Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Ocean County]

Sustainable Ornamental Gardens

Projects and information

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Native and Naturalized Ornamentals

The Low Maintenance Landscaping for the Barnegat Bay Watershed lays out eight simple principles to reduce the use of natural resources while allowing for an attractive, natural landscape. These concepts all apply to home and community gardens.

A soil test is the first step in preparing healthy garden. Knowing what your current nutrient levels are, and understanding the properties of your soil will help to grow healthy plants.

 

Choosing native and naturalized plants that are well suited for your climate and soil conditions will help ensure that minimal amounts of fertilizer and water can be used in their growth.

The Master Gardeners can provide fact sheets and advice about garden issues. TheOcean County Master Gardener Hotline operates from 9-12pm, Monday through Friday at 732-349-1245.

Projects:

RCE

Ocean County College Southern Education Center

Jacques Cousteau National Research Reserve

Residential Landscape

United Water

 

 

Resources:

NJDEP Healthy Lawns, Healthy Water Campaign http://www.nj.gov/dep/healthylawnshealthywater/

Fertilizer Law Q&A, NJAES

http://snyderfarm.rutgers.edu/fertilizerlawFAQ.html

Download our list of NJAES Fact Sheets that deal with sustainable landscaping.

 

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