HOME & GARDEN
TOP STORIES

Grow an Abundant Tomato Harvest in a Pot

May 28, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Harvest and enjoy the garden-fresh flavor of tomatoes right outside your kitchen.  Grow them in containers set on your patio, balcony, deck or stairs. You’ll enjoy the convenience of harvesting fresh tomatoes just a few feet away from where you prepare your meals. And your guests will enjoy harvesting fresh tomatoes to add to their salad or sandwich.

Tomatoes ...

Tree Down On Power Lines on Watchung's Johnston Drive

WATCHUNG, NJ - Johnston Drive between Hill Hollow and Bonnie Burn is closed for the next several hours due to a downed tree on power lines, police advised at 4:50 a.m. on Sunday morning. 

 

Expect possible power outages.

Maplewood Curbside Recycling Rescheduled Due to Memorial Day Holiday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29, Monday's regular recycling collection in Maplewood will be postponed until Tuesday, May 30, according to an email from the Township of Maplewood.

Residents are asked to place recyclable items curbside on Monday evening, so that they can can be collected on Tuesday morning, May 30.

The Township of Maplewood also ...

Plainfield's Hannah Atkins Pool Opens May 27

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The unofficial start of summer begins with the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and if you can't get to the beach, then you might want to head to Plainfield's Hannah Atkins pool.

Hannah Atkins will be open on weekends from 12:00 to 6:00 pm through June 24, and then open daily from 12:00 to 6:00 pm.

Both Rushmore and Seidler pools will open on Saturday, June 24, and ...

Weather Service Issues Flood Watch for Somerset County

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Flood Warning for our area. 
 

At 10:25  P.M. area basins were rising in response to the heavy rain that fell earlier this evening. The Neshanic River at Reaville has risen above flood stage to 7.2 feet, the service said. 

Turn around, don't drown when ...

Alert: Live Wires Down in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Live wires have been reported down near 206 Sandford Ave. across the roadway Thursday morning. The fire department and PSE&G are responding to the scene, according to the Breaking News Network  (BNN), which monitors emergency radio activity.

 

 

Tips For a Successful Memorial Day Weekend For You and Your Pets

Memorial Day weekend will soon be upon us ushering in the ensuing summer months of popsicles, sunburn and bathing suits worn like second-skins, so get ready! Before the festivities begin, take time to dog proof your house and backyard to ensure your Memorial Day celebrations run smoothly for both of you and your furry guests.
 

ACCESS TO SHADE AND WATER

Dogs and cats enjoy sunbathing ...

Select the Best Tomatoes for Your Garden and Table

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Sliced, sauced, or cooked in your favorite recipe; tomatoes are a favorite and versatile vegetable. What’s more, they taste best when grown and harvested from your own garden or container.

Ensure the best flavor and greatest results by selecting the most disease-resistant varieties and growing your tomatoes in full sun and moist, well-drained soil.

Select plants ...

Mosque Settlement Approved; No Details Released Yet

BERNARDS TWP., - Legal settlement agreements with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the federal Department of Justice were approved by separate resolutions of the Bernards Planning Board and Township Committee on Tuesday night. The public and press are still awaiting details, as per the agreement.

Mayor Carolyn Gaziano said copies of the settlement will be made available to the ...

Grow More Edibles with Smart & Sustainable Keyhole Gardening

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ Raise your gardening efforts to a new level with keyhole gardening. You’ll increase your garden’s productivity in a smaller space, while using less water and fertilizer.

This intensive technique was first used in Africa where it’s hot and dry and the topsoil is shallow.   Now gardeners growing in a variety of climates around the world are using ...

Sign Up for E-News

Upcoming Events

Tue, May 30, 10:00 AM

Bridgewater Township Library, Bridgewater

Bridgewater Garden Club

Home & Garden

Carousel_image_76b1f8bc8af15adecd3f_pyramid_mountain

Tue, May 30, 1:00 PM

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Montville Township

Family Science Day at Pyramid Mountain: ...

Education Green Home & Garden

Wed, May 31, 4:30 PM

Bridgewater Township Library, Bridgewater

Bridgewater Garden Club presents: Marigolds ...

Home & Garden

Super Garage sale to benefit the Randolph Animal Shelter

May 26, 2017

Super Garage Sale to Benefit the animals of the Randolph Animal Shelter

Saturday, June 24 (rain date, Sunday, June 25)

8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

173 Morris Turnpike, Randolph, NJ

We have tons of GREAT STUFF!  Stop by and take a look!

 

Advice from The Farm at Green Village: What is Mulch and What Kind Should I Use?

Mulch is any material spread over the surface of the soil to retain moisture, keep weeds down, keep beds cool and looking attractive. A little mulch immediately after planting can keep the soil moist and encourage root growth. As it decomposes, it increases the richness of the soil. Examples of mulch are compost, compost manure, shredded or chipped bark, newspaper, straw, or shredded ...

Advice from The Farm at Green Village: Growing Mandevilla

Check out our great selection of new Mandevilla plants at the Farm at Green Village. Mandevilla plants are the perfect addition for around your pool or climbing a trellis in your backyard to give it a tropical look. They are deer resistant, good for containers, low maintenance and can grow to up to 20 feet.

They produce large vines with trumpet shaped pink, white or red flowers. Growing ...