Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
27 Apr 2021

Our Favorite Plants For Landscape Projects

The worried calls we received about freeze damage from the February storm have turned to questions about replacement plant recommendations.

In these videos, Ken recommend what we feel are some of the best plants that we use for our landscape projects.

Keep in mind that there is currently a nationwide shortage of plants. Plants are literally being rationed! The joke around our shop is that plants are harder to find this spring than toilet paper was a year ago!

All kidding aside, the shortage is the result of the growers losing a lot of plants because of the February freeze and increased demand for replacement plants for many North Texans. The demand has quadrupled!

If you are looking for plants recommendations for your lawn or landscape be sure and watch all the videos in this series.

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11 Apr 2021

What’s Going On With Palm Trees, Live Oaks and Loropetalum Purple Fringe Flower?

As hard as it is to believe, it has been nearly two months since our February deep freeze that caused significant disruptions in North Texas as well as widespread damage to some plants and trees.

We continue to get many calls, emails, and comments on our YouTube Channel with people looking for advice and expertise.

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02 Apr 2021

Do You Call Them Crane Flies, Mayflies, or Mosquito Hawks?

After our crazy February weather, you might fear that the giant mosquitoes descending on North Texas are some weird anomaly caused by our record-breaking cold winter. The good news is they are not, and you can rest easy that these mega-mosquitoes are crane flies that are entirely normal at this time of year.

You may have heard them called mayflies, mosquito hawks, skeeter eaters, and my favorite, mosquito on steroids! But regardless of what you call them, these inch-long, gangly-legged insects that will sneak into your home and bouncing off the walls and ceilings are, in fact, crane flies. They are also entirely harmless, even though many internet sites say they can bite or sting.

The interesting thing about adult crane flies is how little they eat, if at all, according to the experts. Some will sponge up liquids, such as dew and honey water. And others will visit flowers to take up nectar. But the reason they don’t eat much is that adult crane flies don’t have time. They only live a few days.

Crane flies spend most of their time as larvae living underwater in streams, the edges of ponds, within wet logs, or in other damp places, and then emerge as adults for a quick mating spree before dying.

If you have a lawn or landscape related problem or question give us a call at 972-495-6990 or email Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com.