Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
31 Mar 2022

What We’re Doing In Your Lawn This Spring

During the spring months, Village Green will make lawn health visits 3 thru 5 to our customers on one of our Lawn Health Plans. These spring visits are similar to each other as we will use high nitrogen, 28-3-10, or comparable fertilizer on all healthy grasses: bermuda, St. Augustine, and zoysia. Struggling lawns will receive an individual root-feeding fertilizer 18-46-0 made from diammonium phosphate. We like to use this on St. Augustine lawns with Brown Patch or similar diseases because they do not want to feed on this type of fertilizer.

Speaking of Brown Patch, we are watching our St. Augustine lawns closely for any fungal issues in April. Brown Patch is a fungus that can attack St. Augustine lawns in the spring because of ample rain mixed with warm days and cool nights. Damp, cool conditions can lead to Brown Patch. We treat the affected areas to prevent the fungus from spreading if we see it in our St. Augustine lawns. The timing of when our lawns come out of dormancy depends on our temperatures. Warmer temperatures mean our lawns will come out of dormancy early in April. Cooler temps mean it will be late April into early May.

If you aren’t currently using Village Green for your lawn health we would love to earn you business. Contact us at 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

29 Mar 2022

Important Tips on Transplanting Plants

In today’s video, Ken shared a couple of tips that are helpful to note when transplanting plants.

When you dig the plant up, if the soil drops off the root ball and the roots are exposed, the plant will likely not survive. If we have a good and large enough root ball, the plant typically will be fine.

The second important thing when transplanting a plant is making sure you give the plant enough water. It is nearly impossible to overwater a transplanted plant, and it is vital to water the plant by hand to make sure it is getting enough water.

Keep in mind that it is common for the leaves to drop off the transplanted plant. As long as you can see some new leaf growth, the plant should be fine.

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If you have a landscape project job in mind for 2022, we would love the opportunity to discuss your project. Our landscapes start at $2,500 and go up to $100,000 + on large scale projects. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

21 Mar 2022

It’s Spring. Why Isn’t Your Lawn Greening Up Yet?

We’ve had a cool spring in North Texas, and the soil temperature hasn’t warmed up enough for our lawns to come out of dormancy. As we head into mid-March, we’re getting questions about dormant lawns. People are concerned something went wrong with their lawn’s health.

Now that it is officially spring, we should start seeing consistently warmer weather in our area, and our lawns will start greening up in North Texas. Ultimately that is up to Mother Nature, though, and sometimes it can take until mid-to-late April or even early May.

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The recipe for a healthy lawn is sun, water, and food (fertilizer.) We should add ‘warm’ sun to the list during a cool spring. We are in Texas, though, and we’re confident that warmer weather will be here sooner than we would like! And no matter how great our lawn health plan is, fertilizer won’t fully work until Mother Nature does her part and gives us consistently warmer weather to increase our soil temperatures.

If you aren’t currently using Village Green for your lawn’s health, we would love to earn you business. Founded in 1980, we are a family-owned and operated lawn and landscape company. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

16 Mar 2022

Spring Watering Guide for North Texas

Spring officially arrives in North Texas on Sunday, March 20 which means it is time to update your sprinkler controller for spring watering.

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU WATER THIS SPRING?
In spring, your lawn and plants are coming out of dormancy from the winter and your soil needs
consistent watering. One of the biggest mistakes you can make with your lawn’s overall health is to not water properly for the season.

We recommend that you water in 10 minute bursts one day per week at 2 am, 4 am, and 6 am during the spring. Download our watering guide (feel free to share it with family and friends!)

Also, keep in mind that many of the newer sprinkler controllers have a seasonal adjustment which is easy to use with our watering guidelines.

Important Note for Rotary Head Sprinklers and Drip Systems:
If you have rotary head sprinklers (they slowly turn and send out long streams of water), we recommend running twice as long as you would regular sprinklers since it takes them longer to put out the same amount of water. Drip Zones (drip systems work by maintaining a level of moisture in the soil.) We recommend that in the spring they run one day per week for ten-minutes. Since various drip lines water slightly differently, it is important to pay attention to your beds to ensure they get the appropriate amount of water.

Village Green Irrigation Packages!
We have offered worry-free lawn and landscape health programs for years, and we are pleased to announce the next step in total lawn care with our Irrigation Packages. Over the years, we have found that out of all the homes we service, the homes that water properly have the best looking and healthiest lawns and landscapes. They also have the fewest problems. Proper irrigation is vital but not always easy. From seasonal adjustments of your sprinkler controller to identifying issues with your system before they develop into major projects, our irrigation packages are the perfect complement to our popular Lawn Health Programs.

If you aren’t currently enrolled in one of our Lawn Health Programs or Irrigation Packages we would love to earn you business.

10 Mar 2022

Henbit: A Sure Sign Spring is Near in North Texas

A sure sign that spring is close is the arrival of henbit in North Texas lawns. And while any sign of spring is welcome, it is a weed and our main focus during spring.

As far as weeds go, henbit is pretty, with rich green and cute purple flowers, but we still don’t like seeing it on our lawns.

So, how do you get rid of henbit? The best way is to prevent it from starting in the first place, which means using a good pre-emergent in the winter. Our pre-emergent is very good at preventing henbit, and if for some reason the pre-emergent didn’t get in your lawn in time (or you didn’t apply it this winter), you can use a broadleaf weed control to make it go away. A good rule of thumb is anything that will make dandelions go away will also take care of henbit. Another easy tip to control henbit is to cut your lawn short (but please do not scalp it.) If the henbit comes back, mow again. The thing to remember is that henbit thrives in colder weather, and as we move into spring, our temperatures will get warmer, and henbit will go away on its own.

If you aren’t currently enrolled in one of our Lawn Health Programs we would love to earn you business in 2022. You can find out more about our plans here.