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Summit Installations Show Rain Garden's Functionality, Benefits

November 11, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Gardening isn't just about planting flowers anymore. In fact, gardens have taken on an enormous amount of responsibility over the past decade.

The Summit Free Public Library recently installed two rain gardens with the help of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, the Rahway River Watershed Association, and the Summit Environmental ...

Invasive Common Shrub May be Helping to Spread Lyme Disease; County Advises 'Plant This, Not That'

ELIZABETH, NJ - Japanese Barberry is a common shrub that could be playing a role in the spread of Lyme disease, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By planting native shrubs instead of Japanese barberry, property owners can help reduce the risk -- and create a more healthful habitat for butterflies and other pollinators, too.

Japanese Barberry is a popular ornamental shrub.

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