Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
13 Oct 2022

These Cool Tools Give Us the Edge on Landscape Installations

Anyone who has worked with Village Green on a landscape project knows that it is essential not only does the work go well but when we leave the job each day your place looks nice and clean. We never want to leave mud or rutted tracks on your lawn or landscape.

To accomplish this, we have invested in some specialized machines and special trackpads that we employ during our landscape installations to ensure we don’t damage your lawn while installing your landscape.

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In addition to preventing lawn damage, these tools save our team time and energy, which is a considerable benefit during our blazing-hot summers. It allows for a happier, more efficient landscape crew who can exceed our customer’s expectations while delivering a stunning finished landscape.

This is an example of what makes Village Green different from other lawn and landscape companies and how our mission of growing plants, people, and relationships guides us in all that we do.

If you are interested in the Village Green difference, call us about your next project. We offer complimentary landscape consultations, and our services include the following.

Landscape Planning & Design
Plant & Tree Recommendation and Selection
Patios & Walkways
Outdoor Landscape Lighting
Fireplaces, Fire Pits, and Outdoor Kitchens
Landscaping Installation
Worry-Free Guarantee – Including a Plant Warranty.

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.

04 Oct 2022

Take a Tour of The Boss’ New Plano Landscape

Today we wanted to spotlight a very special project, our Founder and President, Ken Hyatt, and his wife, Debbie’s Landscape.

Designed by our certified landscape architect, David Daigle, Ken gives us an in-depth video tour of the landscape, including their goals, plants used, and before and after photos to showcase this fantastic transformation.

At Village Green, we know a landscape is an investment in the future of your home, and we make it a point to take the extra steps to deliver on our mission to grow plants, people, and relationships.

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If you are thinking about a landscape project, we would love the chance to earn your business with a complimentary landscape consultation.

Our Landscape Services Include:
Landscape Planning & Design
Plant & Tree Recommendation and Selection
Patios & Walkways
Outdoor Landscape Lighting
Fireplaces, Fire Pits, and Outdoor Kitchens
Landscaping Installation
Worry-Free Guarantee – Including a Plant Warranty.

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.

06 Jun 2022

Take a Tour of Eric and Nancy Frisco, Texas Landscape

Eric and Nancy have been Village Green customers for a handful of years, so when it came time to move into their new home, they gave us a call about upgrading the landscape with plants they preferred. The builder had installed the previous landscape, and most of the plant selections were of poor quality and not very attractive, per Eric and Nancy.

After the 2020 winter freeze further damaged their plants, they decided to redo the landscape with more interesting plant selections and more color. As you can see in our video, the front of the home is narrow, so we went with dwarf and semi-dwarf plants. We started with pringle yews on the corners, a 4′ tall evergreen plant with soft needles. We added kaleidoscope abelias under their windows which have lovely yellow foliage with small white blooms and will reach roughly three feet tall. In front of the yews and abelias, we selected a layer of dwarf plants, flirt nandinas, stella d’oro daylilies, and perennial dianthus. These plants add nice color and texture throughout the spring and summer months. We used a brown composite edging for their border, which looks great and is more economical than stone borders and won’t rust as the green steel edging does.

When I checked in to get feedback on how their landscape installation had gone, they told me how delighted they were with the results. They went on to say this about our team, “Hannah is very sensitive to the desires and needs of the customer and accommodates their wishes. She has her heart in it. She wants the customer to be pleased.”

As the Landscape Manager, they added they expected Hannah would be on site to show the team what needed to be done and then drive off but were pleased to see her on the job digging with the rest of the team.

Thank you, Eric and Nancy, for allowing us to work with you on the new landscape and allowing us to showcase our work.

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If you have a project in mind for 2022, we would love the opportunity to earn your business.

Our Landscape Services Include:
· Landscape Planning & Design
· Selection of Trees and Plants
· Plant & Tree Recommendation & Selection
· Patios & Walkways
· Fireplaces, Fire Pits, and Outdoor Kitchens
· Landscaping Installation
· Worry-Free Guarantee – Including a Plant Warranty.

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.

11 May 2022

Take a Tour of Stacy’s Frisco Landscape

Today we’re featuring one of our latest landscape projects for Stacy in Frisco. This home is stunning, but unfortunately, Stacy’s established landscape suffered freeze damage and needed an update befitting the home’s exterior.

Stacy’s landscape had a lot of formally manicured shrubs that had outgrown their locations, so we blended elements of the new landscape with existing pieces she wanted to keep. To frame the home, we used variegated pittosporums, which have creme-colored leaves and reach about 5′ tall. As we worked our way across, we used more medium-sized plants such as abelias and anthony waterer spireas, which have lovely blooms. We used flirt nandina to frame the home’s entry, which is one of our favorite choices because it stays low and turns a beautiful red during our North Texas winter. We also used red yucca, which adds a contemporary feel with the bonus of having nice red blooms during the summer. We used dwarf plants such as giant liriope and perennial dianthus to add a layer in the front. To tie it all together, we installed a band of river rock. Stacy loved working with our Landscape Team of Hannah, Juan, and Manny. She said they were a pleasure to work with and that Village Green made the entire process easy. Stacy added that she especially loved the communication throughout the whole process and that our team would do a thorough clean-up at the end of each workday.
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I want to thank Stacy for trusting us with her project and letting us take a video tour of her landscape.

If you are thinking of a landscape project or update give us a no-obligation call to discuss your project. Our landscapes start at $2,500 and go up to $100,000 + on large scale projects.

04 Apr 2022

Landscape Spotlight: Michelle & Craig’s Family Friendly North Plano Project

Michelle and Craig contacted us to help reimagine their large, open North Plano backyard. The couple had a good idea of what they wanted in their project. It was essential to keep as much of their large lawn as possible so their six and nine-year-old children could enjoy the space (or a pool could be installed in the future.) They also wanted to create an area in their landscape for a vegetable garden and space for Craig’s mower and tools. They also wanted to soften their fence line, create some privacy from the neighbors, and upgrade their outdoor patio space.

As you can see in the before and after photos, the design will help cover their expansive fence with plants that will mature and screen the neighbor’s homes, creating a sense of privacy in the backyard. To soften the extensive fence, we used a combination of savannah holly, needlepoint hollies, and abelias.

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Michelle and Craig also wanted more outdoor living space, so we expanded the patio area with a new stamped concrete area that looks beautiful. Surrounding it, we used compact nandinas, lambs’ ear, irises, and dwarf Mexican petunias to complement and frame the patio.

I want to thank Michelle and Craig for trusting us with their project and for taking the time to send me the following note about our team.

“I’m certain you know this already, but I believe you have some great employees in Hannah, Juan, and Manny. They’re very friendly, welcoming of any questions or concerns, and were very professional throughout the entire 3-week job. I’m not sure one could ask for better ambassadors or representatives of your business.”  Michelle and Craig

If you have a landscape project in mind for 2022, we would love the opportunity to discuss your project. Our landscapes start at $2,500 and go up to $100,000 + on large scale projects. Call 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

20 Aug 2021

Landscape Spotlight: April’s Plano Patio Project

April contacted Village Green for help creating an upgraded low-maintenance landscape for her Plano patio home. April’s backyard is tiny by anyone’s standard. And many people believe that means it would be too small to justify a landscape. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Patio homes benefit from an incredible landscape because every square inch is typically seen and on display.

As you can see from the photos, we delivered on an incredible looking landscape that maximizes the space we had available while delivering on her request for low maintenance by our plant selections, including dwarf plants like giant liriope, carex grass, and heuchera. These plants will stay under one foot but add great color. We combined those dwarf plants with semi-dwarf plants, obsession nandinas, and kaleidoscope abelia. They get two or three feet tall. Next, we added river rock around the base of her magnolia tree to add an important dash of texture and cover up the tree’s exposed roots.

April was thrilled with her new landscape’s final results and so happy with Hannah and her landscape team that she took the time to sing our praises on Google. As a locally owned and operated family business, nothing helps us more than when a customer is kind enough to share their great experience working with Village Green.

Thank you, April, for your business and for allowing us to share your 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 me Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

31 May 2021

Important Tips on How to Properly Set Plants in a Landscape

In this video, Hannah shows a few of our tips and tricks for placing plants in our landscape projects. If you are considering doing some landscaping this summer you won’t want to miss this video.

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If you don’t want to do it yourself and have a project in mind give us a call. We would love to earn you business.

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01 Apr 2020

The Secret to a Great Landscape

Examples of what you don’t want to do. These landscapes don’t frame the house or have anything interesting near the entrance. There are also far too many rectangles and mushrooms in this landscape design.

Today I am going to share a secret about how to create a great landscape design. Whether you do it yourself or use Village Green, the key to a great landscape is to follow the great painter’s lead and create a frame around your home.

How do you do that? You start with the foundation planting at the bottom of your frame. You want the foundation plants to be dwarf type plants and ground cover. The reason this is important, so the plants do not obstruct the view of your home and hurt your drive-up appeal. You mustn’t cover up any interesting architectural details like columns, windows, and doors (see examples.)

Examples of what you don’t want to do. These landscapes don’t frame the house or have anything interesting near the entrance. There are also far too many rectangles and mushrooms in this landscape design.

You want your foundation planting designed to guide your eye to the entry of your home. Use a variety of shapes, forms, and textures to achieve this, and the style of the landscape will dictate your arrangement. Nearly always simple is best, and less is more. Keep the variety of plants to a minimum and mass them, so your eye is drawn toward the entry. The area around the door should have a vertical accent (3′-5’ tall) with seasonal color and more variety to draw your eye to this area.

The corner of your home should consist of larger shrubs and ornamental trees, usually 6′ or so, that make up the sides of the frame. This planting serves as a backdrop for the layering of plants that will help guide your eye to the entry. Tall plants at the corners and progressively smaller plants draw the eye to your entry.

The top of the frame generally consists of shade trees in your front yard; however, a grouping of ornamental trees along the foundation or shade trees in the back that is visible from the front can achieve the same effect.

If you have any questions about your landscape or want more information give us a call at 972-495-6990 or email Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com.