Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
28 Jul 2021

Are Amyworms Invading Your North Texas Lawn?

This year has been a strange one weather-wise, so it should come as no surprise that we are getting reports of armyworms invading North Texas lawns. We had an outbreak of these in the fall of 2018. Pretty much every bermuda lawn had them. This year isn’t as bad as 2018, but we have seen them in many of our bermuda yards.

So, what caused them, and what do all these armyworms do to lawns? Armyworms love summer rains, which we’ve had plenty of this year. They cause short-term damage to lawns and landscapes by chewing the leaves off of the plants. Armyworms don’t like St. Augustine, but if they are in a bermuda lawn, they can leave it looking like a lawnmower scalped it on the lowest setting in a matter of days.

The good news is your grass isn’t dead. It’s just cut back, and it will eventually fill back in. It may look bad for some time, and the armyworms are creepy, but there’s no long-term damage.

The treatment for armyworms is to spray an insecticide such as Bifenthrin or wait for them to pass.

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If you are looking for someone to help with your lawn health, sprinkler system, or landscape project, Village Green would love to earn your business.

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 or email me Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

24 Jul 2021

Mid-Summer Lawn Update for North Texas

Considering our February freeze, I’m not surprised that our summer has been relatively weird for North Texas. Our July has been cool and wet, so most lawns in the area are lush and green as we head into August (which is not typical.)

In today’s video I’ll share with you everything we’ve been seeing in our customer’s lawns, as well as some great takeaways about the importance of proper watering.

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There is one crucial thing I bring up toward the end of my mid-summer lawn update. It is about chinch bugs which are, in my opinion, the biggest threat to North Texas lawns. We’re heading into the time of year when we see less rain and temperatures will get hot, and lawns become dry. This is the kind of weather chinch bugs thrive in, and make no mistake, they can destroy your yard.

If you are looking for someone to help with your lawn health, sprinkler system, or landscape project, Village Green would love to earn your business.

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 or email me Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

17 May 2021

St. Augustine Lawn Update for North Texas

The fallout from the North Texas February winter storm is still affecting many in North Texas.

It is especially true for those who have St. Augustine lawns. It is no big surprise that some St. Augustine lawns are showing signs of freeze damage. After all, St. Augustine is a tropical plant and does not do well when temperatures bottom out to zero!

Be sure and watch our St. Augustine video update below on what we are are seeing in the field.

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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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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.

11 May 2021

Spring Lawn Update for North Texas

One of the biggest challenges we face in weed control in North Texas is a cool spring.

In these videos I explain why a cool April isn’t that cool for any fertilization and weed control plan in the below videos.

In the second video, I tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Dayflower Weed, one flower you don’t want in your lawn.

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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.

08 May 2021

It’s Time to Protect Your Lawn from Grub Worms and Chinch Bug Damage

When discussing insects that plague North Texas lawns, two of the most common we see are Grub Worms and Chinch Bugs. If you sign up for our Signature Fertilization & Weed Control + Insect Protection Plan your lawn will be protected from the damage I detail in these videos.

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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.

11 Apr 2021

What’s Going On With Palm Trees, Live Oaks and Loropetalum Purple Fringe Flower?

As hard as it is to believe, it has been nearly two months since our February deep freeze that caused significant disruptions in North Texas as well as widespread damage to some plants and trees.

We continue to get many calls, emails, and comments on our YouTube Channel with people looking for advice and expertise.

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12 Mar 2021

How To Know If Your Plants Survived The Winter Storm

We’re getting many calls and emails from customers trying to determine if their plants survived our epic February 2021 winter storm in North Texas.

Sadly many plants will not survive our record-breaking cold weather, but the good news is we see signs that many will survive.

Curious if your plants will survive or not? Watch this quick video where I show you how to perform a simple test to see if we feel a plant will come back.

If you need additional help with your lawn or landscape 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 or email me Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

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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.

21 Sep 2020

Landscape Spotlight: Sneak Peak of Phil & Karen’s New Landscape

Phil and Karen’s Dallas project is an excellent example of how we can work with homeowners over time doing the landscape in stages. The first stage of the project was in their backyard and culminated with an attractive water feature.