Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
03 Jan 2023

How to Use Arizona River Rock in your Landscape

In today’s landscape tip video, we explore Arizona River Rock.

River rocks are stunning with their smooth surfaces and versatility, as they can be used in various landscape installations, adding beauty and functionality.

They are especially great for pathways and problem areas in your landscape where it is hard to grow grass or plants. River rock is also an excellent choice for narrow or tight spaces in a landscape where you need to create visual appeal but don’t have enough space to grow grass or plants.

At Village Green, we know your 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 trust.

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

Our Landscape Services Include:
• Landscape Planning & Design
• Plant & Tree Recommendation & Selection
• Landscaping Installation
• Landscape Lighting Planning, Design, and Installation
• Patios & Walkways

Our landscapes start at $5,000 and go up to $100,000 + on large-scale projects. Call 972-495-6990 to learn more.

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.