Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
22 Feb 2022

Best Plants Series – Texas Sage

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

Today we are featuring Texas Sage.

The tricky part with Texas Sage is that it can get large and are a bit wild and woolly, but the beautiful flowers it produces make it worth the time and effort for occasional pruning

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If you are looking for a company to help with your lawn health 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 Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

14 Feb 2022

Mid-February Lawn Health Update

In this quick video, Ken gives a Winter Storm Landon update and what we are currently seeing in North Texas lawns.

As we work our way through the last weeks of winter, Ken shares what we are doing in our customer’s yards to make sure they are ready for spring which is only five weeks away.

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As always, if you have any questions or need help with your lawn or landscape, give us a call at 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com. We would love to earn you business.

01 Feb 2022

Protect Your Lawn from Weather Winter Storm Landon

With extreme cold and wintry precipitation in the forecast for North Texas compliments of Winter Storm Landon, we wanted to share some critical lawn and landscape tips based on current conditions in North Texas to make sure your lawn weathers Landon.

If you have question please reach out to us by calling 972-495-6990 or via email at info@villagegreen-inc.com.

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20 Jan 2022

Ken’s Quick Tip: Your Lawn and the North Texas Drought

I wanted to stress the importance of watering properly during winter, which is more vital than ever because of pretty serious drought conditions in North Texas. Drought conditions have persisted in North Texas since October intensifying in December because of record-setting warm temperatures.

It is important to remember that your lawn continues to lose water throughout the wintertime if we are not getting consistent rainfall in North Texas.

In winter, a dry lawn is bad when we experience a dip in temperatures overnight. Those recent nights in the 20s can damage your dry lawn, which you can see quickly with plants. Most don’t realize that there’s also damage being done to the lawn with freeze damage and your yard being slow to come out of dormancy come spring.

Every year, like clockwork, we get calls in Spring with people wanting to know why their neighbor’s lawn is greening up, and their lawn is not. The reason is almost always because of underwatering of the lawn.

If you need help please download our Winter Watering Guide.

If you are looking for a company to help with your landscape and lawn health, 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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18 Jan 2022

Landscape Spotlight: Brandon & Lindsay’s Maintenance-Free West Plano Landscape

Like many of our customers, Brandon and Lindsay discovered Village Green via a Google search. They, like so many in North Texas, had suffered some freeze damage in February 2021. As has been the case for many, the freeze allowed them to rethink their landscape design and update things that have bugged them for years.

Brandon and Lindsay had clear goals, and they wanted to re-do their front landscape and make it as maintenance-free as possible. They also wanted to replace their old border with a masoned, stone border (they even had sample photos to share with me to illustrate what they wanted.) Then another important but less sexy ask was to fix some issues with their downspouts which were causing problems being so close to their foundation.

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As you can see in the video, we removed their dead plants and the large, overcrowded hollies and replaced them with plants requiring no trimming. It doesn’t get more maintenance-free than that! We added kaleidoscope abelias for medium-sized, evergreen colors and used obsession nandina to frame the entry with a dash of a reddish color. To give some color and layering, we used giant liriope, perennial dianthus, and purple heuchera.

Brandon and Lindsay were delighted with our stonemason, Andres, and his work with the stone border. They also loved working with Hannah and her landscape team and have been even more impressed with our overall post-project follow-up. It is one of the things that sets us apart. When we install a landscape, we stop by and check in a few weeks later to make sure everything is going well. Our goal is to let our customers enjoy their landscape worry-free and not have to worry about it (that’s our job!)

I want to thank Brandon and Lindsay for trusting us with their landscape and for taking the time to leave their nice review on Google, where they first found Village Green!

Brandon & Lindsay’s Review
“Village green was excellent to work with. During the freeze, we lost a decent amount of bushes in our front landscaping. Ken came out, had specific plants in mind to put back, and wrote up a proposal with pictures of the plants. They also built a border wall the entire length of the landscaped area. Andres and his team, which Village Green subcontracted to do the wall, did an excellent job and made it look exactly as we expected. Their work was efficient and seems to be of very high quality. Then, Hannah with Village Green exceeded our expectations by fully listening to us on what we wanted, moved plants and borders around as desired, and efficiently managed everyone to get the job done. The whole crew went above and beyond. Throughout the entire process, the whole team was very easy to talk to, and we were easily able to communicate our exact vision. They executed it perfectly. My only complaint was they couldn’t start earlier! Understandable, though, as everyone in the metroplex was trying to landscape at the same time. Ultimately, great work, and I was very pleased with the outcome.”

If you are looking for a company to help with your landscape and lawn health 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 for more information.

10 Jan 2022

Best Plants Series – Trailing Rosemary

Trailing Rosemary makes our best plants for North Texas list. Our favorite part about this plant is the soft little blue blooms (somewhat purplish) this plant produces. It blooms sporadically throughout the year and will bloom in North Texas during our winter months. If you like a nice pop of color in your landscape, this plant is a great choice. As a bonus, it also gives off an excellent rosemary scent, and you can, of course, cook with it.

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12 Dec 2021
Ken Hyatt

2022 Winter Watering Guide

In winter, even though your lawn and plants are dormant, your soil still needs consistent watering to keep it healthy. One of the biggest mistakes you can make with your lawn’s overall health is to turn your sprinkler system off during our winter months.

We recommend that you water one ten-minute burst one day per week during the winter.

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 they run daily or close to it (roughly 1 to 2 minutes per day in the winter.) 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.

Download Winter Watering Guide.

01 Dec 2021

The Dwarf Yaupon Holly Makes Our Best Plants 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 showcase the Dwarf Yaupon Holly.
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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.

11 Nov 2021

The #1 Thing To Do To Prevent Winter & Springs Weeds

As we head into late fall and winter Village Green will transition to a fall pre-emergent to reduce fall and winter weeds in our Fertilization & Weed Control Program lawns.
For this preventative to work, it is vital that you properly water your lawn within two weeks of the application.
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Download our Fall Watering Guide
Pre-emergent herbicides are designed to control germinating weeds seeds. As the name implies, pre-emergent is targeted towards weeds that have not yet emerged from the soil. It is not intended to control existing weeds or weed seeds. The weed will only be killed when it begins to sprout and hits the herbicide barrier. It is possible for seeds to remain dormant and not be harmed by the pre-emergent herbicide application. This is why weed control is a constant process. There will always be seeds under the surface, and a portion will germinate each season. Annual applications must be made to reduce large infestations significantly.
At Village Green, we typically spray a liquid pre-emergent, which comes out in big droplets. When you water within two weeks of our application, it will spread the pre-emergent out and down into your soil, activating it and creating that barrier we are looking for to prevent those weeds.
 
If you need help controlling weeds in your lawn, Village Green would love to earn your business. Founded in 1980, we are a family-owned and operated lawn and landscape company—Call 972-495-6990 for more information.

08 Nov 2021

The Red Yucca Makes Our Best Plants for North Texas List

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 showcase the Red Yucca.
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If you have family or friends who would benefit from this video, please share it with them. 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.