Personal Touch Landscape, a Honolulu Hawaii based landscape lighting design and installation specialist, works with homeowners to transform the exterior of their homes and gardens into a showplace after dark.
Landscape lighting improves the overall value of your home by increasing its curb appeal, safety and its security. Landscape lighting beautifies and adds a touch of romance to your property, adds a high degree of security by lighting the shadowy areas where potential danger can lurk. Landscape lighting can add to your personal safety by outlining the path and steps to your front door.
No matter what your desired style may be, we will work with you to design, install, and maintain the look that you have envisioned for your home. You will find our approach to be efficient, accommodating, and of the best quality standard. Yes, a job that not only goes beyond your visual expectations, but workmanship that will withstand the test of time.
Small garden landscapes in the Honolulu area, are incredibly detail-oriented. Whether the garden is gracing a condominium, a tiny lanai, or a rooftop in the Honolulu City Landscape, there is no room for sloppy design or incompleteness. That’s because what is neglected will invariably become an eyesore. Despite their diminutive size, small gardens can also have plant colors as varied as a larger garden. Small gardenscapes can range from specialized cottage-style designs to modern, upscale looks. To accommodate the limitations in space in a small garden, landscaping designers will often use smaller plant species, dwarf specimens and other adapted materials.
Outdoor areas are often the last to receive design attention, but they shouldn’t be: What surrounds your home is just as important as what’s in it. Whether it’s a manicured front lawn, stone paver pathway or intricate garden design, these spaces benefit from the same attention to detail as any bathroom or kitchen. Well-designed landscaping ideas can complement your home’s architecture and design, and the right plants, flowers and shrubbery can greatly enhance your curb appeal by adding color, texture and even fragrance to your yard.
Some Tips on Buying Landscape Materials Buying sand, soil, rocks, mulch, and other loose landscaping materials, can be hard to estimate how much you’ll need for a project. Materials may be sold by volume (cubic feet or cubic yards) or by weight (tons). A ton (2,000 pounds) of anything may seem like a lot, but if it’s a dense, compact material, such as sand or soil, a ton might not cover as much as you think — particularly if you are spreading it to a depth of a few inches. Keep in mind that a ton of dirt, sand, or gravel will fill up less than a cubic yard (27 cubic feet; a space 3 feet long, 3 feet wide, and 3 feet deep). Here are some other helpful guidelines: A cubic yard of soil, compost, or mulch fills about this much space: 320 square feet to a depth of 1 inch; 160 square feet to a depth of 2 inches: 110 square feet to a depth of 3 inches; 80 square feet to a depth of 4 inches. A cubic yard of soil weighs more than 2,000 pounds; a cub yard of sand or gravel weights nearly 3,000 pounds. A ton of 1/4- to 3/4-inch-diameter decorative rock spread 2 inches deep will cover 110 to 120 square feet. A ton of sand or pea gravel spread 2 inches deep will cover 100 to 120 square feet. Most full-size pickups hold 2 to 3 cubic yards of dirt, sand, gravel, or mulch; however, maximum weight capacity may limit you to carrying less. A single-axle dump truck holds 5 to 7 cubic yards of loose-fill material. Larger trucks may hold more than 10 cubic yards.
Yes there here are hundreds and hundreds of croton varieties, with names like Dreadlocks, Norma, Mona Lisa, and Irene Kingsley. For a plant with this incredible diversity, it’s amazing there is only species (C. variegatum). However, crotons are genetically unstable, so each plant is unique, and interesting varieties are highly prized by enthusiastic collectors. Crotons are often subdivided by their leaf type: curling, twisted, oak leaf, narrow, broad, oval, etc.
The popularity of vegetable gardens has increased tenfold in the last few years, as more homeowners embrace the advantages of planting their own vegetables and herbs, whether it’s to grow food organically, save a little money, or engage in an interesting and rewarding pastime.
A vegetable garden can be grown in your backyard, front yard or even on a balcony or little-used side yard, as long as there is plenty of sun exposure. There are many design and layout options for a vegetable garden. You may want to opt for raised beds so you can better control the quality of the soil. Or you may want to go with a beautiful kitchen garden that is as much a focal point as a place to grow edibles. Finally, if you are short on space, you may even consider growing vegetables in containers. With a little bit of thoughtful planning, vegetable gardens can be as beautiful as any flower garden. And with a lit bit of effort, you can maximize your garden’s productivity and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Proper, regular pruning is one of the most
important things you can give your shrubs.
However, unless the correct methods are followed,
you may instead quicken their decline. There are
four basic methods for pruning shrubs:
renewal pruning, rejuvenative pruning, heading
or thinning and the “haircut” method. All four
may be used on some types of shrubs, but usually
only one or a few types are applicable.
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