Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
30 Jun 2011

Why have a waterfall in Dallas landscapes?

If you have a Dallas landscape and have never even considered a waterfall, play this video and see if it changes your mind. It’s impossible to listen to this sound and not feel the stress of the day just melt away. This is a simple water feature with no open water, the stream drops onto river rock and splatters which not only makes a beautiful sound but it also give the birds a great place to bathe. Underneath the river rock is a very unglamorous paint bucket with lots of holes drilled into it that houses the pump. The paint bucket is surrounded by gravel so the water can fill into the bucket. When the water level drops from evaporating and splashing we have a float valve inside the bucket that is connected to the mainline of the sprinkler system that automatically tops off the bucket. Very simple, pretty much no maintenance and always the absolute favorite feature of any of our Dallas landscapes.

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23 Jun 2011

Lawn care tip: When is the best time of year to weed?

If there’s anything more annoying than weeds sprouting up throughout your Dallas lawn, it’s pulling each of those weeds. It might even seem like the old wives’ tale about pulling gray hairs applies to weeds: pull one weed and two more grow back. But if you time your weed pulling or weed control treatments right, you might just be able to see a decrease in the following season.

Lawn care specialists advise that if your Dallas lawn is comprised of 50 percent or more weeds, then it’s time for a “do-over.” But if you haven’t quite hit that limit (even if sometimes it seems that way), then you just need to strategize your weed control and come up with an effective battle plan.

For optimal weed prevention, Dallas lawn care experts recommend weeding in the spring and fall when they’re at their weakest point. During the spring, all plants are gearing up to grow, even weeds. The roots are trying to pump as much energy into the leaves as possible, which is where you need to take them out, thus eliminating much of the energy supply and ensuring they don’t have a chance to spread their seeds around.

If your weed problem rears its ugly head during the summer, Dallas lawn care technicians recommend weeding throughout the summer season, but get ready for the big battle in the fall. By treating germinated seeds, you’re able to get the weeds before they’ve even sprouted. If you were lucky enough to jump on the weeds in the spring, by fall they will be still trying to recover from the damage and will likely die off during the cold winter months when their much-needed nutrients and sunlight aren’t as prevalent.

If you’re tired of weeds in the summer, call your local Dallas lawn care company, Village Green Lawn and Landscape, before spring and fall to get a jumpstart on your weed battle!

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