15 Feb

Don’t Buy A Lawn Mower, Let Us Use Our Mowers

Don’t Buy A Lawn Mower, Let Us Use Our Mowers

There is no need, weather you own or rent. A mower is expensive and lot’s of maintenance. Heck, you can run one into the ground, but that wouldn’t be nice. Also, what about all of your time, that has to count for something… Let us use our mowers and you can kick back and enjoy a cold one.

01 Jun

Trip Fuel Charge

Here at Lawn-Mat Lawncare Services we have never had to charge any sort of trip charge for time or fuel for reasonable distances. However, with the looming $5 a gallon gas again, it is a must. The high cost of fuel is cutting deep into our livelihood, as gasoline is at the core of our expenses, gasoline to power the mower, gasoline/oil mixture to power both the line trimmer and blower. And gasoline to power our vehicles to get us to the site. A minimal charge may be charged when any lawn is considered outside of our normal South Austin territory or in excess of 10 miles. Charges are subject to change or may not even apply. If you think that you might be charged for trip/fuel, please Contact Us.

01 Apr

Fertilize Weed and Feed

When to Feed Your Lawn

The most important thing you can do for your lawn is to feed it. A well-fed lawn is healthier, which means it has a better root system to combat heat, cold, drought, mowing, foot traffic and other stresses. While feeding your lawn once a year will improve its condition, feeding it four times a year will make it even healthier. If you put your lawn on the regular feeding schedule outlined below, it will look lush and green, and your neighbors will turn green with envy.

Early Spring (February – April)

Lawns wake up hungry in the spring. Feeding your lawn in the spring strengthens roots and gets it off to a good start before the heavy growing season. If you had crabgrass last year, apply a combination fertilizer with a pre-emergent to control it.

Late Spring (April – June)

Spring is lunch time for lawns. Your grass is busy and using up stored energy. That’s why you want to supply the lawn with a feeding designed for this time of year. Unfortunately, broadleaf weeds are actively growing, too. Hit them and feed your lawn with a combination of fertilizer with broadleaf weed control (a “weed-n-feed”).

» Find out more about Scotts Weed-n-Feed products

Summer (June – August)

Summer is tough on grass. Heat, drought, foot traffic, and insects stress it out. Feeding your lawn in the summer protects and strengthens it against these problems. Lawns in warm-season grass areas should be fed over the summer months as they grow steadily from spring to fall. If you see insects in your grass, use a feeding product that also contains insect control, such as Scotts® Turf Builder® with SummerGuard®.

Fall (September – November)

Fall brings back ideal conditions for your lawn. Cool nights, ample rainfall and morning dew are just about as good as it gets for grass. Now the lawn is ready to grow again, and is looking for the nutrients it needs to recover from summer damage. Some experts will say this is the single most important lawn feeding of the year. Apply your final feeding right before the winter months, when grass is prepping for a winter nap. This will strengthen roots and increase nitrogen storage for an early spring green up and a healthier lawn next year. Following a general program like this one should improve your lawn. For a more specific plan for your lawn, build your very own program at our Annual Lawn Care Program Builder

20 Mar

Watering It Is Easier and Cheaper Than Weeding

Watering, it is both easier and less expensive than weed-eating and mowing your lawn every 10 days to keep up with the enormous amount of growth. So many beautiful St. Augustine lawns in Austin died last year due to not getting enough water. But now they require much more mowing than a traditional grass lawn would be needed. Hence, it is both easier and cheaper to water existing lawns, than to lose them to weeds.

05 Mar

Now Accepting New Bi-Monthly Customers

Due to the extreme recent demand for lawn maintenance in Austin, we are now only accepting customers who plan on setting up an account for regularly scheduled maintenance. the following plans are offered, 10 day, 15 day, and 30 day mowing cycle.

Still No contracts, this is just setting up a payment plan on an agreement and hand-shake.

04 Mar

Helping Hands

Here at Lawn-Mat Lawn Care Services we are dedicated to earning your long-term business. If you would like to reduce the total cost of your lawn and help us perform the work, then that will be duly noted and considered. Many times, we will gladly accept this offer of a helping hand and with a little help from my friends we can spend time working together as a team to accomplish the goal of getting your lawn into shape, with a discount to your for your sweat equity. Contact us today if this sounds like something that you would like to do.

Sometimes this is the best way to go for you, as Top Gunn Rentals is one of the only places in Austin that rents residential lawn mowers. They charge $30 (plus tax) by the day. And they are mostly always rented. If you would like to rent equipment from us, please Contact Us.

22 Feb

Free Bulk Metal Recycling Haul Away

Can’t wait for City of Austin Bulk Collection, Contact Us.


Free Bulk Metal Recycling Haul Away Program is provided to our customers. If you have metal that you would like for me to take away just tell me when I am there or I can pick it up at our next scheduled mowing. Or Contact Us and we can make a special trip.

  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • BBQ Pit
  • Hot Water Heater
  • And Other Metal

Aw, shucks, just missed the bi-annual City of Austin Bulk Collection, Contact Us.


If the job is too large or you need scheduled or regular pick up, then contact Smiley’s Recycling & Resale and on Facebook, is they are the nicest folks over there. Typically pick up on the same day, and sometimes free or a $30 pickup fee.

We both make sure that all metals are professionally recycled: CMS Metals

21 Feb

Weeds Need Eating

Despite the drought of last Summer and possible drought of 2012, although we have had some great Winter rains. Your lawn may have looked dead last year, brown, dried up turned to dust, blown away hay stray. But now you go out side and it is a forest of green. Yah, you have a lawn again, it’s green! This may not necessarily mean that you have grass or not, but either way it will still need to be mowed.

If your rebounded lawn is mostly weeds or not, Weeds Need Eating, too! We can come out and weed-eat with a line trimmer, but mostly just mow as these weeds will need to be mowed as a previous lawn would need to be mowed, maybe even sooner as they may grow faster than traditional yard type of grass. Please contact us today to schedule and appointment.

15 Feb

Better Than The Competition

Blades above the Competition, uh. You know what I mean, we top the competition, then we go back and mulch it!

If you are an ABC Pest and Lawn customer. Mention this ad and get a 1/2 price second mowing upon switching service to us.

Superior Service, Five Star Service. Try us and you will see, superior service, all the time. Contact us today.

14 Feb

Welcome to South Austin

Welcome to Austin! The news and statistics tell us that over 170 people move to Austin everyday. Maybe that means about 70 or less people moving to South Austin everyday. Austin is a great place and the reason that so many people are finding out about our fair little city and moving here in droves. South Austin is the melting pot of this greater metropolitan area and a perfect place to settle down with like minded people, start a career, raise a family, or just have fun! Whichever category you fit in, if you have bought or living in a house and have a yard, you will need to keep it trimmed, Contact us, we can help!

Lawn-Mat Lawn Care Services

12 Feb

Cash Preferred

We prefer Cash, but really who doesn’t really. Long Live Johnny Cash!!

We love Cash!

Of course Willie Nelson is great, but Willie preferred doesn’t have the same ring to it.

If you could and you have cash available for pickup on jobs, then this is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help. We do have an online payment option, but due to the transaction costs it will cost more. You can always leave cash or check under the mat if you are not going to be home.

05 Feb

Schedule Mowings, Avoid HOA Fines

Home Owners Associations (HOA) require you to keep your yard and lawn up to a certain standard and level. If not, then you will be fined. Not only that, but if you don’t handle in a short amount of time, then the fines will increase. In many cases, in addition to the fine, the HOA will send out a mowing company to mow your lawn and then charge you and exorbitant amount for the privilege of mowing your lawn. In order to avoid this utter ordeal, then scheduled mowings are for you, Sign up today!

If you serve on an HOA Board and would like our services, then please let us know, we can do the job right and on time, every time!

We provide Property Management Services to the South Austin Leasing and Rental Community. We are a full-service property management service provider. If you are a property owner or landlord with a South Austin property and would like to retain or inquire about our services, please contact us.

04 Feb

Mow A Rent House

Renter, Landlord, Lease, Home Owners Association (HOA) – Are you Renting Your Home? We’ll mow for you as much as your landlord likes and needs you too. Do you have an HOA that wants your lawn kept a certain way, we’ll mow it and keep it trimmed down so that they can go on with their lives and not worry about your lawn. Contact us now.

Maybe you can even have your landlord pay for the mowings, just ask.

If you are a landlord/property owner and would like us to perform scheduled mowings to your property, then please let us know and will can do the job!

We provide Property Management Services to the South Austin Leasing and Rental Community. We are a full-service property management service provider. If you are a property owner or landlord with a South Austin property and would like to retain or inquire about our services, please contact us.

13 Jan

Lawns, It’s All We Do

Lawn-Mat Lawn Care Services specializes in the sole goal of keeping you a healthy and regularly trimmed lawn. We occasionally will assist in minor sprinkler head repair and maintenance, minor tree pruning, or minor cases of pest control with ant mounds, but really all we do and want to do is keep your lawn happy!. Please Contact Us today and see how we can help you with your lawn. Don’t worry if we don’t specialize in your needs, we will refer you to a specialized professional who can!

12 Jan

Scheduled Service for Lawns with Sprinkler Systems Specials

Lawn-Mat Lawn Care Services provides a discounted rate for new customers signing up for regularly scheduled service that have an existing in ground sprinkler system, with mention of this ad. Please let us know and we would be happy to let us know how we can help maintain your lawn and save you money!

11 Jan

Sprinkler Head Maintenance and Replacements

Lawn-Mat Lawn Care Services offers services for sprinkler head maintenance and replacements on most models. Please inform us of any malfunctioning sprinklers and we will do our best to fix the faulty device or ensure that the proper maintenance is performed to keep the sprinkler head functioning properly.

10 Jan

Go Green, Like Your Lawn

  • Lawn-Mat Lawn Care Services

Lawn-Mat Lawn Care Services has a strong commitment to the environment and to the community. We are a green only company. We return bagged leaves back to the earth on designated land on the outskirts of Austin. We mulch and return the nutrients to your yard. We will not bag these grass clippings and carry them off or deposit them into a landfill. We use the most eco friendly push mowers and can even us reel mowers upon request.

Go green and pay more to have your lawn mowed with our reel mowers.

Can even go super green on a lawn and for additional charge can use a reel lawn mower, now that’s real!

25 Oct

What A Wonderful Mowing Season in 2011

Thank you to all Lawn-Mat Lawn Care Services clients old and new for making the Spring/Summer/Fall Mowing Season the best comeback for our business. Despite the horrible record setting drought in Central Texas. We were able to stay extremely busy maintaining and improving healthy lawns.

For those of you who allowed us to enrich your lawn this year, did not do a Gnome, Gnome. We thank you for you loyalty and business.

See you again in 2012! Some say it’s the end of the world, let’s just not hope that the drought continues and will be the end of your lawn.

Remember, Lawn-Mat Lawn Care Services is a full lawn maintenance business that can help your lawn in winter time too. As well as with fertilizing and sprinkler head replacement.

06 Oct

Cash For New Grass – City of Austin Rebate Incentive

Landscape Conversion Incentive: Lawn Remodel Option

A$$, Cash, or Grass – The City of Austin is providing a cash option incentive for new grass lost in the drought of 2011. Contact Us for help with this.

Application must be postdated by October 14, 2011 to be eligible.

Program Information

  • $10 for every 100 sqft converted from existing turf to Bermuda or Buffalo grasses listed in the City of Austin Preferred Plant List.
  • Minimum of entire front yard and/or back yard turf.
  • Minimum of 6″ soil depth, 8″ preferred (soil may need to be added).
  • Automatic sprinkler systems must undergo an irrigation evaluation.
  • Turf installation is limited to a maximum of 20,000 sqft. Areas in excess of 20,000 sqft must be replaced with native landscape or permeable hardscape, rock gardens, mulching or non-irrigated beds.

This program is not appropriate for:

  • Sloping or creekside properties
  • Properties subject to HOA restrictions that conflict with the program requirements
  • Properties without a soil depth of 6″ or those unable to increase the soil depth to 6″
  • Customers unwilling to accept an indefinite time period with dead grass and delay in new installation
  • Customers unwilling to allow their new lawn to go dormant in the winter
  • Lawns (including established St. Augustine) that have remained healthy under current watering restrictions
  • Front or back yards receiving less than six hours of full sun per day
  • To be eligible for rebate, properties must:

  • Be an owner-occupied residential property
  • Be an Austin Water customer
  • Delay new installation until authorized by Austin Water
  • Not receive a warning or citation for water waste or violation of watering restrictions
07 Sep

My MP3 Player Playlist

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Ever wonder what I am listening to so fervently in my ear buds?

Here is one of my favorites playlists on my Sansa® SanDisk Clip+ 8GB with expandable memory MP3 Player, via Last.fm.

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04 Jul

Buy American

Lawn-Mat Lawn Care Services – Buy American – American Workers Only at Lawn-Mat Lawn Care Services

Times are tough in this ever sinking recession and greater depression for all Americans. We have never and never will hire illegal aliens to work for Lawn-Mat Lawn Care Services. Although illegal aliens provide hardworking, skilled, and cheap labor, as is the norm in this industry. We take a stand, although costing the same or a tad more, you can rest assured in knowing that you are putting food on the table for hardworking, highly skilled, professional American workers!

Most of our workers are high school young adults in the community, who are making more than they would at the mall or other corporate minimum wage establishments. Others are working through college to better themselves and bring more to the community.

Happy Birthday America!

So, Put your money where you mouth is and Buy American and keep America strong. You might have to pay a little more, but America is winning in the long-run. Do what is right and support hard working Americans.

Be sure to ask us about Military Discounts, we support our troops.