The Key To Mowing Hawaii Turf Properly

How To Cut Your Grass at the Right Height

As a homeowner, there are many things around the house you need to maintain.

Maybe none more glaring than your lawn.

And if you’ve read our Quick Guide to Windward Oahu Landscaping, you know that many parts of Kailua, Kaneohe and Waimanalo are a rainforest-like environment where plants and turf love to grow — quickly! Continue reading

Dethatching and Reel Mowing: How To Bring Your (Old) Zoysia Back to Life

On Oahu, common zoysia grass (properly known as emerald zoysia) is often found in landscapes, especially in Kailua and Kaneohe.  This grass is popular here because it is resistant to drought and salt, which makes it perfect for ocean front landscaping.

When maintained correctly zoysia is a beautiful choice, it is kept low and tight and has the look and feel of a golf course putting green.

But there are pros and cons to everything, and the main drawback to zoysia is that it can grow out of control quickly.  You’ve probably seen it before, where the grass clumps over itself into mounds like the photo below: Continue reading

Topdressing & Aeration: How To Recondition Your Soil and Smooth Lumpy Lawns


Soil Amendments

One of the simplest and most affordable ways to recondition your lawn and landscape is with soil topdressing.

Like anything, your lawn can deteriorate over time.  Sure, we can bring in new turf and install a beautiful new lawn for you whenever that time comes.  But we often provide renovations to existing yards instead of brand new installs. Continue reading

Spring Cleaning for Your Landscape

Has this rainy weather crept up on you, then all of a sudden BOOM:  your yard has grown out of control?

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Happy New Year from Ohana Lawn Service

You made it to 2013!  With the holidays behind us, the first week of the year is often a time of reflection for many of us.  It is a time to step back and look at the big picture, if you will.

This is definitely true at Ohana Lawn Service. Continue reading