We won AGAIN!

Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery has been named the winner in Honolulu Magazine’s Best of Honolulu competition for 2015!  Thank you customers and friends for voting us Best Landscaper 2015.  As a nice surprise, Honolulu Magazine also published a short bio on Kevin Mulkern their Best of Honolulu issue.

40th Anniversary & Hawaii Business Magazine

June 2015 marks Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery’s 40 year anniversary!  To celebrate, our business anniversary was featured in Hawaii Business’ January 2015 issue. Read the article here: Corporate Anniversaries: Mulkern Landscaping By Tara Zirker “You could say we’re artists,” says Susan Mulkern about her family’s business. “We paint with plants.” For 40 years the creative minds at Mulkern […]

First aid for your water lily or lotus

The boom in aquatic plant sales the last 10 years has brought a boom in aquatic pests. Water lilies, lotus and bog plants all have unique challenges with bugs and diseases but we can adopt the tried and true techniques of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to start cutting down on problems. Careful with plant selection. […]

We won Honolulu’s Best Landscaper 2014!

We are so excited to share our most recent award with our customers today!  Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery has been voted Honolulu Magazine’s Best Landscaper of 2014. Mahalo to all our loyal customers past and present for making this happen.  For 40 years Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery has created stunning landscape designs and unique landscape installations for […]

Kailua Landscape Tips

Kailua Landscaping Tips by Dorothy Mulkern It’s all about Soil Prep for landscaping in Kailua. Soil prep is a combination of cultivating the soil, bringing in compost and adding the right fertilizers before ever installing new plantings. There is no substitute for adequate preparation and this dramatically impacts how quickly new plantings grow, and how […]

Choosing Water Feature Plants

Mulkern Nursery's Waterlily

Choosing Water Feature Plants: Piecing together a self-sustaining ecosystem Choosing water plants for your feature is easy. All of the following plants are puzzle pieces that form a complete, self-sustaining ecosystem.  Remember, water plants should not cover more than 2/3s of the water’s surface. Overcrowding aquatic plants limits air circulation and light. These factors make […]

Lotus Care & Repotting

Lotus Flower

Kevin’s Lotus Workshop February 22, 2014 About Lotus Lotus is found all over the world and is native to tropical parts of Asia, Australia and North America. In our containers, the plants can get between 3 and 5 feet tall. In ponds and in the wild they can quickly get very big, very fast. Repotting Instructions […]

Visit Punahou Carnival 2014 Plant Booth

Mulkern's Donation

Aloha kākou, Every year Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery donates plants to the Punahou Carnival.  The carnival raises money for the more than 500 students on financial aid at Punahou School.  Many of the Waimanalo nurseries donate plants to stock the Plant Booth.  This year Mulkern Nursery donated almost $1,000 in plants to Punahou now on […]

Water Conservation Workshop with Oahu RC&D

Nursery owners and operators are invited to this workshop on Water Management Strategies: Irrigation Management and Vetiver Workshop. The workshop will be held at Mulkern Nursery in Waimanalo on March 7, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This workshop will focus on best management practices (BMPs) that have the potential of improving the Waimanalo […]

Planting a New Tree

Men Pruning Tree

Trees are an investment that will last a lifetime. Here in Hawaii we are lucky – we can plant a tree any time of the year. In places with intense seasonal changes, it’s recommended that trees are planted during the dormant season – in fall or early spring. This allows the tree to establish before […]