Lawns in Hawaii have to endure unique conditions like constant heat and sun exposure, and even the occasional spray of seawater. As a result, lawn maintenance can be difficult at times. The experts at Personal Touch Landscape in Honolulu have discovered a systematic maintenance approach specifically for lawns in Hawaii, proven to help grass flourish. Taking these steps will keep your yard looking healthy year-round.
Install an Irrigation System
In warm climates, many people overwater their lawns because they worry about the grass drying out. However, there are a few native species that thrive in Hawaii’s typical conditions and are commonly found in yards. When used as turf, most grass only requires about 1 inch of water per week. Installing an irrigation system is the most effective way to provide the right amount of moisture; many of these systems come with timers, so you can set up an automated watering schedule.
Use the Correct Sprinklers
Each area of your yard might require a different sprinkler, as there are specific types used for different parts of a landscape design. The three main lawn sprinklers are rotary, spray, and drip irrigation. Rotary sprinklers are used for large areas of grass and shrubs, and will rotate as they spray water at long distances. Spray sprinklers are used for smaller grassy areas and shrubbery, as they do not rotate and spray water at a shorter distance. These sprinklers are often used when certain areas of the lawn require more water. Drip irrigation sprinklers are ideal for plants; as their name suggests, they drip water onto the dirt or lawn covering a small radius.
Aerate the Soil Annually
Aeration is the process in which holes are poked in the soil to allow water, air, and nutrients to reach the roots of the grass. This is a necessary part of lawn maintenance because it keeps grass well-nourished. This task should be done at least once a year to help your lawn thrive during the dry season.
If you need help with your home or business’s lawn maintenance routine, contact the experts at Personal Touch Landscape. They’ll turn your yard into a tropical oasis. Call (808) 623-8481 to set up a consultation, and visit their website to learn more about their services. Check out the team’s Instagram page to see their recent landscape designs and favorite plants.