Oahu Landscape Restoration Services
Restoring your Landscape
Unlike complete landscaping, which can often be expensive and even require a general contractor for very large projects, Honolulu Yard and Lawn offers simple landscaping and landscape restoration
What is Landscape Restoration?
This refers to the process of removing dead, dying, and old plants, outdated pots, broken tiles, or any other number of landscape issues, including creeping vines and invasive species, that may be affecting your garden or landscape.
Beautiful native ti leaf plants are an awesome choice for landscape restoration in Hawaii.
Weeds and Invasive Species
As we discussed in our weeding and pruning services, some weeds and invasive species may not be all that ugly, sometimes they are even beautiful. The problem arises when these much more robust invasive plants choke out, steal nutrients from, and shade other plants.
Invasive Hawaii Plants
Common invasive plant species in Hawaii include strawberry guava trees, fire trees, Brazilian peppertrees, African tulip trees, west Indian lantana, soapbush, Himalayan raspberry, and many more. Strawberry guava trees are known for their delicious fruits, but they can overrun a front or back yard quickly.
Plus, those same delicious fruits attract birds, leading to droppings and increased spread of the the trees' seeds.
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Strategies of Restoration
There are tons of different strategies our team can use to restore your landscape. Pruning and weeding will reduce invasive weeds and plants, while lawn mowing can take out smaller weeds and prevent them from taking over. Removal of strangulating creeper vines can bring dying plants back to life, too!
Sometimes, it’s a matter of moving plants around so they have better access to nutrients such as sunlight and water that they so desperately need. Besides that, there’s re-planting, re-potting, and light carpentry work such as replacing tiles and re-decorating a space to make it look fresh and grow back healthier than ever without spending a bundle on a completely new landscaping project.
Landscape Restoration and the Environment
In ecological terms, landscape restoration refers to very large-scale environmental preservation projects as well. Restoring the ecology and balance of an entire system is important to the overall health of the earth and planet. That being said, landscape restoration on a small scale be an important step in helping the planet and native Hawaiian species of plants to thrive.
Ideas for Environmental Restoration
Where strawberry guava trees used to proliferate, planting sturdy and small papayas, which are cheap plants that grow quickly, provides a nutritious garden fruit that’s less invasive. Replacing dying sod with a sturdier grass variety means less watering and soil erosion, thanks to a stronger root system below.
Now more than ever, landscape restoration on small and large scales is a great way to support our local environment and island. Local plants such as avocados, breadfruits, hibiscus, and even lilikoi vines can be a fantastic addition to a home that not only supports indigenous species, but looks beautiful too.
Region Specific Restoration
Plants love particular climates to grow their best. You wouldn’t want to plant zoysia grass in a primarily shady region of the house, because it wouldn’t thrive.
And you certainly wouldn’t think cacti plants would survive in the wet regions of Kaneohe. Wherever you are on the island, our yard experts can help you discern which species, strategies, plant systems, and additions will be best suited to give you the ideal lawn or garden.