Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
22 Aug 2022

Landscape Tip: Use Black Stained Mulch to Create a Landscape that Pops!

Today we wanted to show you a new product we’re using in our landscapes, black stained mulch. It is a fine shredded hardwood, organic mulch that still breaks down and provides good nutrients back into the soil. The reason we like to use it is that the black color really makes our landscapes pop! It makes the plants stand out and creates a unique look to our landscapes.

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If you are thinking about a landscape project and would be interested in working with Village Green, we would love the chance to earn your business with a complimentary landscape consultation.

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 to schedule a complimentary landscape consultation.

23 Nov 2013

What Do You Do With Leaves?!?

20131121_082451Fall is here and so are the leaves!  One of the questions we get during this time of year is what should our customers do with all their leaves?  If they are in your beds we recommend you leave them alone.  They eventually break down into the soil, providing great organic material for the roots of your plants.  Your lawn however, is a different matter.  Having a thick blanket of leaves can cause a few problems.  One is that a thick layer of leaves can promote fungus.  Another is that the leaves form an insulation barrier for your grass, which is great, until the inevitable gust of wind blows, leaving your lawn exposed to sudden cold.  The inability to acclimate when this occurs is especially hard on St. Augustine and zoysiagrass.  So, the original questions, what should you do with all those leaves?  If at all possible mulch them.  Most mulching mowers can mulch them finely enough after a couple of passes to dispatch the leaves back into your lawn.  If, after after a couple of passes, you’re still left with a ton of leaves, or you don’t have a mulching mower, your best option is to go old school and grab the rake and trash bags.