Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
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.

08 Sep 2021

A Shady Lawn Landscape Update for Liz and Tim

Liz and Tim are longtime Village Green customers (20 years!), and over that time, their trees have matured, creating a shady lawn that made it hard to grow healthy grass. Liz and Tom fought the change at first and tried sodding many times, but ultimately they realized it was impractical and contacted Village Green to find a shady lawn solution. Working with our landscape architect, David Daigle, we created a tremendous shade-loving landscape design to extend their front yard landscape to cover the grass-challenged areas. Previously we had installed a beautiful stone border that we didn’t want to lose, so we left it in place and installed Arizona river rock in front of it (6 tons!).

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To frame the home, we used Pringle Yews, which gets about 4′ tall, and used Creme Demint Pittosporums, a small creme-colored shrub to add some contrast under their windows. Liz and Tim love their new landscape, so much so that.

Liz and Tim love their updated landscape. Liz told us she likes to stand in front of her home and take it all in! Liz also said that our Landscape Team of Hannah, Luis, and Juan were great. They accommodated anything Liz needed to be done, including placing her Moss Boulders exactly where she wanted them. Liz went on to say that Hannah did a great job of communicating during the project, letting them know who was going to be doing the tasks and when the work would happen.

In the end, the best compliment came in the form of their 5-star review on Google.

“Owner Ken Hyatt and the entire team at Village Green are fantastic! Village Green has maintained our lawn and landscaping for over 20 years, much to our satisfaction. In addition, we have had several major landscaping projects completed by Ken and his team over the years, all of which have been executed beautifully. The team just completed a major front yard re-do which has exceeded our expectations! We are incredibly pleased with Village Green and highly recommend them.”

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 emailKen@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

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.

11 Aug 2021

Landscape Spotlight: Tour Matt’s New Project in Allen

This project was our second for Matt, who needed some help with the front landscape at his home in Allen. As you can see in the before photos, the house had an older landscape with a severe slope at the entry. The property also had established trees which gave a lot of shade, resulting in a lack of grass that caused drainage issues at the entrance. In addition to those issues, the existing landscape was older and had a tired and worn appearance with plants that required more maintenance than Matt wanted. Since this was our second time working with Matt, he had a good idea of what he wanted, and we quickly worked up our plan, which would include a stunning stone wall to solve the slope and drainage issues and plants that would be low maintenance while giving a lot of color throughout the year. You can learn much more about our plant selections and other details on this project in today’s video.

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I’m happy to report that Matt was very pleased with the final results and Hannah and her Landscape Team. Matt had nothing but great things to say about working with Village Green a second time, from our communication to workmanship, making me super proud of our hard-working Landscape Crew.

Thank you, Matt, for being such a great Village Green customer and allowing us to showcase our work with your landscape project.

If you have a landscape project in mind, Village Green would love to earn your business. Founded in 1980, we are a family-owned and operated lawn and landscape company specializing in landscapes that start at $2,500. Call us at 972-495-6990 or email me Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

31 May 2021

Important Tips on How to Properly Set Plants in a Landscape

In this video, Hannah shows a few of our tips and tricks for placing plants in our landscape projects. If you are considering doing some landscaping this summer you won’t want to miss this video.

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If you don’t want to do it yourself and have a project in mind give us a call. We would love to earn you business.

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13 May 2021

Loropetalum (a.k.a. Purple Fringe Flower) Update for North Texas

In early April, we received so many calls from people worried about their fringe flowers (also known as Loropetalum.) These popular plants took a real hit from the February freeze. I did a video specifically on Loropetalum (watch it here https://youtu.be/CpzRgOBtxFg​).

I’m happy to share some good news from all that freezing weather we had in February in this video update. Not so fast on Lororpetalum (also known as Chinese Fringe Flower), we see signs of life for some of them in North Texas.

Be sure and watch the video to learn tips on what you can do to help your Loropetalum come back.

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If you have family or friends who would benefit from these videos, please share with them. If you enjoy these updates and don’t want to miss them in the future, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

And as always, if you are looking for a company to help you get a healthier lawn Village Green would love to earn your business. You can learn more about our affordable plans here.

Founded in 1980, we are a family-owned and operated lawn and landscape company based in Plano, Texas. Call 972-495-6990 or email me Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

04 Mar 2021

Village Green Neighborly Landscape Guarantee

As we start looking at how our landscapes weathered the snow and frigid temperatures we had in February, I know we have many customers worried about their new landscapes.

What is our guarantee after all this extreme winter weather?

It’s the same as it always has been. Village Green will do the right thing for you. We’ve been in business since 1980 because we are less concerned about what the warranty says and more concerned that you are pleased with your landscape and believe you have been treated fairly. If you have had plants die from the recent cold weather, give us a call at 972-495-6990 or email me at Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com.

We promise to treat you right. That’s our warranty.

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16 Jan 2021

Our Top 5 Quick & Easy Landscape Improvements

If you want to improve your lawn and landscape and don’t know where to start, consider these five quick and easy tips. We think you’ll find that dollar for dollar, they are the easiest, more cost-effective ways to improve the look of your lawn and landscape quickly.

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REPLACE RUSTED STEEL EDGING AROUND LANDSCAPE BORDER
We like to put in a stone border using the dry stack method, which is where we lightly trim the stone and put them on decomposed granite. This method will hold the stone securely in place, allowing you to easily and quickly reposition the stone if needed in the future. This quick update isn’t costly and makes an excellent addition to the old, rusted steel edging many people have in their landscape. The cost of this type of update depends on a few things, but a general price range is $2,000 to $2,400.

ADD RIVER ROCK IN UNDER THE TREE(S) IN YOUR LAWN
These areas often won’t grow grass because of an abundance of shade, and river rock with a stone border make the area look very nice. And better yet, the stone grows well in the shade! The cost of this type of update depends on a few things, but a general price range is $2,400 to $2,800.

CONNECT YOUR DOWNSPOUTS
One of the biggest problems we see with landscapes is not under-watering, it’s overwatering. Connecting your downspouts to a drainage system and running the water out through the curb is a great solution and will resolve over watering in your beds. The cost of this type of update depends on a few things, but a general price range is $2,500 to $3,000.

ADD DECOMPOSED GRANITE TO YOUR SIDE YARD
Often, grass has a hard time growing between the home and fence, and these areas are nothing but mud pits. If you added decomposed granite pea gravel and nestled in flagstone, your side yard will be more usable and drain properly. The cost of this type of update is generally $3,000 to $3,700.

ADD MULCH TO YOUR BEDS
The recommendation is always to have 2 to 3 inches of mulch in your beds. Village Green does Seasonal Bed Maintenance where we install the mulch, lightly weed, and trim any shrubs that need it. We also will add weed preventative and fertilizer. The crucial part of this, though, is adding the mulch. Two to three inches of mulch will insulate your plants’ roots from the heat and cold and hold in moisture. Having a couple of inches of mulch also will help cut down on the weeds in the bed. The cost of our Seasonal Bed Maintenance program depends on a few things, but a general price range is $1,100 to $1,300 a year.

These are the top 5 small landscape jobs we do that can significantly improve your lawn and landscape.

If you have a landscape project in mind, Village Green would love to earn your business. Founded in 1980, we are a family-owned and operated lawn and landscape company specializing in landscapes that start at $2,500. Call us at 972-495-6990 or email us at Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.