Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
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.