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Preparing for Emergency Evacuation of Family and Pets at Jersey Shore

Preparing for Emergency Evacuation of Family and Pets at Jersey Shore

As we enter Hurricane Season 2019, forecasters are predicting a higher than normal activity for the season. It’s important to have a plan in the event there is a need for evacuation. While living on the Jersey Shore is normally peaceful, we are aware that […]

It’s all about the water in Beach Haven West, NJ

It’s all about the water in Beach Haven West, NJ

1451 Mill Creek Rd, Beach Haven West, NJ⁣
3 bd | 2.5 full ba | 1,429 sqft⁣
$515,000 ⁣

There is nothing more appealing than a home with a great view and close proximity to Barnegat Bay! Located at 1451 Mill Creek Rd in Beach Haven West, this Jersey Shore vacation home has both- a stunning view of Barnegat Bay and wildlife nature preserve. Only a few minute ride by boat to the open waters of the Bay and all its summer fun!

Make incredible memories with family and friends while enjoying sunsets from your deck after a day on the beaches of LBI or waters of Barnegat Bay. Located in the East Point section of Beach Haven West this home features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in kitchen, gas fireplace for cool nights in the living room and a master suite with a walk-thru closet, full bath and a private deck overlooking the water. The kitchen offers views of the meadows, granite counter tops, GE appliances and opening dining area. The flooring is a resilient Coretex Waterproof engineered hardwood. Boaters and water enthusiasts will love the private boat dock, quick access to Barnegat Bay, vinyl bulkhead and the oversized 1 car garage which has room for extras like storing your beach toys and patio furniture. Located only a few minutes by car or boat to LBI and 40 minutes to the nightlife of Atlantic City this home is the quintessential Jersey Shore getaway!

Searching for your dream home…

Searching for your dream home…

Searching for the home of your dreams can be a scary proposition to many.  Today’s technology, while helpful at showing buyers all their options, can be a bit overwhelming to some! There is no shortage of home searching tools.  From Zillow to REALTOR® websites, there […]

April Showers Bring More Than May Flowers to Jersey Shore

April Showers Bring More Than May Flowers to Jersey Shore

Storm water runoff has far reaching impact of the Jersey Shore. Organic solution to minimize this impact are readily available from online sources like Amazon.

Spring Planting: Catch up on the Trend at the Jersey Shore

Spring Planting: Catch up on the Trend at the Jersey Shore

Let’s be candid…. who doesn’t love a beautifully landscaped yard? Right? With all the goodies like a candy store. Lots of beautiful colors and textures. I mentioned it before, when April hits, it’s like the ‘Awakening’… lots of hustle and bustle of yard clean ups, plantings, mulches and the like. If you are thinking of Spring Planting, then let us Catch Up On The Trends!

Everything reawakens at the Jersey Shore each Spring.  Come experience the beauty of the coast.

Just like fashion trends, everyone has a different opinion of what is the trend for this spring planting.So, I decided to stop in at one of my favorite places… Hoch’s Landscaping and Garden Center in Barnegat. They service the Jersey Shore area and have a great array of plantings available. You will often see their trucks buzzing around on LBI getting the shore homes ready for summer entertaining.

When I caught up to Dan Hoch, owner of Hoch’s, to chat about landscaping trends, he mentioned a few things that are circling back around.

Small container gardening offers those with limited space ability to grow a variety of plants.
  • Smaller container gardening is on the rise as well as organic gardening. There is nothing like a fresh salad from your own garden, pesticide free!
  • Organic herb and vegetable gardening is increasingly popular.
  • And of course, in our society of “gotta have it now” we have the quick and easy grow type products like container tomatoes.
  • Dan also mentioned the new “micro nutrients” which are organic for your soil. It is not a chemical, it is organic and helps the soil to become healthy, thereby allowing plants to be healthy. When plants are healthy, they are able to ward off pests.
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
  • Birding is also coming back to the scene with more and more bird feeders being sold annually than ever before.
  • Hummingbirds are always a fun bird to watch while enjoying the sunset on the deck with a cocktail and family and friends. Local nature preserves like the Edwin B Forsythe provide that space to view all the colorful birds you can.

Dan is also a whiz with bamboo. If you are ever interested in having it in your yard, talk to Dan! He knows just how to install it so it doesn’t spread and is a beautiful addition to your scape.

Low maintenance landscapes are also trending with minimal requirements for those homeowners that don’t live full time at the shore but want great looking curb appeal.

Whatever your taste, adding plantings to your home landscape is always a benefit in terms of resale, curb appeal and just everyday pleasure. Enjoy your world!

Are NJ Pinelands a Renewable Resource?

Are NJ Pinelands a Renewable Resource?

Trees are a very important part of our environment. They provide shade, homes for animals and filters for our air. We make furniture out of trees, and paper, wood for heating purposes and the occasional campfire. When you think Jersey Shore, trees may not come […]

It’s Raining It’s Pouring at the Jersey Shore…

It’s Raining It’s Pouring at the Jersey Shore…

rain gardens and other rain gathering features are pushing us closer to sustainability

Oh The Blarney Stone

Oh The Blarney Stone

St. Patrick’s Day brings out the green in everything. From green beer, to painting yourself green, the holiday has really escalated in the US. When I was a little girl, ST. Patrick’s day didn’t have as much hype and decorating as it does now. One of the first things that comes to mind when I think St. Patrick’s day, aside from green, is the Blarney Stone. Oh The Blarney Stone!

From tales of kissing the stone to how it came to be, I consider the Blarney Stone to be the king of its castle. According to legend, kissing the Blarney Stone gave the person the “gift of gab”. This single block of bluestone in the Blarney Castle has created stories for centuries.

While you are throwing back that green concoction this St. Patrick’s day, consider this… what is the Blarney Stone of your castle?

Is it the beautiful 50 year old oak tree in your yard? Or the stunning marble foyer entrance? What is that one thing in your home that gets everyone’s attention?

For me, I think the one thing that is the Blarney Stone of our castle is the large commissioned swordfish that hangs high on our wall and made by a local artist. It brings color and that little bit of quirkiness to our living room space.

Every home has a King and/or Queen. And every home has it’s “Blarney Stone”. I can’t promise that kissing your Blarney Stone will give you the “gift of gab” but it will surely strike up conversation! Cheers to your Blarney Stone!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Enjoy the green!