The Quick Guide to Windward Oahu Landscaping

When one moves from the mainland to Hawaii, they discover many new and different things:  the food, music, and people to name a few.  Even some life-long kamaaina have problems deciphering the different cultures, language, and plants.

The landscapes on Windward Oahu are no different, as they range the entire spectrum.

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In places such as Kahaluu and Maunawile the conditions are rainforest-like, with dark moist soil and explosive plant and turf growth.

On the other hand, certain parts of Kailua and beach side may have only sand for soil and dry conditions overall.  And with diverse topography conditions soil can vary widely from one block to the next, even from front yard to back.

Many new residents are puzzled dealing with the elements.  So we put together these tips to make the adjustment as smooth as possible:

  1. Realize the Rainforest.  Understand that your plants (and turf) will keep growing year-round… and fast.  Even faster in the wetter regions.
  1. Adjust Irrigation.  Depending on the weather and where you live, your property will be blessed with rain from time to time.  Water less during the rainy (winter) season, and more during the dry months.  Always early or late, never mid-day.
  1. Be Realistic.  Do both spouses work?  Will you really have time to do yard work?  Remember, you can call us for a free estimate anytime.  Even if you don’t use our lawn service, walking your property with us is a valuable way to learn the best steps to take.  We’re all about helping you do it yourself, hence this article.
  1. Get Regular.  Regular landscape maintenance is key: things grow out of control quickly in Kailua, Kaneohe, Waimanalo, Kahaluu, etc, etc, etc.
  1. Beyond the Basics!  Learn more about native plants and resources:

If you have any questions, please leave it in a comment below and we will give you our best answer.  Also, to get the most personal experience you can always set up a free estimate with one of our experts, where we can walk your property and answer any questions you may have.

Mahalo for reading!

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