Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
22 Aug 2016

Ken’s Quick Tip: Why You Should Aerate Your Lawn

Lawn aeration is an extremely simple process that anyone can do to their lawn.  Whether you want to do it yourself or hire Village Green boils down to the amount of time you want to invest punching thousands of smalls holes in your turf.  If you would like for us to do it for you, schedule by September 2 and we will aerate your lawn at for $20 of the cost.  You can contact us at 972-495-6990 or ken@villagegreen-inc.com for the exact price for your lawn.

The reason it is so important in North Texas is because of our infamous clay soil which are made up of tiny particles that compact over time.  The longer you go without aerating your lawn the more they compact.  This is bad for your lawn because it makes it hard for it to take in water, oxygen, and fertilizer (major components if you want a healthy lawn.)  If you have a lot of traffic on your lawn, whether it be people or pets, the problem increases which is why golf courses aerate their greens and fairways several times a year.

As a homeowner, you don’t need to go that far, but it is a wise investment to aerate your lawn once a year.  Once you poke thousands of holes in your lawn, you are creating little cups that will collect water, oxygen and fertilizer.  These components will be able to penetrate deep into your soil down to the root system of your grass, which will lead to a healthier lawn.

Which is why I recommend lawn aeration to our customers.  It makes sense.  Financially and environmentally, and better yet, the end result will be a much healthier and more beautiful lawn when you combine aeration with your ongoing lawn maintenance program.  

If you have any questions regarding lawn aeration or would like to save $20 and schedule your lawn aeration special, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 972-495-6990 ken@villagegreen-inc.comI’d be happy to answer any of your questions.

01 Aug 2016

Made in the Shade: Jim and Kris S. Landscape Project Spotlight

Jim and Kris S. have lived in their home in an older part of Dallas for many years.  The couple engaged Village Green to help design and install a landscape for the front of the property that would update the look of their home as well as help a few problem areas.  Since the home is an established area of Dallas, the trees in the front yard are large and full and the resulting shade has resulted in the loss of the grass since the couple first moved into the home.

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The project involved removing existing hedges, expanding beds, and installing shade thriving plants that are lower to the ground so the features of their home would provide maximum curb appeal.  In addition to our landscape design, and installation, our stone mason, Andres, created retaining walls, including a decorative wall stretching in front of the circular driveway.

The end result is stunning and Jim and Kris were so pleased with the project that they have graciously allowed us to feature their home in this special landscape project profile.

Since 1980, Village Green has specialized in creating extraordinary landscapes for our customers. Our personalized, one-on-one approach allow us to take your ideas and inspiration and transform them into a beautiful landscape that will enhance your home and happiness.  We are currently scheduling landscape projects for the fall, which is one of the best times of the year to install a landscape (it allows the plants to establish well in advance of the dog days of summer which can be especially hard on young plants.)  For more information and/or an estimate on your project contact us at 972-495-6990 or Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com.