Hello, my name is Jack Gardner, one of the owners and the founder of Texas Lawn and Garden. I have had a passion for plants, gardening and landscaping since I was a young boy growing up in southeast Texas. Whether it was helping my dad in his many gardens, visiting my grandmother at our family’s nursery, or walking the azalea trail in Houston with my mother, I’ve always understood the power that our outdoor surroundings have over us.
Taking this passion and understanding, I set out to gain as much knowledge as I could to help me reach my goal of owning a successful landscape company. I earned a business degree at Texas State University to help me understand what it takes to manage a business. After college I studied and became a Master Gardener, giving me a base of knowledge from which to build upon. Taking what I learned, I worked at a large nursery here in central Texas, concentrating on learning everything I could about the plants that do well here in Austin, TX, our special piece of Texas we call home. After working in the nursery field for several years I took a job at a large commercial landscaping company managing landscape construction projects from small residential installs to multi-million dollar commercial installations of complicated architectural designs. It was at this time that I started to do my own landscape designs, gaining the skills that I would need to produce beautiful and sustainable gardens.
In my quest to always expand my knowledge base when it comes to landscaping, I also studied and took the exams to become a Certified Landscape Professional through the State of Texas.
I want to welcome you to our website and let you know that we are a team of highly-skilled, passionate and knowledgeable professionals that you can trust to take care of you from initial consultation all the way through to installation of our shared vision for your property. At Texas Lawn and Garden, we are proud to help you change the way your world looks!
Hello, my name is Brian Schmidt and I am co-owner of Texas Lawn and Garden. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about how I got to where I am today. While gaining my degree in Urban Development from Texas State University I was fortunate to find employment at a local organic nursery and garden center in San Marcos, TX. It was there that I started to understand the practical application of my education that would put me on my career path in the landscaping industry.
After college, I worked for several years as a land surveyor, developing the planning processes for large commercial development projects. I gained so much knowledge in my time as a land surveyor but I always knew that my passion was in Landscape design, so I took that knowledge and was hired on at a commercial landscape company.
Starting out as a foreman at one the largest commercial landscape companies here in Austin, I quickly worked my way up to become an account manager, overseeing large homeowner’s associations and municipal utility districts. After years of hard work, I was awarded the role of operations manager and lead designer for the entire construction department, designing and managing all of the original landscape designs that were installed throughout my tenure there.
I have always had the desire to own my own company and when the opportunity presented itself to partner with my friend and become an owner in Texas Lawn and Garden, I couldn’t say no. I have been designing and installing landscapes in the Austin area for over 12 years and have taken every opportunity to further my education in this field, recently becoming a Certified Landscape Professional through the State of Texas. We are a team of passionate and knowledgeable landscape professionals, let us put this knowledge to work for you.
Our team of certified landscape professionals can help you design a beautiful and sustainable landscape from start to finish.
Our team of highly skilled installation professionals will manage your project with our hands on approach that is second to none in Central Texas.
Our team of former master gardeners and landscape managers have over 20 years of experience to maintain your property at the highest level.
The team at Texas Lawn and Garden took their time to listen to what we wanted out of our landscape and gave us so much more than we could have ever imagined. From start to finish they were always professional and ready to answer any questions we had. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to enhance their landscape, as a matter of fact, we have personally recommended them to many of our friends who have all had the same great experience.
We recently moved and were faced with yet another landscape dilemma. How to create a yard that would be low maintenance, drought tolerant, yet beautiful? Jack and his team listened to our concerns and created a design that truly met all of our expectations. His service didn't stop at the design stage -- the installation, maintenance, and follow up have all been there too! He dealt with drainage issues, neighborhood association regulations, and our brutal Texas summer - but we now have a yard that sips water, and looks amazing. This company has talent, integrity, and heart.