Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
19 Sep 2022

Fall Lawn Update for North Texas

What a summer! Blistering hot and dry for months, followed by some heavy later summer rain. You got to love our North Texas weather.

In this video, our President and Founder, Ken Hyatt, shares an update on what we’re doing in our lawn health customers’ lawns this fall and what you should watch out for based on our summer to ensure your lawn stays in optimal health.

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Founded in 1980, we are a family owned and operated lawn and landscape company. We would love to earn your business if you aren’t currently using Village Green for your lawn’s health. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

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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28 Jul 2022

How to Protect Your Lawn from Chinch Bug Damage

With our recent heat and lack of significant rainfall, we see a lot of drought stress in area lawns.

Drought stress is a severe problem in and of itself, but a far more significant and real threat to your lawn is chinch bugs which can cause considerable damage to St. Augustine lawns during our summer months (and they are easy to miss.)

Chinch bugs typically start near concrete, and their damage at first appears to be a dry spot in your lawn (which is easy to miss during a hot, dry summer like we are currently experiencing.)

If left untreated, this dry spot will spread, and your lawn will be in bad shape before you know it.

The good news is that chinch bugs are easy to control if you know you have a problem, and, in this video, we’ll show you everything you need to know to keep your lawn healthy.

Chinch bugs are easy to control once spotted, and in this video, I’ll tell you what we recommend.

If you have a lawn health problem, give us a call at 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information. 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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26 Jul 2022

Mid-Summer Lawn Update for North Texas

In this video, Ken shares an update on what we’ve been seeing in our lawn health customer’s lawns this summer. As you might imagine, we see a lot of drought stress in area lawns. We have received many calls from people wondering what is wrong with their yard and reports of other service providers saying there are fungal issues, chinch bugs, grubs, and even army worms.

Village Green has not seen any of that yet, mainly drought stress and rabbit urine damage (made worse if the lawn isn’t being watered correctly.) I think we’ll see chinch bugs eventually this summer. You can learn more about chinch bugs by watching the [640],shadow=true,start=,stop=.

If you have a lawn health problem, 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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13 Jun 2022

This is How Much You Should Water Your Lawn This Summer

Summer officially arrives in North Texas on June 21st which means it is time to get your sprinkler system ready for summer watering.

In summer, your soil loses the most water, and we recommend watering roughly an hour per week per zone in full sun.

We recommend that you water in ten-minute bursts two days per week at 2 a.m, 4 a.m., and 6 a.m. during the summer.

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We recommend watering at these times because it is cooler, which means less evaporation. There is also less wind that can blow the water onto your driveway, sidewalk, patio, or street. Also, keep in mind that many of the newer sprinkler controllers have a seasonal adjustment which is easy to use with our watering guidelines. Finally, if your lawn has a lot of shade, you can cut your watering to about a fourth of what we recommend and be fine.

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 10 minutes per day in the summer.) Since various drip lines water slightly differently, it is essential to pay attention to your beds to ensure they get the appropriate amount of water.

Introducing Village Green Irrigation Packages!
We have offered worry-free lawn and landscape health programs for years, and we are pleased to announce the next step in total lawn care with our Irrigation Packages. Over the years, we have found that out of all the homes we service, the homes that water properly have the best looking and healthiest lawns and landscapes. They also have the fewest problems. Proper irrigation is vital but not always easy. From seasonal adjustments of your sprinkler controller to identifying issues with your system before they develop into major projects, our irrigation packages are the perfect complement to our popular Lawn Health Programs.

If you aren’t currently enrolled in one of our Lawn Health Programs or Irrigation Packages we would love to earn you business in 2022. You can learn on our website.

10 Jun 2022

Early Summer Lawn Update for North Texas

The recipe for a healthy lawn is pretty basic. The ingredients are sun, water, and food (fertilizer.) Where things get tricky is with our weather in North Texas. Founded in 1980, Village Green has been through many summer seasons in North Texas. And what we’ve learned over the years is it is imperative to make sure your sprinkler system is ready and in peak performance for our hot and dry summer months.

If it is not, your lawn will become stressed when our temperatures start hitting the nineties and our conditions become drier. If you want to do it yourself, check out our tips for checking your sprinkler system below. Or better yet, give us a call at 972-495-6990 and let one of our certified sprinkler technicians come out for a system check and help you program your controller for proper summer watering.

We’re also focused on spot treating for summer weeds like crabgrass and nutsedge and treatments for chinch bugs, grubs, and fire ants. We typically don’t see any grub or chinch bug issues in late spring, but now is the time to do preventative measures for both (especially chinch bugs which thrive in our hot, dry months.)

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If you aren’t currently using Village Green for your lawn’s health, we would love to earn you business. Founded in 1980, we are a family-owned and operated lawn and landscape company–Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

24 May 2022

Shady Lawn Solutions

As we head into late spring and early summer, we get a lot of calls from frustrated homeowners who cannot grow grass in certain parts of their lawn. The issue is almost always the result of too much shade.

The grass isn’t that hard to grow if you have the three vital components. Sun, water, and food (fertilizer.)

So how much sunlight does your lawn need?
• Bermuda needs about 8 hours of sunlight to survive.
• St. Augustine needs about 6 to establish. Once established, you can plant a tree, and as the tree casts more shade, St. Augustine will gradually acclimate to less light (which explains why your neighbor may have thick St. • • Augustine under their trees, and you don’t).
• Zoysia has similar light requirements as St. Augustine.
• Fescue doesn’t mind the shade, but it’s a cheap short-term answer because you have to replant each year.

Inevitably when we explain the amount of sun required, a customer will ask if they can thin their trees to allow sunlight. Pruning your trees is not viable for growing grass in your bare spots. Thinning a tree is like removing an arm or two of an umbrella. You still have an umbrella. Studies have shown little difference in the amount of sunlight hitting the lawn under a thinned tree versus a pruned one.

So what is the solution? Our advice is acceptance. Embrace your shady yard (this is Texas, after all, and that shade is a wonderful benefit on hot summer days!) Shift your mindset from growing grass and instead invest in shade-loving plants. Many ground covers and shrubs do well in little to no light.

If you are looking for a shady lawn solution, give us a call. We’d love to answer any of your questions, recommend plants, and show you some of our work for other customers who had the same problem.

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.

16 May 2022

Mid-May Lawn Update

Even though it might not seem like it, we had a pretty severe winter in our area. That, coupled with a cool spring and the quick warm-up we’ve had the past few weeks, we are seeing some lawns struggling (this is especially true of St. Augustine, a tropical plant that doesn’t like a hard winter.) In today’s video update, Ken tells you more about what we’ve seen in area lawns and what we should expect as we head toward summer (which officially begins on June 21.)

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If you aren’t currently using Village Green for your lawn’s health, we would love to earn you business. Founded in 1980, we are a family-owned and operated lawn and landscape company—Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

18 Apr 2022

Mid-April Lawn Update for North Texas

In this quick video Ken gives an update on what we’re seeing in lawns in North Texas. If you aren’t currently using Village Green for your lawn’s health, we would love to earn you business. Founded in 1980, we are a family-owned and operated lawn and landscape company. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com.

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