Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
31 Mar 2022

What We’re Doing In Your Lawn This Spring

During the spring months, Village Green will make lawn health visits 3 thru 5 to our customers on one of our Lawn Health Plans. These spring visits are similar to each other as we will use high nitrogen, 28-3-10, or comparable fertilizer on all healthy grasses: bermuda, St. Augustine, and zoysia. Struggling lawns will receive an individual root-feeding fertilizer 18-46-0 made from diammonium phosphate. We like to use this on St. Augustine lawns with Brown Patch or similar diseases because they do not want to feed on this type of fertilizer.

Speaking of Brown Patch, we are watching our St. Augustine lawns closely for any fungal issues in April. Brown Patch is a fungus that can attack St. Augustine lawns in the spring because of ample rain mixed with warm days and cool nights. Damp, cool conditions can lead to Brown Patch. We treat the affected areas to prevent the fungus from spreading if we see it in our St. Augustine lawns. The timing of when our lawns come out of dormancy depends on our temperatures. Warmer temperatures mean our lawns will come out of dormancy early in April. Cooler temps mean it will be late April into early May.

If you aren’t currently using Village Green for your lawn health we would love to earn you business. Contact us at 972-495-6990 or email Info@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information.

31 Mar 2021

This is What We’re Doing in Your Lawn in Spring

A little over a month out from our record-breaking February freeze, most of our lawns are in what we call a tweener stage. There is a little green here and there in some lawns, but most are not out of dormancy yet. Probably only 20% to 30% in our area. That will change over the next few weeks, and we should start seeing the majority of our lawns green up nicely.

Our fertilization and weed control plan is not a one-size-fits-all program, so our application is customized specifically for your lawn. That means we pay attention to the conditions and do what will be best for the long-term health of your lawn.

Bermuda lawns will get treated with a good nitrogen fertilizer, pushing the grass to green up quicker.

St. Augustine lawns get the opposite treatment. A tropical plant, St. Augustine, is typically stressed after our winter months, so we apply a 5-10-31 ratio fertilizer which pushes root growth over top growth. If we pushed top growth to green up the lawn faster, we would be doing the lawn more harm than good in the long run. Root health is vital during these treatments and will pay off in a lush lawn later this year.

We are also putting out a pre-emergent on most of our lawns to help prevent spring and summer weeds. If the lawn is stressed, we will forgo the pre-emergent and apply a root stimulating fertilizer that will help the plant green up a little bit now but is really about long-term root health, which will produce a fuller, greener lawn later on this year.

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If you aren’t a current fertilizer customer, we would love to earn your business. Founded in 1980, we are a family-owned and operated lawn and landscape company. To learn more about our fertilization and weed control packages, call 972-495-6990, email Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com or visit our website for all the details.

01 Feb 2021

Do This If You Want To Prevent Winter and Spring Weeds in your Lawn.

Assuming you are on a good fertilization and weed control plan, you will apply pre-emergent during the winter months in North Texas. For this preventative to work, it is vital that you properly water your lawn within two weeks of the application. At Village Green, we typically spray a liquid pre-emergent, which comes out in big droplets. When you water within two weeks of our application, it will spread the pre-emergent out and down into your soil, which creates that barrier we are looking for to prevent those weeds. Winter and spring weeds are hard to control once they have come up, so the pre-emergent must be appropriately applied, including this vital watering within two weeks.
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If you need help controlling weeds in your lawn, Village Green would love to earn your business. Founded in 1980, we are a family-owned and operated lawn and landscape company. Call 972-495-6990 or email me at Ken@VillageGreen-Inc.com for more information. You can also learn more about our fertilization and weed control programs here.