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The Top 13 Lawn Care Services in Austin, TX of 2020

If you’re one of the many Austinites that would prefer to drink a beer at Jester King or hit Lake Austin on a Saturday over lawn maintenance, such as weeding, edging, or mulching, you’re not alone. Here are 13 reputable lawn services in Austin, TX that we’ve compiled from public reviews that can help you clean up your lawn. Note that Wikilawn.com is in no way affiliated with these lawn care companies, and we do not endorse their services. Be sure to do your homework.

1) Violet Crown Landscapes - -

AUSTIN, TX 78745

"Established in 2012, Violet Crown Landscapes is a locally owned landscape business. Their services include lawn mowing, trimming, edging, grass blowing, hedge trimming, hardscape maintenance, flowerbed installation, tree care, and organic fertilization. "

4.5 (7)

2) Verdi - Lauren

11707 LOCHRIDGE DR , AUSTIN, TX 78758

"Verdi Landscape Architecture of Austin wants to help you have the home of your dreams. They offer full design services for your entire outdoor space, design consultations with a walkthrough of your lawn, and answers to quick design questions if you need some help."

4.5 (6)

3) Vences Lawn Care - -

AUSTIN, TX 78734

"Vences Lawn Care has served property owners throughout Austin since 1984. Their technicians are experienced in performing tree care, sod installations, irrigation work, planting, mulch work, and seasonal clean-ups."

4) U S Lawns - Team 506 - -

3112 WINDSOR ROAD , AUSTIN, TX 78703

"For your commercial lawn in the Austin area, U.S. Lawns installs hardscapes, plant beds, plants, seasonal flowers, irrigation, and sod to improve your professional look. They also offer lawn and landscape maintenance and care including fertilization, pest control, and disease control."

5 (1)

5) Total Lawn and Sprinkler, Inc - Phillip

115 SANDRA MURAIDA WAY , AUSTIN, TX 78703

"Working with commercial properties in San Antonio and Austin, Total Lawn Care & Sprinkler, Inc. specializes in sprinkler repair and maintenance as well as property services for businesses and HOAs. They design, install, and maintain landscape features."

4.5 (50)

6) Terra Dura Landscapes LLC - -

TERRA DURA LANDSCAPES LLC, 6214 N LAMAR BLVD BUILDING C, AUSTIN, TX 78752

"If you want to restore your Austin home to a more natural look, Terra Dura Landscapes is here to help. They design and install your xeriscape as well as custom steel installations. Their priority is to use native plants to create a unique landscape for your commercial or residential property."

7) RR Lawn Services - -

909 AUDREY DR , AUSTIN, TX 78704

"RR Lawn Care is a one-man, lawn maintenance company aiming to “tailor lawn service to each customer's needs”. Their basic services include mowing, edging, and yard clean-ups for residential properties throughout Austin."

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8) Robin Tyler Designs - -

3810 MEDICAL PKWY , AUSTIN, TX 78756

"Robin Tyler Designs specializes in designing and constructing hardscapes and outdoor features for property owners throughout Austin."

3.5 (3)

9) Resolution Gardens - Randy

7006 MEADOR AVE , AUSTIN, TX 78752

"Resolution Gardens is a food-focused, landscaping company serving homeowners throughout Austin since 2009. They specialize in the design and build of edible landscapes and traditional victory gardens, as well as garden refurbishment."

4 (33)

10) Native Edge Landscape - Rodney

1426 W HOWARD LN , AUSTIN, TX 78728

"Native Edge Landscape is a design, build, and maintenance specialist founded in Austin in 2008. They are proud members of the TNLA and have been awarded Texas' Excellence in Landscaping Award."

3.5 (22)

11) Name your price lawn service - -

AUSTIN, TX 73301

"Working with residential and commercial properties in the Austin area, Name Your Price Lawn Service offers flower bed cleaning, mowing, landscaping, tree work, hauling, hedge cutting, sodding, leaf removal, trimming, fencing, siding cleaning, power washing, and gutter cleaning."

1 (1)

12) Marquez AD Landscape Design - -

AUSTIN, TX 78734

"Marquez Landscape Design has been creating landscapes and hardscapes for residential and commercial properties since 2007. Headquartered in Austin, their top services include sod installation, flowerbed annuals and perennials, decorative rocks, mulch, tree and shrub installation, and irrigation. They are certified members of the BBB."

5 (1)

13) Lawn Care Solutions - -

94 CHAPARRAL DR , AUSTIN, TX 78741

"Lawn Care Solutions has been providing elaborate lawn and landscaping care to Austin, Buda, and Kyle for many years. Their services include weekly or bi-weekly lawn mowing, landscape maintenance, mulch installation, leaf removal, and yard cleanups. "

Your QuickStart Guide to Lawn Care in Austin, TX

Lawn mowing in Austin is hard. Austin, Texas is located in the central part of the state with a hot brutal summer, a reasonably cold winter, and all sorts of lawn care challenges related to the soil and climate. Plus, from spending a day at Zilker park, to paddleboarding on Ladybird Lake, to catching a show at ACL Live – there are lots of fun distractions around.

This guide distills the important concepts related to lawn care in Austin, TX so you can have your lawn looking its best.

When does lawn care season start in Austin?

While Austin is much warmer than most climates in the US, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t seasonality when it comes to lawn care.

Typically the lawn care season really starts around spring-time. Since we have warm season grasses here in Austin, they don’t grow a whole lot over winter, but by the end of March, most lawns have started to grow. Typically most homeowners will get biweekly this time of year, or weekly if they water regularly or there is more than average rain. This time of year also coincides with ‘cedar fever’ season, which is caused by pollen from the Ashe Juniper tree. With all the leaf blowers and lawn mowers in use, it can be a rough time for those Austin residents who suffer from allergies.

By summer, the pollen is gone and grass continues to grow, that is unless there is little rain and hot sun. Often grass growth will slow and some homeowners need to slow their mowing frequency.

By fall, things are back to where they are in springtime, minus all the pollen. Then as the transition into winter happens, some will cease mowing all-together while others will mow their lawn once a month.

Lawn Mowing in ATX

Growing season doesn’t end for long in Austin, meaning that lawn mowing is a year-round task. You should plan to continue to mow your grass throughout the fall, and sometimes monthly through winter if it is a typical moderate Austin winter. Continue to mow because it helps to control the weeds and increase the density of your grass. Lower your blades down to 2 to 2.5 inches which allows more sunlight to reach the crown of your grass.

It is important to know the recommended mowing height for your grass type. Here are mowing heights for popular grass types in Austin, TX.

  • Augustine – 2 to 2.5 inches
  • Bermudagrass – 1 to 2 inches
  • Zoysia – 1.5 to 2.5 inches
  • Buffalo Grass – 2 to 4 inches

You will need to mow bi-weekly during October and November. Then, plan to mow once a month in December, January, and February to keep your lawn looking nice. Remember to raise your mowing height to help insulate the root system of the grass. Plan to let it grow to the maximum recommended height.

The proper maintenance of your lawn mower is essential as well. Plan to sharpen the blades once a year. Otherwise, your lawn mower might rip and tear your grass rather than cut which can cause the grass to be vulnerable to pests and diseases. Raise or lower your blades, depending on the time of you. If it has been a while, get a tune up done by a professional to keep it running properly.

Core Aeration

Fall is one of the best times to aerate your lawn. Core aeration is a process that prevents soil from becoming too compacted and covered with thatch, which is a layer of roots, stems, and debris that stops water, air, and nutrients from reaching the soil. Core aeration gives your lawn an optimal chance to receive nutrients and water that are necessary to grow all year.

If you forget to aerate in the fall, don’t fret! Spring is a good time as well before the major growing season starts. You can rent aerators at the store, purchase tools to do it yourself or hire a professional. Because it is a time-consuming process, aeration is commonly outsourced to professional lawn services.

Overseeding - An Austin Lawn's Best Friend

After a hot, dry summer, you may need to overseed your lawn. Overseeding is when you fill in bare spots or plant grass seed in a thinned yard. Grass takes damage when the weather is extreme, and it also can take place after a rough winter. Abnormally cold winters can kill your grass.

You have to plan the best time to plant grass to ensure it establishes before the temperatures increase during the summertime. Austin homeowners should plant grass seed in the spring or the fall. It is too hot to plant in the summer. The fall work as well because both seasons offer cooler temperatures and moist soil.

Here are some tips for the best results during overseeding.

  • Mow your existing lawn as short as possible, which will allow the new grass to take over.
  • Take the grass to remove any dead grass or debris. - - Grass seeds need to come in contact with soil to germinate.
  • Sow by hand or use a spreader. Make sure you try to spread the seeds evenly.
  • Water the grass seeds until the soil is moist, but not soggy. Make sure you continue to water once per day.

For more about caring for your lawn in Austin, check out this video below.

What is the average price of lawn mowing in Austin, TX?

Lot Size
Weekly Price
Bi-Weekly Price
<1/8 acre
$32.10
$38.10
<1/4 acre
$36.15
$41.12
<1/3 acre
$49.10
$55.10
<1/2 acre
$55.10
$62.10

How do Austin residents take care of their lawns?

Answer
Percentage
I do it myself
41%
I hire a professional
30%
My kids do it
17%
More than 1 of the above
12%

How long do you prefer your grass cut?

City
Avg Lot Size
Avg Price
Austin
7,350 sq ft
$35.70
Round Rock
7,700 sq ft
$33.90
Cedar Park
6,900 sq ft
$32.11
Buda
7,400 sq ft
$37.11
Pflugerville
7,850 sq ft
$38.00

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Austin Lawn Care Facts

219509 Lawns

784 Lawn Care Companies

34% of Residents Hire a Professional

$651 Average Annual Household Spend

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Reviews

Overall Rating: 4.89 / 5 stars (875 reviews)
  • Lawn Mowing by Juan Mendoza
    Juan mendoza

    He is very polite and also careful around my flower beds.

    AUSTIN, TEXAS | MAY 29, 2020

  • Lawn Mowing by Dontrey Chambers
    Dr.Lawns

    Looks great. Thanks.

    AUSTIN, TEXAS | MAY 29, 2020

  • Lawn Mowing by Adam Ramon
    All Star Services

    Always does a nice thorough job!

    AUSTIN, TEXAS | MAY 28, 2020

  • Lawn Mowing by AVERY NEALY
    Lone Star Gigs

    Great work! Thanks very much!

    AUSTIN, TEXAS | MAY 28, 2020

  • Lawn Mowing by Jesus Cepeda
    J.C. Lawn Service

    They do good work. Quick about it too.

    AUSTIN, TEXAS | MAY 28, 2020

  • Lawn Mowing by Philip Vaughan
    Lawn Rangers

    Great thank you!

    AUSTIN, TEXAS | MAY 28, 2020

  • Lawn Mowing by Manuel Aguilar
    Aidens Construction

    Great job as usual.

    AUSTIN, TEXAS | MAY 28, 2020

  • Lawn Mowing by John Rodriguez
    Rodriguez Landscape services

    Good, clean job

    AUSTIN, TEXAS | MAY 28, 2020

  • Lawn Mowing by John Rodriguez
    Rodriguez Landscape services

    Great job. Fantastic and fast.

    AUSTIN, TEXAS | MAY 27, 2020

  • Lawn Mowing by Ethean Moore
    VMD lawn services

    He’s always amazing.

    AUSTIN, TEXAS | MAY 27, 2020

  • Lawn Mowing by derek youngblood
    Genesis One Lawn and Tree Service

    Looks great as usual.

    AUSTIN, TEXAS | MAY 27, 2020

  • Lawn Mowing by Hal Watt
    Watt Endeavors

    Good

    AUSTIN, TEXAS | MAY 27, 2020

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