yacht Club – Jersey-Friendly Yards

    Metedeconk River Yacht Club is a Jersey Friendly Yards 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.

  • OceanFirst Bank Branches  – Jersey-Friendly Yards

    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

    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

    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