Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Anyone growing fall peas in zone 7 TN
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:40 pm

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:17 pm

» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:14 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:08 pm

» New England August 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:03 pm

» Is a natural breed hybrid GMO parent plants, GMO or not?
by No_Such_Reality Today at 8:26 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 8:19 pm

» What to do with fallen unripe tomatoes?
by ColleenW Today at 8:14 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by Fiz Today at 7:41 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Fiz Today at 7:29 pm

» Composting Particle Board?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 4:18 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by hammock gal Today at 4:13 pm

» Hello gardener's
by sanderson Today at 1:58 pm

» The Best Steps for Storing Tomatillos
by donnainzone5 Today at 11:36 am

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by countrynaturals Today at 11:10 am

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:17 pm

» Plumeria ?
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:07 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:38 pm

» Baba Ghanoush
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:04 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:05 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:30 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:09 am

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/19/2017, 8:58 pm

» Oregon City Newbie
by trolleydriver 8/19/2017, 1:04 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by sanderson 8/19/2017, 12:53 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 8/18/2017, 1:40 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver 8/18/2017, 12:10 pm

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal 8/18/2017, 7:48 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 11:05 pm


Search SFG Forum

Off topic : Xeriscape plants

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Off topic : Xeriscape plants

Post  OahuSFG on 7/6/2010, 10:15 pm

Ok, I just got a notice from my Neighborhood Association to landscape my front yard.
I do not want to spend a whole lot of time maintaining a lawn and prefer to be SFG in the back yard. I have a 2x5 in the front yard but it's not enough greenery for the rules. I also don't like the idea of possibly having my veggies walking away on their own.

Do you have any suggestions to make lawn care easier? It is enough work just keeping up with the weeds that grow year round.


Female Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-03-18
Location : Oahu, Hawaii

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Off topic : Xeriscape plants

Post  camprn on 7/6/2010, 10:19 pm

can you post a photo?

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Off topic : Xeriscape plants

Post  Wyldflower on 7/6/2010, 11:25 pm

I'm looking at xeriscaping, too, although the climate here in Colorado is far different than yours in Hawaii. One suggestion would be to get advice from University of Hawaii Botany Department. If you select plants that are native (rather than non-native bluegrasses) you will be taking advantage of the normal weather patterns for your landscape's water needs. The botany department can also advise you on which plants need less care in the way of pruning, etc.

What's the size of your plot that needs to be landscaped?

Female Posts : 530
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 66
Location : Colorado Springs, CO Zone 5b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Off topic : Xeriscape plants

Post  Chopper on 7/6/2010, 11:30 pm

There is a pretty useful pdf with pictures for landscaping with Native Hawaiian plants, including groundcovers HERE,


Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 62
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Halawa Xeriscape

Post  mikesakamoto on 7/7/2010, 3:06 pm

Have you visited the Xeriscape garden in Halawa? They can give you ideas on various plants. They'll have their annual plant sale on 8/7. Check out the Board of Water Supply website for more info.

Easiest way to have low maintenance landscaping is to use heavy duty weedblock cloth, cut out an X where you want to plant and laydown a thick layer of mulch.


Posts : 12
Join date : 2010-06-16
Location : Kaneohe, HI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Off topic : Xeriscape plants

Post  OahuSFG on 7/7/2010, 4:30 pm

Thank you all so much!

I'll start researching the suggestions here.
It's been one of those nagging jobs I have been putting off doing.

Reading the brochure on how our refuse is being recycled, there's a note on getting FREE mulch! http://www.opala.org/solid_waste/curbside.htm#free_mulch

Last edited by OahuSFG on 7/8/2010, 9:02 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : add llast paragraph)


Female Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-03-18
Location : Oahu, Hawaii

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Off topic : Xeriscape plants

Post  Sponsored content

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum