Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
25 Oct 2021

Landscape Spotlight: Jeff in West Plano

Jeff is another customer that discovered Village Green via Google. Like many in North Texas, Jeff had lost some plants in February during our epic deep freeze. Jeff didn’t want to start his landscape from scratch and redo his entire front, so he tasked us with replacing the lost plants with new ones that would work well with the plants he liked and had survived the freeze.

Jeff had lost some dwarf pittosporum and Indian hawthorns, which we replaced with a combination of kaleidoscope abelia and giant liriope. We went with these plants because they will add more color and texture to his landscape.

Another requirement for Jeff was updating his landscape with plants that wouldn’t ultimately cover his windows and obstruct his view. To accomplish this, we selected flirt nandina, a small, feathery plant that will turn red in the winter, plus some yellow carex grass to add a different texture element.

In front of the right-hand wall, Jeff wanted a plant that would screen the wall without getting too tall, so we went with compact nandina, which will get tall enough to screen the wall without covering it completely.

In the end, Jeff was very pleased with our landscape work and said Hannah and her landscape team had done everything they could to make sure he was happy, including offering several different varieties of plants.

A big thank you to Jeff for choosing Village Green for his updated landscape and allowing us to showcase our work on his project. If you enjoy these updates and don’t want to miss them in the future, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

If you are looking for a company to help with your lawn or landscape, please give Village Green a chance to earn your business. Founded in 1980, we are a family-owned and operated lawn and landscape company based in Plano, Texas. Call 972-495-6990 or email Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

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14 Oct 2021

The Leopard Plant Makes A Great Choice for North Texas Landscapes

We get many questions from customers on what our favorite plants to use in North Texas are. So many Ken has recorded a “Best Plants Series.”

Today we wanted to show you one of our favorite plants to use, the Leopard Plant. The plant in this video is green, but you’ll often find variations with leopard-like spots. The Leopard Plant has an attractive, alien-like leaf. For the most part, Leopard Plant is an evergreen plant. If we have long-term below-freezing weather (like we did in February 2021), they can suffer freeze burn, but they will bounce back. If you want a visually striking plant that does well in the shade, you should consider the Leopard Plant.

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And as always if you are looking for a company to help with your lawn or landscape, please give Village Green a chance to earn your business. Founded in 1980, we are a family-owned and operated lawn and landscape company based in Plano, Texas.

04 Oct 2021

A Refreshing Update for Jan and John’s West Plano Landscape

Like many of our customers, Jan and John found Village Green on a Google search. When we had our first meeting, it was evident that Jan and John were well-informed homeowners who knew their landscape. Like many customers, they loved certain parts of their landscape (in their case, they loved the left side with the holly ferns and taxus) but wanted to improve other areas that needed to be updated and or repaired from our February deep freeze.

Smartly they didn’t want to start from scratch and asked us to take what they had that worked and improve upon the rest.

There’s a fine art to updating an existing landscape. The trick being to make sure the new elements complement versus overpower the established landscape. Editing is also essential, and less is more when adding plants into an existing design, so it doesn’t become cluttered and busy.

In landscape design, it is essential to have repeated patterns to draw the eye. Since they already had liriope on the left, we added giant liriope to the areas we updated. The left also had spreading plum yews, so we used upright pringle yews to frame their entry and give more continuity to the landscape. In addition to that, we added pale yellow carex grass and dianthus for a dash of color.

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Jan and John have a beautiful, natural landscape that will be low maintenance for them in the future. All of the plants we used did fine this past February during our 100-year freeze and will do equally well in our blazing summer months.

In the end, Jan and John were pleased with our landscape work and praised Hannah and her team. In their own words: “Hannah and her crew did a very nice job and also a great job explaining it all to us.”

A big thank you to Jan and John for choosing Village Green for their updated landscape and allowing us to showcase our work on their project.

If you enjoy these updates and don’t want to miss them in the future, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

If you are looking for a company to help with your lawn or landscape, please give Village Green a chance to earn your business. Founded in 1980, we are a family-owned and operated lawn and landscape company based in Plano, Texas.

Call 972-495-6990 or email Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.