WILD NEW JERSEY: New Brunswick Patch: Backyard Biodiversity - What's in Yours?
New Brunswick Patch: Backyard Biodiversity - What's in Yours?
Photo Credit: Dave Moskowitz
By Dave Moskowitz: In typical East Brunswick fashion my 40 year-old house sits on a 1\3 of an acre. If you stretch your arms out fully and take a little jump you can almost touch the house on either side. The house is surrounded by maintained lawn that is mostly moss in lots of places owing to 15 large oak trees that create dense (and wonderful) shade and suck up every spare drop of water in the summer. Lawns and oak trees really aren't compatible. We have lots of flower beds around the yard, mostly planted with perennials, that have become a bit unkempt over the past few years and are in need of some work. We like a more naturalistic look and allow some of our yard to be just a bit "rough."