Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
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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31 Mar 2022

What We’re Doing In Your Lawn This Spring

During the spring months, Village Green will make lawn health visits 3 thru 5 to our customers on one of our Lawn Health Plans. These spring visits are similar to each other as we will use high nitrogen, 28-3-10, or comparable fertilizer on all healthy grasses: bermuda, St. Augustine, and zoysia. Struggling lawns will receive an individual root-feeding fertilizer 18-46-0 made from diammonium phosphate. We like to use this on St. Augustine lawns with Brown Patch or similar diseases because they do not want to feed on this type of fertilizer.

Speaking of Brown Patch, we are watching our St. Augustine lawns closely for any fungal issues in April. Brown Patch is a fungus that can attack St. Augustine lawns in the spring because of ample rain mixed with warm days and cool nights. Damp, cool conditions can lead to Brown Patch. We treat the affected areas to prevent the fungus from spreading if we see it in our St. Augustine lawns. The timing of when our lawns come out of dormancy depends on our temperatures. Warmer temperatures mean our lawns will come out of dormancy early in April. Cooler temps mean it will be late April into early May.

If you aren’t currently using Village Green for your lawn health we would love to earn you business. Contact us at 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

21 Mar 2022

It’s Spring. Why Isn’t Your Lawn Greening Up Yet?

We’ve had a cool spring in North Texas, and the soil temperature hasn’t warmed up enough for our lawns to come out of dormancy. As we head into mid-March, we’re getting questions about dormant lawns. People are concerned something went wrong with their lawn’s health.

Now that it is officially spring, we should start seeing consistently warmer weather in our area, and our lawns will start greening up in North Texas. Ultimately that is up to Mother Nature, though, and sometimes it can take until mid-to-late April or even early May.

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The recipe for a healthy lawn is sun, water, and food (fertilizer.) We should add ‘warm’ sun to the list during a cool spring. We are in Texas, though, and we’re confident that warmer weather will be here sooner than we would like! And no matter how great our lawn health plan is, fertilizer won’t fully work until Mother Nature does her part and gives us consistently warmer weather to increase our soil temperatures.

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.

10 Mar 2022

Henbit: A Sure Sign Spring is Near in North Texas

A sure sign that spring is close is the arrival of henbit in North Texas lawns. And while any sign of spring is welcome, it is a weed and our main focus during spring.

As far as weeds go, henbit is pretty, with rich green and cute purple flowers, but we still don’t like seeing it on our lawns.

So, how do you get rid of henbit? The best way is to prevent it from starting in the first place, which means using a good pre-emergent in the winter. Our pre-emergent is very good at preventing henbit, and if for some reason the pre-emergent didn’t get in your lawn in time (or you didn’t apply it this winter), you can use a broadleaf weed control to make it go away. A good rule of thumb is anything that will make dandelions go away will also take care of henbit. Another easy tip to control henbit is to cut your lawn short (but please do not scalp it.) If the henbit comes back, mow again. The thing to remember is that henbit thrives in colder weather, and as we move into spring, our temperatures will get warmer, and henbit will go away on its own.

If you aren’t currently enrolled in one of our Lawn Health Programs we would love to earn you business in 2022. You can find out more about our plans here.

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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24 Aug 2021

Amyworms Have Invaded North Texas

Armyworms have invaded North Texas. We have been getting a lot of calls from concerned customers wondering if their lawns are dead. In today’s update, I’ll show you a yard that has sustained armyworm damage.

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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.

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 me Ken@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.

01 Aug 2021

The Importance of Being Vigilant About Drought Stress & Chinch Bugs This August

As I’ve mentioned, weather-wise, 2021 has been one strange year. From record-setting cold in February to what for us was a very mild June and July, we seem to have finally got our summer heat in August. In over forty years, I can’t recall a year where our summer heat started this late. But now that it is has arrived, we’re noticing many lawns are beginning to dry out, which can quickly turn into drought stress. This is a severe concern for lawns in our area as we head into August. We find that two-thirds of the lawn issues we see in the field are the result of under-watering. This is because a person isn’t watering long enough. Either because their sprinkler system isn’t set correctly, or they have unknown sprinkler system issues. It doesn’t take long in this type of heat for a lawn to develop drought stress, leading to a lot of lawn-related problems. The most serious by far is chinch bug damage (you can read more about that below.) How do you know if you have drought stress? These quick videos can help you diagnose a problem in your Bermuda or St. Augustine lawn has issues (or give us a call at 972-495-6690.)

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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. 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.