Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
21 Nov 2013

Meet the Team: Shelby Hyatt

Founded in 1980 by Ken Hyatt, Village Green is a family owned business that specializes in lawn care, landscaping, fertilization and weed control, sprinkler repair, and mosquito control. During the Holiday Season we also professionally install lights for both business and residential customers.  

Ken has always felt that the people behind Village Green are as important as the company itself.  With that in mind he asked the team to answer a few questions in order for our customers to get to know more about the Village Green employees who serve them. 

Shelby HyattQ&A WITH SHELBY HYATT, Doer of Whatever is Needed Done as Daughter of the Owner

Please describe what you do at Village Green.  

I do a lot of in and out jobs between doing bills and putting up Xmas lights at Dallas Baptist University.

How long have you worked at Village Green?  
Since I was born! [Which isn’t exactly true, but when you are the owner’s daughter you start helping with the family business at an early age!)

What would people be surprised to learn about you?  
I volunteered at the Dallas Zoo and got to feed and pet a rhino.
What some of your favorite things?  
My favorite past time is camping and hiking. 

Where did you grow up?  
What is your favorite TV show?  
My favorite TV show is between Once Upon a Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fringe.
Fill in the blanks.  I can’t live without laptoppets, and family
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be?  
Teddy Roosevelt, J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, and Walt Disney.
If you were a superhero would you be?  
Black Widow
20 Aug 2012

Do I Need to Replace My St. Augustine if I Lost it to Drought

I frequently get asked for proposals to re-sod St. Augustine. Most of the time the St. Augustine has been lost to poor watering and most of the time I tell the homeowner not to spend thousands of dollars on sod because the can grow it for free on their own. The photo below was taken of a North Dallas lawn in late August. The lawn hadn’t been watered at all this year and two weeks ago the entire parkway looked dead. Last week we had three inches of rain and today two-thirds of the grass has come back. Between a newly installed sprinkler system and good fertilizing by this time next year the parkway will probably have filled in without a single piece of sod having been laid.


19 May 2011

One tough weed – Virginia Buttonweed

This is Virginia Buttonweed.  What makes it tough to control is its viney roots underground.    Most weed killers that are labeled for dandelions such as 2-4-D products will control it but you’ll need to make several applications to kill out all of the roots that it has.  It’s this kind of weed that sends most homeowners to the pros.



19 Apr 2011

St. Augustine still shows freeze damage

Here’s an example of freeze damage to a St. Augustine lawn in richardson probably from radiating off of the concrete.  We’re going to use an 18-46-0 fertilizer made from dimonium phosphate to help the roots recover.  We’re using this type of fertilizer instead of the normal ammonium nitrate because brown patch feeds off of nitrogen from normal fertilizer.  This is a little more expensive for us to use but the results are worth it.