Creating a beautiful and natural landscape in Hawaii is both an art and a science. With the right combination of landscape design elements, homeowners can create stunning outdoor spaces that are both visually pleasing and functional. This project was recently completed at a residential property in Kailua-Kona and featured lava rock retaining walls with an access ramp, planter boxes, living fences with lilikoi vine, irrigation system upgrades, and much more. The primary goal of the project was to create a solid pathway that gave homeowners easy access to the bottom part of their property. Followed by a secondary goal of transforming the property into a well-organized and aesthetically pleasing outdoor living space with custom planter boxes and a living fence with lilikoi vine. Read on to find out how this stunning transformation came together.
Overview of the Landscape Project
This project aimed to create a stunning outdoor living space on a residential property in Kailua-Kona. The scope of the project included building retaining rock walls with a concrete ramp at an angle to access the lower part of the yard, installing irrigation pipes for several faucets and watering stations, placing lava rock as a ground cover, constructing wooden planter boxes filled with organic soil, and building a solid structure for the lilikoi fence. In addition to these elements, the project also included an upgrade of the irrigation controller and the installation of some potted plants to provide privacy from neighbors. The final result was an elegant big island landscape that was visually stunning and functional for the homeowners.
Building the Retaining Walls and Ramp
The project started with the construction of retaining rock walls that were designed specifically for a concrete ramp going down at an angle to the lower part of the yard. This was followed by creating a rail system made of Ohia wood that fit seamlessly together and finished off the pathway with a polished look. While the retaining walls were being built our Hawaii irrigation system experts were busy fitting irrigation pipes together down the slope to provide several faucets and watering stations for the planter boxes and the fruit trees.
Adding Lava Rock, Irrigation, and Weed Barrier
Following the completion of the retainer wall construction, irrigation and plants were installed on the slope. Next, landscapers laid down weed barrier fabric to keep the area maintenance-free. We utilized pathway access and added pineapple plants within arm’s reach along the ramp. Finally, we placed 20,000 pounds of lava rock as a ground cover for a one-of-a-kind look, that rock also acts as a stabilizer of a slope to reduce erosion, and deterioration. Furthermore, installing lava rock ground cover allows for easy future access to the plants on the slope of the retaining wall once they are ready for trimming.
Installing Planter Boxes and Lilikoi Living Fence
With the retaining wall complete and access to the lower part of the yard established, we moved on to installing planter boxes for organic farming and a living fence with lilikoi vine. For the custom-built planter boxes, we used 4×6 lumber stained for protection to create four 4×12 boxes filled with premium topsoil. The lower part of the yard also got 6×6 posts set into the ground and a metal mesh frame with stained wood to support the weight of the growing vines. Finally, we upgraded the irrigation controller and ran additional irrigation lines for the existing plants. To finish off the project, potted plants were placed around the property to improve privacy from neighbors.
A Refined and Elegant Result
In conclusion, this project has been an amazing transformation of a residential property in Kailua-Kona. The lava rock retaining wall with a concrete ramp, the custom planter boxes, the living fence with lilikoi vine, and the upgraded irrigation system have turned this property into a stunning outdoor living space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Our team is proud to have been part of this project and we hope that our work will bring joy to the homeowners for years to come.
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As the experts in landscape services in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Landscaping offers a wide range of residential and commercial landscaping services. We specialize in creating unique outdoor environments that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Our team can design custom gardens, fences, water features, and more to help you create the perfect outdoor living space for your home or business. We also provide a variety of maintenance services, like fertilizing and trimming plants, to keep your landscaped area looking its best year-round. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve the outdoor space of your dreams that will bring years of enjoyment and satisfaction. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you create a beautiful outdoor space.