Landscaping your lanai
A well designed landscape enhances the natural location and adds that little something that makes the area distinctive. Many people are now living in condos with a bare lanai, and no garden. But don’t worry! There is a company here in Hawaii called Big Rock with easy solutions to landscape your lanai and create your own outdoor living space.
Big Rock is not a landscaping company, but rather a manufacturer of totally natural looking stone garden accents, including pavers, boulders, stone benches, Japanese garden stones, stone veneer, and other items too numerous to mention. The company is equally comfortable on the ground or on the lanai.
Honolulu’s Big Rock Manufacturing is the company that first created moss rock stepping stones in the early ’80s — the first concrete pavers that looked exactly like natural Hawaiian stone, but weighed nothing in comparison, and were easy to use on any flat surface.
Used by design professionals, landscapers and doit-yourself homeowners, lightweight cast stone makes lanai landscaping projects easy to do, and the finished project is a complete transformation from your bare lanai to a lovely relaxing garden setting.
You do not need to have a large lanai area and all can be done with pieces from Big Rock. If you can’t imagine what you would do, here are a few ideas and some pictures of lanai/floor landscaping.
Would you like a Japanese garden and the sound of trickling water?
Add a stone bowl sitting in a low fiberglass pond, a bamboo fountain spout complete with tiny pump, a few Japanese logs, some river rock and a kneeling stone. Add cranes or a small lantern and, of course, a few plants.
Prefer a simple glazed bowl or urn and trickling water?
Big Rock has a line of Bamboo Fountain Kits, each complete with a pump and ready to place on a container of your choice. Rocking fountains (miniature deer-scares) are also available.
Want a waterfall?
Big Rock has lightweight waterfalls of all sizes, but for the lanai, choose one 3 to 5 feet high. These are instant — just take home add water and you are done. As always, a bit of greenery adds the final touch.
How about a dry riverbed?
No power is needed, just some bags of assorted river rocks, stone edgers to contain the riverbed, a few small boulders here and there, and maybe a curved lantern and a frog or two.
Big Rock has an assortment of contemporary and traditional fountains, bubbling boulders, granite water wheels and more. Get your imagination in gear and let Big Rock help you make your lanai a focal point, and your favorite place to be.
address // 1050 Kikowaena Place
web // www.bigrockhawaii.com