Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
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.

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.

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.

13 Jul 2021

A Bucket Can Show You How Much To Water This Summer

How much should you be watering your lawn this summer is a question I get asked a lot.

The short answer is roughly an hour per week per zone, assuming you are using a standard sprinkler spray head (you can download our free summer watering guide here.)

Where do I get that number?

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Imagine placing a bucket full of water in the middle of your lawn in full sun. If you came back and checked that bucket after a week, you’d find that it has lost about an inch of water. A lawn is no different. Your lawn loses about an inch of water per week during the summer. I recommend an hour per work per zone because a standard spray sprinkler head takes about an hour to put out an inch of water.

When I ask people how long they are watering in the summer, I generally hear “about 30 minutes” which is not long enough. Consider that bucket in the middle of the lawn again. If we are only adding a half of an inch per week (what a standard spray sprinkler head will put out in 30 minutes) while losing an inch per week when we come back at the end of the month, the bucket will have a lot less water. It won’t be empty. But it won’t be enough to keep your lawn thriving through our hot summer months.

As summer progresses, your soil will get progressively dryer, making it difficult for the grassroots to reach down into your soil to get to the water.

If your sprinkler system has rotary heads, you want to be watering about 50% to double the time of standard spray sprinkler heads since rotary heads have to cover twice the area to deliver the same amount of water.

If you enjoy our videos and don’t want to miss them in the future, be sure and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Also, feel free to share these emails with your family and friends.

And as always, if you are looking for a company to help you get a healthier lawn or starting a landscape project Village Green would love 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 me Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

10 Jun 2021

Summer Watering Guide for North Texas Lawns

Summer is the season your soil loses the most water, and why 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 2021 Summer Watering Guide

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 summer.) Since various drip lines water slightly differently, it is important to pay attention to your beds to make sure they get the appropriate amount of water.

You can find a how-to video on programming your controller and other helpful lawn and landscape related info in our Video Library.

If you have any questions or need additional help give us a call at 972-495-6990.

20 Mar 2021

This Is How Much You Should Water This Spring

In spring, your lawn and plants are coming out of dormancy from the winter and your soil needs regular watering. One of the biggest mistakes you can make with your lawn health is to not water properly for the season.

In spring, we recommend you water in ten-minute
bursts one day per week at 2 am, 4 am and 6 am.

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 your water onto your driveway, sidewalk, patio or street. Also, keep in mind that many of the newer sprinkler controllers have a seasonal adjustment (set to 50% during spring) which is easy to use with your 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.

Download our FREE Spring Watering Guide
Feel free to share our free watering guide with your family and friends.

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 three days per week for 10 minutes. Since different drip lines water slightly differently, it is important to pay attention to your beds to make sure they are getting the proper amount of water. If you have 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 find a how-to video on programming your system and other helpful lawn and landscape related info in our Video Library.

If you have any questions or need additional help give us a call at 972-495-6990.