Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
15 Sep 2022
IRRIGATION REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

Fall Watering Guide for North Texas

Fall arrives in North Texas on September 22nd, so it is time to make sure your sprinkler system is ready for proper fall watering.

In fall, your soil loses about ½ the water it loses in the summer, so the easiest thing to do is to set the controller to only one day per week with three 10-minute bursts.

We recommend that you water in ten-minute bursts one day per week at 2 am, 4 am, and 6 am during the fall.

You can download our free watering guide here.

If your controller has a seasonal adjust percentage, you can set it to 50% of your summer watering schedule

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 they run daily or close to it (roughly 5 minutes per day in the fall.) 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.

If you need help with your sprinkler system give us a call at 972-495-6990. We offer affordable sprinkler tune-up visits as well as Irrigation Packages for the customer who wants a true worry-free lawn care service.

13 Sep 2022

New Landscape Tour – Daniel & Jen in Murphy

Daniel and Jen in Murphy contacted us to help reimagine their landscape after they lost most of their plants in last year’s freeze (all they had left were a few worn-out holly hedges.) The couple, who were a pleasure to work with, wanted those replaced with something that would be easier to maintain and withstand North Texas winter freezes and blazing summer heat. Their other ask was to remove their old, rusted steel edging by installing a new stone border.

Over the years, we’ve worked with many landscape customers, some of whom like us to do everything, and others want to be part of the process. Daniel and Jen were the latter, and we had a lot of fun collaborating on what plants would be best and where we would place them in the final landscape (which we love because we know when the project is done, we have created the landscape the exact way they wanted.)

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As you can see in the video and before and after photos, the result turned out great. Daniel and Jen are delighted with the results and raved about Hannah and her Landscape Team. The couple went on to say that anytime they asked for a change, no matter if it was Hannah, Darrius, or Manny, the team said yes and did it with a big smile which they loved because a lot of contractors will grumble and roll their eyes when asked to make changes. They loved our work and team so much that they have already recommended our landscape services to a co-worker and told other friends who were thinking about a landscape to call us.

At Village Green, we know a landscape is an investment in the future of your home, so we make it a point to take the extra steps to deliver on our mission to grow plants, people, and relationships so we end up with happy customers like Daniel and Jen.

If you are thinking about a landscape project, we would love the chance to earn your business with a complimentary landscape consultation.

Our Landscape Services Include:
Landscape Planning & Design
Plant & Tree Recommendation & Selection
Patios & Walkways
Outdoor Landscape Lighting
Fireplaces, Fire Pits, and Outdoor Kitchens
Landscaping Installation
Worry-Free Guarantee – Including a Plant Warranty.

Our landscapes start at $5,000 and go up to $100,000 + on large-scale projects. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

06 Sep 2022

Landscape Tour Revisit – Steve & Cathy in Richardson

Today we wanted to revisit Steve and Cathy’s landscape project in Richardson. At Village Green, we know a landscape is an investment in the future of your home, so we make it a point to revisit our projects to ensure the landscape is progressing as planned and that our customers are happy with the results. Taking the extra step is essential to us because our underlying mission at Village Green is to grow plants, people, and relationships.

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An added benefit of revisiting a project is capturing video and photos of how a landscape looks once it gets properly established. This helps us illustrate to current landscape customers how their landscape will look after a year.

Below is our original Landscape Tour for this project after our installation which really illustrates how different your landscape will look after a year.

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If you are thinking about a landscape project and would be interested in working with Village Green, we would love the chance to earn your business with a complimentary landscape consultation.

Our Landscape Services Include:
Landscape Planning & Design
Plant & Tree Recommendation & Selection
Patios & Walkways
Outdoor Landscape Lighting
Fireplaces, Fire Pits, and Outdoor Kitchens
Landscaping Installation
Worry-Free Guarantee – Including a Plant Warranty.

Our landscapes start at $5,000 and go up to $100,000 + on large-scale projects. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com to schedule a complimentary landscape consultation.

31 Aug 2022

Lawn Health Tip – How to Get Rid of Spurge Weed in Your Lawn

In today’s video, we want to tell you about spurge, a fast-growing weed we see in late summer here in North Texas. Spurge tends to pop up after summer rain when we also have high temperatures and humidity. Spurge is a tough weed because it grows low to the ground and spreads fast! If you are not on top of it, it can spread through your lawn before you realize you have a severe problem.

The good news is that it is not that difficult of a weed to treat. You can get rid of it pretty quickly, with your most significant challenge being you can’t prevent it, only treat it once it has come up on your lawn.

If you have a lawn health, landscape, or sprinkler question or concern give us a call us at 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com.

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25 Aug 2022

How Do You Get Rid of Nutsedge in your North Texas Lawn?

Nutsedge is a weed we see a lot of in the summer months in North Texas. It is a dark-green leafed weed that looks a lot like grass that is sticking straight up. But nutsedge isn’t a grass even though it is usually mistaken for a grassy weed. If you look closely at or feel nutsedge, you’ll notice the leaf isn’t flat, and it is triangular – that’s what makes it different from a grassy weed (they have flat-bladed leaves.) Another annoying trait of nutsedge is that it grows remarkably fast once cut (which drives homeowners nuts!) Another reason nutsedge often goes unchecked is that homeowners do not understand that it is not a grassy weed and try to treat it with a grassy weed product which will not work.

So how do you get rid of nutsedge? The truth is there isn’t a product that kills it. And trying to pull it up by the roots is not a good idea because nutsedge has nuts attached to the roots. You can pull up the first one, but if you don’t get the second one, and in our North Texas clay soil, you rarely get the second one, you will end up splitting it, resulting in even more nutsedge.

The best tip is to go with a product that will stunt it (hopefully for the season.) You can learn more about these products in today’s video.

If you are tired of messing with nutsedge and other weeds, check out our affordable lawn health plans, or better yet, call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for a complimentary lawn consultation.

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22 Aug 2022

Landscape Tip: Use Black Stained Mulch to Create a Landscape that Pops!

Today we wanted to show you a new product we’re using in our landscapes, black stained mulch. It is a fine shredded hardwood, organic mulch that still breaks down and provides good nutrients back into the soil. The reason we like to use it is that the black color really makes our landscapes pop! It makes the plants stand out and creates a unique look to our landscapes.

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If you are thinking about a landscape project and would be interested in working with Village Green, we would love the chance to earn your business with a complimentary landscape consultation.

Our landscapes start at $5,000 and go up to $100,000 + on large-scale projects. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com to schedule a complimentary landscape consultation.

18 Aug 2022

Everything You Need To Know About Landscape Lighting – Night Version

Today we wanted to show you our new outdoor landscape lights, how they look at night and some of the different ways we’ve used these outdoor lighting fixtures.

Landscape lighting has become increasingly popular in North Texas, and for a good reason. Professionally installed outdoor lighting creates beautiful and dramatic curb appeal making your home feel warm and inviting. It can also help increase your home’s value and make your landscape safer for you and your guests, which is especially important if you have steps or uneven areas in your landscape.

When installing outdoor lighting, it is best to work with a reputable and professional landscape company to design and install your lights, saving you time and money in the long run. If you are interested in outdoor lighting, call us to learn more. We would love the chance to earn your business with a complimentary consultation.

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

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15 Aug 2022

Everything You Need To Know About Landscape Lighting

Today we wanted to show you the new outdoor lighting fixtures we’re using for our outdoor lighting projects. Landscape lighting has become increasingly popular in North Texas, and for a good reason. Professionally installed outdoor lighting creates beautiful and dramatic curb appeal making your home feel warm and inviting. It can also help increase your home’s value and make your landscape safer for you and your guests, which is especially important if you have steps or uneven areas in your landscape.

When installing outdoor lighting, it is best to work with a reputable and professional landscape company to design and install your lights, saving you time and money in the long run. If you are interested in outdoor lighting, call us to learn more. We would love the chance to earn your business with a complimentary consultation.

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Our Landscape Services Include:
Landscape Planning & Design
Plant & Tree Recommendation & Selection
Patios & Walkways
Outdoor Landscape Lighting
Fireplaces, Fire Pits, and Outdoor Kitchens
Landscaping Installation
Worry-Free Guarantee – Including a Plant Warranty.

Our landscapes start at $5,000 and go up to $100,000 + on large-scale projects. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

11 Aug 2022

Tips for Irrigating Your Home’s Foundation

With our dry and hot summers in North Texas, we get a lot of calls from customers wanting to know more about foundation drip lines. The questions we get asked the most are if they really need one, what do they do, and what is the best way to install them. We spoke with a friend of our owner and founder Ken Hyatt who is a structural engineer to get his thoughts on foundation drip lines which you can learn more about in this video.

If you have more questions or would like to explore how much a foundation drip line would cost for your home, give us a call at 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com. With 40+ years of experience in North Texas and hundreds of satisfied customers, we know we can help with your lawn and landscape needs.

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09 Aug 2022

How to Care for Your Lawn in a Drought

As you would imagine with a summer as dry and hot as 2022, we are seeing a lot of drought stress in area lawns. Regardless of the reason (sprinkler system issues or underwatering,) every person’s first question is if their lawn is dead.

The short answer is no. Your lawn is not dead. It isn’t happy and may look bad, but if you follow the tips presented in today’s video, you can bring it back from drought stress.

If you have a lawn health problem or sprinkler system issues, call us at 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com. With 40+ years of experience in North Texas and hundreds of satisfied customers, we know we can help with your lawn and landscape needs.

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