Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
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.

25 May 2022

Tour Our Landscape Upgrade for our Downtown Plano Shop

Our shop and offices are a few blocks south of the Historic Downtown Plano Arts District, so we needed to have a landscape that exemplified what we do at Village Green and added beauty to our busy and thriving neighborhood.

Last fall, we installed this landscape, which isn’t the optimal time to photograph a new landscape (most of the perennial plants are not up and looking good yet.) But as you’ll see in our photos and video, you’ll start seeing a big difference after a few months!

All credit for this landscape goes to Hannah, who did 100% of the design. She did an excellent job using larger plants to frame our building and was efficient with her use of existing plants we could relocate within the landscape design.

As I think you’ll agree, our landscape turned out great, and the entire Village Green team is proud of it and the other shop improvements we’ve made.

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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.

18 May 2022

Take a Tour of Robert’s West Plano Landscape

Our latest landscape project was for Robert in West Plano. Robert has worked with Village Green for five years and is a lawn health plan customer. We also helped Robert with irrigation repair, landscape, and drainage work, so he knew who to call when it was time to update his front landscape to repair winter 2021 freeze damage!

Unfortunately, Robert’s freeze damage was severe, other than the border and Japanese Maples, and we were starting from scratch.

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Since the first step to any successful landscape is the design plan, Hannah and her team went to work placing larger plants on the outside corners to frame Robert’s house. Hannah and her team did this with Edward Goucher Abelias, whose soft white blooms reach about four feet tall. To add color and texture, Hannah added a layer of dwarf plants (including holly ferns, purple heuchera, and leopard plants.)

Hannah has worked with Robert on a few projects, and Robert was impressed yet again by Hannah and her landscape team. Robert shared that he was impressed that Hannah rolled up her sleeves and did so much of the work herself and did an excellent job explaining what we were doing each step of the way, and was willing to do anything to make things right.

A few weeks after the installation, we followed up with Robert to make sure he was happy and that things were going well with the new landscape. Robert told us everything was great and asked what fertilizer we used since his plants were thriving and had grown faster than expected. Village Green does use fertilizer, but the real secret to our success is that we take the time to prepare the soil properly before installation. Many landscape companies skip this vital part of the process to cut costs and offer a lower price. The thing to remember is that landscapes are like most things in life. You get what you pay for.

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

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.

29 Mar 2022

Important Tips on Transplanting Plants

In today’s video, Ken shared a couple of tips that are helpful to note when transplanting plants.

When you dig the plant up, if the soil drops off the root ball and the roots are exposed, the plant will likely not survive. If we have a good and large enough root ball, the plant typically will be fine.

The second important thing when transplanting a plant is making sure you give the plant enough water. It is nearly impossible to overwater a transplanted plant, and it is vital to water the plant by hand to make sure it is getting enough water.

Keep in mind that it is common for the leaves to drop off the transplanted plant. As long as you can see some new leaf growth, the plant should be fine.

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If you have a landscape project job 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.

21 Jun 2021

Best Plants Series Featuring Stella de Oro Daylily

Today we wanted to put the spotlight on one of our favorite plants to use, the Stella de Oro Daylily.

We love using it in our landscape projects because it does fine in full sun and is a reliable bloomer. It is flameproof, which makes it suitable for North Texas during our blistering summer months.

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We also like to use these in front of other plants to make a nice lower layer (they will also go dormant in our winter months.)

If you are interested in learning more about our favorite plants be sure and visit our Best Plants Series on our YouTube channel (while you are there be sure and subscribe to our channel.)

And as always, if you are looking for a company to help you get a healthier lawn 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.

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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16 Jan 2021

Our Top 5 Quick & Easy Landscape Improvements

If you want to improve your lawn and landscape and don’t know where to start, consider these five quick and easy tips. We think you’ll find that dollar for dollar, they are the easiest, more cost-effective ways to improve the look of your lawn and landscape quickly.

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REPLACE RUSTED STEEL EDGING AROUND LANDSCAPE BORDER
We like to put in a stone border using the dry stack method, which is where we lightly trim the stone and put them on decomposed granite. This method will hold the stone securely in place, allowing you to easily and quickly reposition the stone if needed in the future. This quick update isn’t costly and makes an excellent addition to the old, rusted steel edging many people have in their landscape. The cost of this type of update depends on a few things, but a general price range is $2,000 to $2,400.

ADD RIVER ROCK IN UNDER THE TREE(S) IN YOUR LAWN
These areas often won’t grow grass because of an abundance of shade, and river rock with a stone border make the area look very nice. And better yet, the stone grows well in the shade! The cost of this type of update depends on a few things, but a general price range is $2,400 to $2,800.

CONNECT YOUR DOWNSPOUTS
One of the biggest problems we see with landscapes is not under-watering, it’s overwatering. Connecting your downspouts to a drainage system and running the water out through the curb is a great solution and will resolve over watering in your beds. The cost of this type of update depends on a few things, but a general price range is $2,500 to $3,000.

ADD DECOMPOSED GRANITE TO YOUR SIDE YARD
Often, grass has a hard time growing between the home and fence, and these areas are nothing but mud pits. If you added decomposed granite pea gravel and nestled in flagstone, your side yard will be more usable and drain properly. The cost of this type of update is generally $3,000 to $3,700.

ADD MULCH TO YOUR BEDS
The recommendation is always to have 2 to 3 inches of mulch in your beds. Village Green does Seasonal Bed Maintenance where we install the mulch, lightly weed, and trim any shrubs that need it. We also will add weed preventative and fertilizer. The crucial part of this, though, is adding the mulch. Two to three inches of mulch will insulate your plants’ roots from the heat and cold and hold in moisture. Having a couple of inches of mulch also will help cut down on the weeds in the bed. The cost of our Seasonal Bed Maintenance program depends on a few things, but a general price range is $1,100 to $1,300 a year.

These are the top 5 small landscape jobs we do that can significantly improve your lawn and 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 us at Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

21 Sep 2020

Landscape Spotlight: Sneak Peak of Phil & Karen’s New Landscape

Phil and Karen’s Dallas project is an excellent example of how we can work with homeowners over time doing the landscape in stages. The first stage of the project was in their backyard and culminated with an attractive water feature.