Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
21 Nov 2013

Meet the Team: Shelby Hyatt

Founded in 1980 by Ken Hyatt, Village Green is a family owned business that specializes in lawn care, landscaping, fertilization and weed control, sprinkler repair, and mosquito control. During the Holiday Season we also professionally install lights for both business and residential customers.  

Ken has always felt that the people behind Village Green are as important as the company itself.  With that in mind he asked the team to answer a few questions in order for our customers to get to know more about the Village Green employees who serve them. 




Shelby HyattQ&A WITH SHELBY HYATT, Doer of Whatever is Needed Done as Daughter of the Owner


Please describe what you do at Village Green.  

I do a lot of in and out jobs between doing bills and putting up Xmas lights at Dallas Baptist University.

How long have you worked at Village Green?  
Since I was born! [Which isn’t exactly true, but when you are the owner’s daughter you start helping with the family business at an early age!)

What would people be surprised to learn about you?  
I volunteered at the Dallas Zoo and got to feed and pet a rhino.
What some of your favorite things?  
My favorite past time is camping and hiking. 

 
Where did you grow up?  
Texas.
 
What is your favorite TV show?  
My favorite TV show is between Once Upon a Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fringe.
 
Fill in the blanks.  I can’t live without laptoppets, and family
  
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be?  
Teddy Roosevelt, J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, and Walt Disney.
  
If you were a superhero would you be?  
Black Widow
19 Oct 2013

Meet the Team: Haley Pitts

Founded in 1980 by Ken Hyatt, Village Green is a family owned business that specializes in lawn care, landscaping, fertilization and weed control, sprinkler repair, and mosquito control. During the Holiday Season we also professionally install lights for both business and residential customers.  

Ken has always felt that the people behind Village Green are as important as the company itself.  With that in mind he asked the team to answer a few questions in order for our customers to get to know more about the Village Green employees who serve them. 


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Q&A WITH HALEY PITTS, SERVICE ASSISTANT


Please describe what you do at Village Green.  

I am a service assistant at Village Green Lawn and Landscaping based in Garland, TX. I do a variety of odd jobs behind the scenes to make things run smoother.

How long have you worked at Village Green?  
Two years.

 

What would people be surprised to learn about you?  
That I love to watch ESPN Sportscenter and do so on a regular basis. I am also a champion ping pong player and won a double’s tournament last year.
 
What some of your favorite things?  
My favorite meal is cheeseburgers and fries. I love chocolate. And I like hanging out with little kids.
 
Where did you grow up?  
Plano, Texas.
 
What is your favorite TV show?  
Castle and Bones.
 
Fill in the blanks.  I can’t live without faith, friends, and family
 
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be?  
Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr, Apostle Paul, and John Wesley.
 
If you were a superhero would you be?  
Iron Man
09 Aug 2013

Village Green Landscape eTour (The N’s)


Ken Hyatt, Village Green founder and president, takes us on another personal tour of a recently completed landscape project.  See how Village Green transformed this customer’s backyard not only with landscaping, but also ridding it of mosquitoes with the Mosquito Assassin Program!

 

17 May 2013

Mr. & Mrs. T’s Landscape eTour

Ken visits Mr. and Mrs. T’s home to check on a landscape project Village Green finished two weeks ago.  Like many of Village Green’s projects, this customer had trouble growing grass under their oak trees because of the shade.  Village Green replaced the Bermuda to St. Augustine, and created some beds under each tree.  The end result is a yard that is gorgeous, but will be very low maintenance for Mr. and Mrs. T.  It’s an added bonus to watch this video to hear Ken give a Who’ Who commentary of landscape plants.

09 Apr 2013

Village Green Landscape e-Tour

Village Green Landscape e-Tour from Ken Hyatt on Vimeo.

Ken Hyatt, the founder and owner of Village Green gives a quick e-Tour of a Plano, Texas landscape project.  Ken likes to keep Village Green on the cutting edge, and armed with his smart phone, this e-Tour is an example of one of the many ways he educates and informs our clients in a fun and easy way.

13 Feb 2013

Mid-Winter Crepe Myrtle Pruning – Don’t Believe Your Neighbors

It’s late winter and all your neighbors are trimming their crepe myrtles so I thought I’d share a quick tip on how to trim yours.  Here it is…Don’t do it.  Or if you really feel the need, do it gently.  The best way to trim your crepe myrtles is to treat them like your large trees by trimming them very little.  You wouldn’t consider topping your oak tree at 20’, yet this time of year when you look down your block, most of your neighbors are whacking off their crepe myrtles at about 6’ tall and telling you they’re going to bloom better.   A few years ago I watched someone using a circular saw proudly cutting through limbs 3” thick.  

 Your neighbors are creating big, ugly knots on the trunks of their crepe myrtles and the few extra blooms your neighbors are getting will be on the end of thin, spindly limbs too weak to support the weight of the blooms, making the limbs droop. 

 How should you trim a crepe myrtle?  Trim off limbs rubbing against each other or rubbing your roof.  If you really feel the need to prune more, don’t trim off anything larger than a pencil.  Want to see what good pruning looks like?  Go to the Dallas Arboretum and check out their crepe myrtles.  The crepe myrtles are used during their tour for the blind because of the beautiful sculpted feel of their untrimmed trunks.    

In our business the yearly sawing that your neighbors are doing isn’t called “pruning”, it’s called “crepe murder” and the punishment is a really ugly tree.

 
16 Apr 2012

Dallas Area Sun Loving Summer Annuals – Portulaca

Portulaca, otherwise known as moss rose, is makes a carpet of bright
colors – yellow, red, orange and white.
They reach about 6″ in height.  These love the heat so much they are
almost desert plants.  You have to make sure they’re in full sun most
of the day because as the sun goes down the blooms close.  Again,
you’re better off under watering these a little because the foliage
will turn yellow and you’ll lose the blooms.

14 Apr 2012

Dallas Area Sun Loving Summer Annuals – Penta

Pentas are another good choice for an annual in a sunny location
in the north Dallas area.  They reach about 12″ in height and have
red, pink and purple blooms. They are very hardy and, since they’re
not quite as popular as some annuals, they stand out as a little
different from the rest.

22 Dec 2011

Landscaping Tip: Pulsating Sprinklers

Superior Dallas landscaping involves many steps, but perhaps none is as important as proper hydration. After all, a landscape cannot succeed without water. Adequately hydrating your landscape is not an exact science, but it is close. The best plan is to install a sprinkler system that ensures your landscape is watered every day at the same time. Sprinkler systems with a timer are even more ideal, but you still have several options there. Landscaping specialists highly recommend pulsating sprinklers for the best results.

Pulsating sprinkler systems spray water into the air and allow the water to fall back down to the ground in a fine mist. There are five different types of pulsating sprinklers: impulse, traveling, stationary, oscillating and rotary. Impulse sprinklers are the top choice of Dallas landscaping professionals because they cover larger areas.

It is important to know if you have high or low water pressure, as that also factors in to which type of pulsating sprinkler you choose for your Dallas landscaping needs. If you have low water pressure, an H-base is a better choice than a spike-based sprinkler which is better suited for high pressure.

Pulsating sprinklers have the benefit of being designed with gusty winds in mind, as well as low-hanging trees or tall shrubs. The height of the water spray can be adjusted accordingly and since the water is typically sprayed close to the ground, its spray is unaffected by the wind.

If you think a pulsating sprinkler may be beneficial to your lawn, contact your local Dallas landscaping company. Many Dallas landscaping companies also install Dallas irrigation systems, especially since proper hydration makes their job that much easier!

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