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Invasive Plants and Your Maui Landscaping

Learn how to deal with native species in your outdoor beautification efforts.
May 17, 2013

Invasive Plants and Your Maui Landscaping

South Maui Homes

Home owners often neglect the beauty of their landscaping because they spend so much time inside, they forget about the outside. This is Maui! The temperatures are fairer than the other states, and we get a lot of sun, which is especially true of South Maui homes. If you could use a little inspiration for your outdoor living, there are plenty of experts on native Maui botanical species that will grow well here with little care, keeping your outdoor space alluring. Whether you are selling your home, or you are planning to buy one and you are interested in learning more about native plants, there is an upcoming event that you might like to attend.

Drop by the University of Hawaii - Maui College on Wednesday, June 5th to learn about how to distinguish invasive species from the natives. Invasives may also thrive on your property, but the question is, do you want them to? Native species are special, and you can often sense it just by looking at them. The native plants you find here grow nowhere else in the world, and their unique qualities can be obvious.

This talk will help you learn more about gardening while helping to protect Hawaiian ecology and food sustainability from invasive species. You will get a handy field guide to take home with you, and tips for reporting invasives. Lissa Strohecker will be holding the talk, and she is the Outreach and Education Specialist with the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC). This organization has been protecting our environment from invasive species for many years, with great success, making Maui a better place to live for both people and native species alike.

If you'd like to attend, RSVP with Lorraine Brooks at brooksl@ctahr.hawaii.edu or by calling (808) 244-3242, ext. 229. The class is located at 310 Kaahumanu Ave in Kahului, and it will take place between 5:30-7pm. As a final suggestion, keep an eye out for native plant sales around the island. The Maui Nui Botanical Gardens sometimes holds free native tree giveaways, so check in with them too. They are an excellent source of information on native species.

We hope we've given you some inspiration in keeping the land around your South Maui home beautiful and healthy, so you can make the most out of your island life! Mahalo!

RealEstateMauiHawaii.com - By Mark Harbison

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