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The Low Maintenance Landscaping for the Barnegat Bay Watershed (PDF) lays out eight simple principles to reduce the use of natural resources while allowing for an attractive, natural property. They are:

Low Maintenence Landscaping for the Barnegat Bay Watershed Cover

  1. Proper Soil Preparation
  2. Careful Plant Selection
  3. Sustainable Site Design
  4. Minimal Watering
  5. Mulching
  6. Limited Fertilization
  7. Proper Pruning
  8. "Environment Friendly" Pest Control

This page will link to projects we've done incorporating these principles, as well as powerpoints, fact sheets, and other helpful media showing a variety of landscaping practices that can protect the environment, and save you time and money!

Download the 2011 Green Horizon Newsletter (3.1MB PDF)

NJAES Fact Sheets that deal with sustainable landscaping.

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