Carolina Yards and Neighborhoods

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Carolina Yards & Neighborhoods Program (CY&N) is currently
being implemented by NC Cooperative Extension as a pilot program in
five Piedmont counties and was adapted from a Florida program.
This program emphasizes nine basic principles: Right Plant, Right
Place; Water Efficiently; Fertilize Appropriately; Mulch; Attract
Wildlife; Control Yard Pests Responsibly; Recycle; Reduce Stormwater
Runoff; and Protect the Waterfront.

Carolina Yards & Neighborhoods teaches you in a simple way how to
design, install and maintain your lawn and landscape. You’ll be able to
transform your yard into a beautiful oasis, while saving you time,
energy and money. As you incorporate these principles into your
landscape, your yard will help conserve water resources and reduce

Participating counties and county extension agent contacts include:

Alamance  —- not available at this time

Davidson —- Amy Lynn Albertson

Forsyth —- Wendi Hartup and Stephen Greer

Guilford —- Karen Neill

Randolph —- Mary Helen Ferguson


Introduction to Carolina Yards & Neighborhoods

The Piedmont Yardstick Workbook 

Contact your local Extension Office in one of the five participating
counties to receive a hard copy of Carolina Yards-Piedmont Yardstick

Calendar of Events

CY&N Principles 

Right Plant, Right Place

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Water Efficiently

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Fertilize Appropriately
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CYN mulch


Attract Wildlife

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Manage Yard Pests

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Reduce Stormwater Runoff

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Protect the Waterfront

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Useful Links

Carolina Yards and Neighborhoods
was funded by the
North Carolina Section 319 Non-point Source Pollution Grant Program and the
Piedmont Triad Water Quality Partnership


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