Village Green Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Angie's List Super Service Award

Angie’s List Super Service Award

Village Green has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, for the fifth time in as many years, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2015.

Village Green won the 2015 Super Service Award for the following categories:  Landscaping, Lawn & Yard Work, and Lawn Irrigation (Sprinkler Repair.)

In our Founder & President, Ken Hyatt’s own words:  “Only about 5% of the lawn and landscape companies in North Texas have performed consistently enough to earn Angie’s List Super Service Award.  The fact that we did it in three categories makes me very proud of our team.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

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Village Green Featured on Angie’s List Experts Podcast

I have to admit that I was shocked when I got the call from the Angie’s List Experts podcast asking me to be the guest expert on their popular series.  If you aren’t familiar, the Angie’s List Experts podcast brings highly-rated service providers from Angie’s List together to answer questions and provide home owners with the best tips and advice for their next home improvement project.
 
My interview was for Episode 008, where I talked about spring lawn and landscaping tips for a beautiful yard.  Personally I think I sound funny, but my friends and family tell me that’s how I actually sound!  You can judge for yourself by listening to the episode on the Angie’s List website by clicking here.  Or listen to it on iTunes by clicking here. Regardless of how I sound, there is a lot of great information from my 30+ years of lawn and landscaping in this 15 minute podcast.
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If you have any questions regarding your lawn or landscape, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 972-495-6990 or ken@villagegreen-inc.com.  I’d be happy to answer any of your questions.  If you do listen to the podcast I’d love to hear what you think.

Thanks,

Ken Hyatt, Founder and President of Village Green

 

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Grubs are coming…is your lawn ready?


grubGrub worms, which are the larvae of June beetles, can wreak havoc to North Texas lawns as we move into late summer.  
They destroy your lawn by feeding on grass roots, leaving a carpet of grass that will stay green for a short time after the damage is already done, but will soon die (or get sucked up in the lawnmower the next time your grass is cut which happens more than most people realize.)  The good news is that NOW is the time to treat for grub worms and today’s blog entry will give you all the information you need to win the battle.

Grub worms have a three year life cycle.  In our area the beetle lay its eggs in late spring to early summer, with the grub emerging in a few weeks.  They start feeding pretty much instantly, as we’ve said, on the root system of your grass.  The problem is you often can’t see the damage until it already done because the carpet of grass that no longer has a good root system will stay green a short time after the roots are gone.  Another problem with grubs is that armadillos love to eat them, and if you have them around, they’ll start digging up your lawn to feed on the grubs causing even more damage.

That is why you need Imidacloprid.  We know that’s a tough name to remember (let alone say) but you need to make sure that is the active ingredient if you are treating for grubs.  Don’t pick up the first bag of Ortho or Bayer with an easier name that has a picture of grub.  Read the labels and make sure you get a product that has Imidacloprid which will create a barrier that prevents the grub worm from damaging your lawn.

Grubs_in_Lawns1568It is important to remember that Imidacloprid is a great preventative against grub worms, which means it is NOT effective once they are actively feeding, so the time to apply is NOW.  If you are going to do it yourself you should apply a preventative treatment within the next couple of weeks.  If you are busy and don’t want to mess with it yourself contact Village Green today for a FREE estimate on treating your lawn.

People often ask us what they should do when they see grubs in their lawn in spring?  Does it mean they are feasting on my lawn early?  The answer is no.  You’d be hard pressed to find a lawn in our area that doesn’t have some grub worms.  They only become an issue with their numbers grow to the point where they can cause widespread destruction in late summer (it is impossible for them to grow their numbers to the point of damaging your lawn in anytime but late summer in our area.)

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