Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
27 Sep 2021

The Carissa Holly Made Our Best Plants 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 show you one of our favorite plants to use, the Carissa Holly. They are an excellent landscape choice because all you have to do is install them and leave them alone. You don’t need to trim the Carissa Holly. Trimming with hedge clippers can make the leaves turn brown. The one thing you need to be careful about is over-watering. It works well in the sun or shade and doesn’t have insect or disease issues. If you need an excellent medium-sized plant, you will be hard-pressed to find a better plant choice than the Carissa Holly.

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06 Sep 2021

Best Plants Series – Dwarf Mexican Petunia

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 Dwarf Mexican Petunia. It is another favorite because it is what we like to call a flame-proof plant. The hotter and dryer it gets, the happier it becomes. It will eventually grow to be about a foot or so tall and will fill in. The one thing you have to watch out for is it spreading more than wanted (the non-dwarf variety of this plant is very aggressive and like bamboo.) If you need a dwarf plant to put in the foreground of a landscape with some nice color, you should consider the Dwarf Mexican Petunia.

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21 Aug 2021

What To Do If You Have Leaf Cutter Caterpillars

We recently featured the Canna Lily as one of our picks for our Best Plants Series.

The Cana Lily is a great choice for a customer who is looking for tropical looking plant for their landscape. They come in a variety of colors (both their blooms and leaves.) They also work well in certain spaces (where you need a tall vertical plant.)

But one of the downsides of the Canna Lily is you can get leaf cutter caterpillars which can make the leaves look ugly. In this video I’ll show you the damage leaf cutters can cause and how to get rid of them.

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If you are interested in learning more about our favorite plants be sure and visit our Best Plants Series on our YouTube channel (while you are there be sure and subscribe to our channel.) You can also watch some of our recent videos below.

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

16 Aug 2021

The ‘Understory’ Tree That is One Of Our All-Time-Favorites

We get many questions from customers on what our favorite plants to use in North Texas are. So many that we created our “Best Plants Series” to showcase our list.

Today we wanted to show you the Japanese Maple. It has to be one of my all-time favorite trees. Japanese Maples are what we call an understory tree. That means they like to be underneath another tree.

Ideally, you’d like them to be in the shade so their leaves don’t get crinkly during the heat of our North Texas summer.

They can do ok in the sun, but keep in as much shade as you can if at all possible. They can grow to be quite tall, but they are slow growers. Their bright red leaves make this a spectacularly graceful tree.

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If you are interested in learning more about our favorite plants be sure and visit our Best Plants Series on our YouTube channel (while you are there be sure and subscribe to our channel.)

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With over 40 years of experience in North Dallas, I know Village Green can help you achieve the lawn of your dreams at a very affordable price. And don’t just take my word for it. If you are interested, check out what others have to say in our many Google reviews.

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.

09 Aug 2021

Best Plants Series – Canna Lilly

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 Canna Lily. If a customer is looking for a tropical look in their landscape, our go-to plant is the Canna Lily. They come in different colors (both the blooms and leaves.) One of the downsides of the Canna Lily is you can get leaf cutters which can make the leaves look ugly. That is quite common, and there’s not a lot you can do about it. They are a perennial that will go dormant in the winter and need to be cut back. They will also spread if you don’t contain them. Even with those couple of downsides, if you want a colorful tropical plant, especially in a landscape around a pool, it’s hard to beat the Canna Lily.

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If you are interested in learning more about our favorite plants be sure and visit our Best Plants Series on our YouTube channel (while you are there be sure and subscribe to our channel.) You can also watch some of our recent videos below.