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When it comes to landscaping Hawaii homes, the influences one can draw from are just about endless. Whether you’re into Hawaiiana, Asian, tropical, or even more universal themes such as contemporary or mid-century modern, creating attractive landscaping in Hawaii is doable for many different types of homes and budgets. Though color palettes and textures change, really, landscaping is just the combination of plants, cement, pavers, and other items that come together to create a cohesive design.

Check out these 9 stunning landscape features, all of which have been designed by our in-house landscape architect. Let the creative ideas begin to flow, and enjoy!

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Your endocarp is showing. Photo: Science Daily

Coconuts are well-known for their tasty flavor and notoriously-difficult-to-crack shell. But a closer look at the fruit of coconut trees might reveal a new way to build earthquake-resistant buildings.

 

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Bringing indoor plumbing outdoors is one of the latest trends in home design, and these Hawaii outdoor bathrooms we’ve listed below are some of the best examples we’ve seen yet!

These are far from the simple beach showers you might be imagining, which are usually just a faucet and an on/off valve, connected to your house’s outdoor water lines. Rather, these are beautifully designed, highly functional bathrooms.

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What are the best landscaping apps?

 

As the Internet of Things (objects that, thanks to advances in technology, are now connected to the Internet) grows, we are finding more ways to manage time-consuming, tedious, or laborious tasks with our smart phones and devices. It’s taken a bit of time, but the landscaping industry is beginning to catch up, as smart gadgets and other resources are able to be consolidated down into simple applications.

 

Check out some of the best landscaping apps that can help design a new lawn, or keep it green and healthy!

 

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Though a beautifully landscaped yard can make just about any home look like a million bucks, on Oahu landscape lighting is a much simpler way to make your yard look incredible. A full landscaping job requires a lot of labor and materials, while landscape lighting simply entails installing some specially designed lights to your yard and home.

Read more to get a quick, handy guide on the benefits on Oahu landscape lighting, and what you should know before you start the process!

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Backyard fire pits are the tiki torches’ badder big brother. As far as statement pieces for your backyard go, it’s hard to beat the dramatic yet communal nature of large flames shooting out of an elegantly designed fire pit.

Modern permanently-installed backyard fire pits are far from mere holes in the ground, and have been designed to fit modern styles and uses. The best of the best are simply incredible. Check them out below.

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Hawaii often tries its hardest to keep everything as local and natural as possible. Our state has strict rules in an effort to keep our ‘aina, millions of years in the making, safe from invasive plants and animals (don’t even think about bringing a snake here!)

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Weak curb appeal? As those who spend chunks of their weekends covered in sweat and smelling like grass trimmings can attest, keeping the yard looking attractive is a necessary evil. An uncut front lawn can result in passive-aggressive notes from anonymous neighbors, or worse, formal letters from your homeowners association.

With the amount of time and energy spent on weekends taming the grass, who has time to embark on the intricate, labor-intensive projects Pinterest and HGTV insist are no big deal?

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I had actually never heard of or seen a grass roof until I stumbled upon this image:

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Stop tossing your celery stalks, pineapple crowns, and potato eyes… grow them into new foods easily! Check out our beginner-geared guide.

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