Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
15 Sep 2022
IRRIGATION REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

Fall Watering Guide for North Texas

Fall arrives in North Texas on September 22nd, so it is time to make sure your sprinkler system is ready for proper fall watering.

In fall, your soil loses about ½ the water it loses in the summer, so the easiest thing to do is to set the controller to only one day per week with three 10-minute bursts.

We recommend that you water in ten-minute bursts one day per week at 2 am, 4 am, and 6 am during the fall.

You can download our free watering guide here.

If your controller has a seasonal adjust percentage, you can set it to 50% of your summer watering schedule

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

If you need help with your sprinkler system give us a call at 972-495-6990. We offer affordable sprinkler tune-up visits as well as Irrigation Packages for the customer who wants a true worry-free lawn care service.

11 Aug 2022

Tips for Irrigating Your Home’s Foundation

With our dry and hot summers in North Texas, we get a lot of calls from customers wanting to know more about foundation drip lines. The questions we get asked the most are if they really need one, what do they do, and what is the best way to install them. We spoke with a friend of our owner and founder Ken Hyatt who is a structural engineer to get his thoughts on foundation drip lines which you can learn more about in this video.

If you have more questions or would like to explore how much a foundation drip line would cost for your home, give us a call 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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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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02 Aug 2022

How to Program You Sprinkler Controller for a New Landscape in Summer

In this video Hannah, our Landscape Manager, show you how we program a sprinkler controller after we install a new landscape during our hot summer months in North Texas. Many think that the summer and winter are not ideal months to install a landscape, but the truth is you can install a landscape any time of the year as long as you have a good design, select the proper plants, and water properly. If you are thinking about a landscape project, we would love the chance to earn your business with a complimentary landscape consultation. Call 972-495-6990 for more information.

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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.

DOWNLOAD WATERING GUIDE

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.

16 Mar 2022

Spring Watering Guide for North Texas

Spring officially arrives in North Texas on Sunday, March 20 which means it is time to update your sprinkler controller for spring watering.

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU WATER THIS SPRING?
In spring, your lawn and plants are coming out of dormancy from the winter and your soil needs
consistent watering. One of the biggest mistakes you can make with your lawn’s overall health is to not water properly for the season.

We recommend that you water in 10 minute bursts one day per week at 2 am, 4 am, and 6 am during the spring. Download our watering guide (feel free to share it with family and friends!)

Also, keep in mind that many of the newer sprinkler controllers have a seasonal adjustment which is easy to use with our watering guidelines.

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 in the spring they run one day per week for ten-minutes. Since various drip lines water slightly differently, it is important to pay attention to your beds to ensure they get the appropriate amount of water.

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.

20 Jan 2022

Ken’s Quick Tip: Your Lawn and the North Texas Drought

I wanted to stress the importance of watering properly during winter, which is more vital than ever because of pretty serious drought conditions in North Texas. Drought conditions have persisted in North Texas since October intensifying in December because of record-setting warm temperatures.

It is important to remember that your lawn continues to lose water throughout the wintertime if we are not getting consistent rainfall in North Texas.

In winter, a dry lawn is bad when we experience a dip in temperatures overnight. Those recent nights in the 20s can damage your dry lawn, which you can see quickly with plants. Most don’t realize that there’s also damage being done to the lawn with freeze damage and your yard being slow to come out of dormancy come spring.

Every year, like clockwork, we get calls in Spring with people wanting to know why their neighbor’s lawn is greening up, and their lawn is not. The reason is almost always because of underwatering of the lawn.

If you need help please download our Winter Watering Guide.

If you are looking for a company to help with your landscape and lawn health, 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.

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12 Dec 2021
Ken Hyatt

2022 Winter Watering Guide

In winter, even though your lawn and plants are dormant, your soil still needs consistent watering to keep it healthy. One of the biggest mistakes you can make with your lawn’s overall health is to turn your sprinkler system off during our winter months.

We recommend that you water one ten-minute burst one day per week during the winter.

Also, keep in mind that many of the newer sprinkler controllers have a seasonal adjustment which is easy to use with our watering guidelines.

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 1 to 2 minutes per day in the winter.) Since various drip lines water slightly differently, it is important to pay attention to your beds to ensure they get the appropriate amount of water.

Download Winter Watering Guide.

10 Sep 2021

Here’s Our Fall Lawn Watering Guide

The first day of fall 2021 is September 22 so now is the time to get your sprinkler ready for fall watering.

In fall, your soil loses about ½ the water it loses in the summer, so the simplest solution is to water one day per week versus the two you water in the summer. Download our fall watering guide.

We recommend that you water in ten-minute bursts one day per week at 2 a.m, 4 a.m., and 6 a.m. during the fall.

The reason we recommend watering at these times is that 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 fall.) Since various drip lines water slightly differently, it is important to pay attention to your beds to ensure they get the appropriate amount of water.

As always, if you have any questions or need help with your sprinkler system, give us a call. Proper watering is vital for a healthy lawn and we are always happy to help. You can also find a how-to video on programming your controller on our website or YouTube channel.

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.