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Landscape Plants Rated by Deer Resistance

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Saddle River NJ, the Ridgewood blog has assembled a list of Deer Resistance plants and here are some examples of landscape plants that are commonly rated by their deer resistance:

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The 2023 Ridgewood Secret Gardens Tour is Sunday, June 4, 2023, 10 am – 5 pm rain or shine

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Ridgewood NJ, the 2023 Secret Gardens Tour is Sunday, June 4, 2023, 10 am – 5 pm rain or shine.

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Top Things You Can Add To Make Your Garden Unique

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Creating a unique garden space is easier said than done. It takes a lot of effort and creativity to make your outdoor space feel like an expression of yourself, rather than something out of a magazine. You don’t have to break the bank or reinvent the wheel when it comes to taking your garden in new directions; with just some simple additions, you can transform it into something truly special. In this post, we’ll share our top tips for adding that extra bit of flair to spruce up your yard – without breaking the bank! So if you’re looking for a few affordable ways to make sure your garden stands out from its neighbors, then read on and take notes – these ideas will help you create an amazing atmosphere both inside and outside your home!

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How to Keep the Deer From Eating Your Garden

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Ridgewood NJ, we often think about deer as being beautiful creatures and a reminder that we’re not as distant from the natural world , but they also can be pests when population of deer becomes too high.  In Village of Ridgewood , like many towns in Bergen County the Ridgewood blog is hearing reports damage deer are doing to to residents gardens and the fear of Lyme disease .

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Gardner’s Beware ,The Nation Weather Service Warns of Late Frost Tonight

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a FREEZE WATCH . The FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

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Ridgewood Community Garden Flooded with Sewage

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Mary Hefferan Office Assistant at the Parks and Recreation Department for the Village of Ridgewood ,do to the flood waters overwhelming the sewer system the water that flooded the garden had a significant level of bacteria. Please discard any produce that has been exposed to the flood waters.

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Creating a Backyard Wildlife Garden with Don Torino President of Bergen County Audubon Society

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Ridgewood NJ, for Earth Day Celebrations , the Ridgewood Public Library republished a fabulous talk on Native Plants with Don Torino, President of Bergen County Audubon Society. When visiting garden centers, please consider native plants to attract pollinators and birds.

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Upgrade Your Yard for Wildlife!

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has created an interesting website to upgrade Your yard for wildlife! With all the extra time at home lately, lots of people are trading travel plans for house projects, starting gardens, and finding ways to make our yards a little more cozy, colorful, and self-sufficient.  The right kind of landscaping can also make a better home for beneficial insects (and other wildlife, too), for whom backyard habitats are important “stepping-stones” that keep their populations healthy and connected.

Jersey-Friendly Yards has great tips to help you create that better yard!  Mow less and flower more…get inspired with the Interactive Yard tool:

The Interactive Yard – Learn how to transform yours into a Jersey-Friendly Yard!

Catch the summer webinar series, “Wild About Jersey-Friendly Yards,” to get bonus pointers for your backyard habitat.  And check the Jersey-Friendly plant database to pick the best native plantings for your specific part of the Garden State.

See our Connecting Habitat Across New Jersey Guidance Document (Chapter 4, page 9) for even more resources like these.  You don’t need a lot of land to be part of the CHANJ!

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Milk Thistle – Benefits and Risks

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For centuries, herbal medicine has provided a safe and natural way to treat or prevent diseases. Aside from curing diseases, plant-based medicine has been proven to be an effective way to improve one’s health and well-being. One of these common plants used in natural dietary supplements and other herbal products is the plant called milk thistle. 

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UPDATE Gardeners Beware : USDA Investigates Packages of Unsolicited Seeds from China

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Ridgewood NJ, USDA is aware that people across the country have received suspicious, unsolicited packages of seed that appear to be coming from China. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, other federal agencies, and State departments of agriculture to investigate the situation.

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Village of Ridgewood Yard Waste Collection Begins April 11th

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YARD WASTE COLLECTION BEGINS APRIL 11 – PLEASE ADHERE TO SCHEDULE

Ridgewood Nj , Yard Waste season will start on April 11th in Area A. Please do not place any yard waste (branches or twigs) at the curb until your date for yard waste collection begins. The schedule is printed in the 2016 Village Calendar. The Village is divided into four areas and collection takes place at the curb following that schedule. The Recycling Center on E. Glen Avenue will take yard waste now if you want to drop it off.  For further questions, please call 201/670-5585.