New Braunfels Landscaping

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Landscaping Plants

Let’s talk about plants.  Every customer who calls for a New Braunfels landscaping quote usually asks for low maintenance, low water, hardy plants.  They want a plant that can take our summer heat and winter extremes while withstanding drought and lack of proper care.  The one solution to their problems is actually very simple but yet sometimes not inviting.   It can be summed up in one word: Native.  That’s right, native (or adapted) plants.  But what some landscaper call native is not native at all.

Native Plants

For example, Bottlebrush bush.  It is on various nurseries and landscapers list of Texas native plants.  The fact of the matter, it is native to Australia, not Texas.  This was obvious after the last two winter freezes.  Numerous customers had either burnt bottlebrushes tips or lost entire stems and plants.  When trying to prune the death from the bush, the plant suffers from permanent disfigurement and the shape will never truly be natural.  This goes for Oleanders too.  Oleanders were either badly damaged during our two cold snaps this winter or froze to death.  Again, they are not native to Texas, yet, adapted.  However, not adaptable enough to withstand extreme cold.

Wildlife Plants

Native plants are a wonderful attribute to any landscape.  It not only brings natural beauty but also provides food and ecological environment to our Texas wildlife.  One vital creator for which needs immediate habitat protection is our honey bees or even bees in general.  Bees are so vital to pollination and the reproduction of fruits, flowers, and vegetables. Oh, and honey too.  When we choose plants, it is essential that we look not only at what the plant can do for our landscape but also for our native inhabitant.

Landscaping Design

As the landscape designer for Liberty Lawn & Landscaping Inc., I strive to build my designs around both the customer and the native environment.  Pleasing the eye is a key element in my designs but it is truly about the essence of the customer’s environment and habitation.  By utilizing the environment, I build an 85% – 100% native-based plant design to establish a low maintenance, low water, hard landscape.  One of my favorite tools is a plant guide published by the City of Austin through Texas AgriLife Extension office.  The Earthwise guide is titled, “Grow Green: Native and Adapted Landscape Plants.”

Native and Adaptable

This guide is fundamental, yet, a basic tool for all Native plant information.  From the size, light requirement, seasonal growth, color, water, wildlife, and maintenance, this guide sheds light on the value and placement of our Native/Adapted plants.  It can be found online or purchased at various nursery locations in and around the Austin area.

For a magnificent and ideal landscape, call Liberty Lawn & Landscaping Inc. today.  Trust me, you won’t regret it.


New Braunfels Lawn Care

New Braunfels Lawn Care

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As one of New Braunfels Lawn Care company, it is important to remember safety while mowing grass.  There are various ways to injury oneself, resulting in thousands of dollars in healthcare bills.  And, it doesn’t just end at the mower and weed-eater.  Edgers, trimmers, blowers and sprayers are the tools that can cause injury.  However, lawn chemicals are just as harmful to the body as tools.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported more than 230,000 people are injured per year with lawn equipment and tools.

Lawn Mowers

With mower blades rotating 200mph, lawn mowers are dangerous equipment that can be deadly. On behalf of New Braunfels Lawn Care companies, we implement the following standards to prevent injury. Watch for holes and hidden hazards.  Don’t drive too close to a creek, ditch or any other obstructions.  Make sure the transmission is in neutral and the mower blade disengaged before starting the engine.  Mow up and down sloping terrain. Do not mow across a slope.  Keep the mower in gear when going down slopes.  Slow down when turning and when working on slopes.  Always look behind you before backing the mower.  Disengage the mower blade when on pavement, sidewalks or gravel lanes.

Power Tools

Lawn care tools have enough power to cause fatal accidents if not used appropriately.  Numerous New Braunfels Lawn Care companies are operating these tools in hazardous methods.  One significant issue with line trimmers is removing protective guards and string guides.  This is a violation of OSHA and can cause serious injuries to the worker and bystanders.  Liberty Lawn & Landscaping Inc. employees the following standards to prevent injury.

Before trimming, remove glass, limbs, rocks and trash that could become projectiles.  Watch for exposed electrical wires, communication lines, and extension cords to avoid damaging them with the trimmer string.  Don’t remove protective guards and string guides.  Monitor the string length.  Automatic-feed and bump-feed trimmers may release more string than you think and cause the string to strike you unexpectedly.  Make sure all children and bystanders are out of the way before you begin trimming.  Protect yourself with long pants, long-sleeve shirts, gloves, hard boots, goggles or safety glasses, and earplugs.  With electric trimmers, inspect all extension cords for cuts, nicks or scrapes.  Exposed wires are an electrical hazard. Replace damaged cords immediately.

Safety is Priority

New Braunfels Lawn Care companies are the professionals who set the standards for industry safety.  As one of the primer New Braunfels Lawn Care companies, Liberty Lawn & Landscaping Inc. enforces the use of a safety program similar to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Lawn Maintenance Safety. For further safety details please review the following document:

New Braunfels landscape services

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New Braunfels landscape services

Landscaping is one of the most neglected features for homeowners.  Builders, contractors, and homeowners put a lot of effort into the planning and designing of the home.  But they forget about the outside parameter. How many people drive by your house daily versus the number of people who enter your home.  This is the reason why Liberty Lawn & Landscaping offers an array of New Braunfels Landscape Services.

What We Offer

Liberty Lawn & Landscaping has a certified Texas Master Gardener, Arborist, and a Licensed Irrigator on staff for New Braunfels Landscape Services.  We can design any landscape of your dreams.  We work alongside the customer in finding the appropriate selection of plants for the landscape and maintenance desires.  In addition, we educate our customers of how to care and maintain the plants for longevity.  We also provide the option for scheduled New Braunfels landscape services.  Of, if the customer has any questions after installation regarding disease management, we have a licensed chemical lawn & landscape applicator for integrated disease management.

Additional Education

One important website for New Braunfels landscape services is the Earth-Kind Landscaping techniques Texas A&M has developed for both professional landscapers and homeowners.  This website offers information about plants and landscape ideas for the Texas region.  It is the go-to guide for any and all New Braunfels landscape services. In addition, it provides on-line education for Texas Master Gardeners and highlights the 10 ways to make you landscape earth-kind.  The website link is  It is a great bookmark for future plant references.

The Difference

Anyone can sell you a landscape.  But New Braunfels landscape services requires intense education on plant selection, placement, and hardscape design.  South Texas has unique climatic weather with numerous soil types.  These two factors play an important role in design your dream landscape.  And if you have to contend with deer and shade, these additional factors can feel like limitations.  However, with the right experts like Liberty Lawn & Landscaping, these limitations are stepping stones to authentic plant and landscape precision.

Call us today 830-629-5296… You won’t regret it…

Lawn Care Company

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Lawn Care Company

As the grass becomes green many customers ask their lawn care company the same question.  How do I get my grass to look good?  When a lawn care company gives you a general answer, this should raise a red flag.  With this question, there are numerous other questions that must be followed up by the lawn care company. Such questions a lawn care company should ask must pertain to three categories: the sun, water, and soil.  These three factors are critical to finding a solution to any grass problem.  Just as food, water, and exercise are important factors to human health so are these three factors to grass.


As the saying goes with our lawn care company, “too much or too little of some things is not good.”  This saying fits the criteria for grasses three factors.  Each grass needs just the right amount to produce an overall wellbeing.  The soil needs to have the right amounts of each nutrient for cellular production, maintenance, resistance, and growth.  If the nutrients are too high or too low than soil modifications such as fertilizers must be introduced to the soil.


This also applies to the other two factors: sun and water.  If there is irrigation available the irrigation system needs to be adjusted for the season, temperature, and rainfall average.  Our lawn care company provides this service to our customers.  One item many customers lack is a rain sensor for their irrigation system, which our lawn care company can install.  A rain sensor is vital to prevent overwatering.  Overwatering is a leading cause for brown patch in St. Augustine grass.  If a customer does not have an irrigation system, a manual watering system and schedule must be designed and laid out.  The customer must be conscious and attentive to the schedule and utilize judgment with rainfall and temperature fluctuations.  Unless they utilize the knowledge of a lawn care company who are a licensed irrigator(s).


Lastly, the sun factor is the main criteria for selecting the appropriate grass for the landscape.  How much sun or shade a landscape has can define what type or types of grass will be required for the lawn.  Some grasses demand an entire 8 hrs. of direct sun to flourish while others require less than 4hrs.  Lawns can have a different type of grass for the front and backyard due to the sun factor.  Trees may need to be removed to allow light for grass growth.  Or grass will need to be replaced with proper shade-loving grass when trees grow to maturity.


At Liberty Lawn & Landscaping, we can help you resolve all your grass problems.  Our lawn care company not only utilizes our knowledge and experience but employs several of our vendors who scholar in lawn management.

Call us today 830-629-5296 for all your grass needs.

New Braunfels lawn service

Primer Lawn Care Company

The industry of New Braunfels lawn service, Liberty Lawn & Landscaping has proved to be the topmost reputable and reliable in the county.  Since officially starting the company in 2005, Tray and Christy Rohlf have prided themselves in the quality of workmanship and customer satisfaction.  Through years of experience and continuing education in irrigation, lawn chemicals, gardening, and arboriculture, Tray and Christy are constantly increasing the company’s knowledge in order to provide elite New Braunfels lawn service to all their current and potential customer.

Liberty Lawn & Landscaping is the primer New Braunfels lawn service and numerous customers are recognizing the value of the company.  During the initial consultation, potential and new customers acknowledge and appreciate the insightful help and suggestions Tray and Christy provides free of charge.  New Braunfels lawn service requires this extensive knowledge base because of the ever-evolving Texas weather and the evidence-based research furnished by several well-known universities, such as Texas A&M.

Providing More than Service

As a New Braunfels lawn service, Liberty Lawn & Landscaping strives to provide customers with informative instruction and direction to assist with lawn care.  With the season of Spring occurring as we speak, one helpful website through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension on Spring Lawn Care offers direct and easy to follow advice for all types of homeowners.  This page,, can also be utilized for guidance for any season.  New Braunfels lawn service everywhere should use this page as the foundation for customer care.

In all, Liberty Lawn & Landscaping redefines New Braunfels lawn service by shaping the way for the future.  Just at doctors practice medicine and continue with advanced knowledge and technology, so should all landscapers.  Liberty Lawn & Landscaping is committed to this advancement and will strive for New Braunfels lawn and landscaping community.  The industry customers not only demand it but also desire it from all landscapers.

New Braunfels Lawn & Landscaping Maintenance

 Lawn & Landscaping Maintenance

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One issue that comes up when meeting new or potential customers is quality and reliability.  Quality is directly related to knowledge and experience.  While reliability is related to business management and ethics.  Almost any individual with minimal resources can start a lawn & landscaping maintenance company; however, many of them lack the education, experience, and business management skills to successfully guarantee professional services.

Lawn & landscaping maintenance is an art and science.  The artistic realm is based on design and aesthetic attention.  From proper pruning to plant colors and structure, lawn & landscape maintenance is painting a picture through exact colors and strokes.  Then there is the science portion.  The science of horticulture is a field of study with numerous degrees and dimensions.  Plants are living organisms for which requires accurate care and comprehensive understanding.  When pruning a plant or tree, landscapers are invasively altering plant structure and controlling its livelihood.  When landscapers lack the knowledge and experience, plants can lose vitality and become disease-ridden and even decay to death.

Liberty Lawn & Landscaping is an all-inclusive lawn and landscape maintenance company with 12 years of experience and various educational degrees.  Our motto at Liberty Lawn & Landscaping is providing exceptional service while aiding and supporting our customers’ knowledge while understanding their lawn and landscaping needs.  Each of our customers has different degrees of involvement in their lawn & landscaping maintenance.  No matter what type of engagement, our goal is not only to meet our customer’s expectations but to exceed them. Through this, Liberty Lawn & Landscaping offers remarkable value to our customers.  And if we don’t, in those rare cases, we are willing to find an honest, sound solution to the problem.

One toolbox for homeowners, business owners, or corporate leaders to utilize when finding a lawn & landscape maintenance company is provided through the Ohio Landscape Association.  This web page provides information and ideas to consider when matching your wants and desires with the right professional landscaper who will meet your expectations.  Or if you live and/or requesting lawn & landscaping maintenance in the New Braunfels, Schertz, Seguin, La Vernia, Marion, Cibolo, and San Marcos areas, call Liberty Lawn & Landscaping today and you won’t regret it.



New Braunfels Weed Services

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New Braunfels Weed Services 

Weeds, Weeds go away, don’t every come another day…

As temperature rises and rain showers appear, weed growth and germination begins to dominate lawns. These unsightly pests can make a lawn go from pristine to tarnished. So, what are these pests and how do we eradicate them.

First, homeowners or landscape professionals need to properly categorize the weed into either broadleaf or grassy weeds.  This basically allows proper selection in herbicide application.  Broadleaf weeds are dicots (two seedlings per leaf) and grassy weeds are monocots (one seedling per leaf).  In order to properly kill the weed, the right chemical(s) must be selected.  There are chemicals that kill both categories but they are more costly.  And if you only have grassy weeds, then save yourself some money and by the assigned herbicide.

Aggie Turf offers an educational weed identification tool.

This tool provides an image of each weed with the common name.  You can click on the weed for a more detailed description of the weed. In addition, the tool offers a table for quick reference in understanding the differences between broadleaf, grass/grass-life, and sedges.  This is a great guide for novice homeowners who desire to learn more about those pesky weeds and how to eliminate them.

On a side note: please, PLEASE, do NOT use weed and feed on lawns.  The time to eliminate weeds does NOT coincide with fertilizing periods.  February thru March is the time to focus on weeds.  The lawn is reemerging from dormancy and is utilizing the organic breakdown from last year’s growth as the initial nutrients.  Also, any organic matter such as tree leaves provides additional mineralization.  Adding an extra boost of inorganic synthetic fertilizer could promote root burn and/or fastidious growth.  Fastidious growth is destructive for cell development and growth with mutations while also increasing susceptibility to pests.  Hold off on the fertilizer until April and even into the beginning of May.

Liberty Lawn & Landscaping offers a top notice fertilizer and herbicide schedule that outranks other chemical application franchises.  While many other companies spray your lawn month with herbicides, Liberty Lawn & Landscaping eradicates weeds with only two application.  We don’t believe in over using synthetic chemicals in efforts of schedules and profits.  At Liberty Lawn & Landscaping, our top priority is our customer’s outcomes and savings.

If you want your lawn looking immaculate and flawless, call Liberty Lawn & Landscaping… You Won’t Regret It…


New Braunfels Pest Control


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Ant Control

Did you know that 1 queen ant can lay 1500 eggs PER day?  These little pests can take over a yard within a matter of days.  Mounds can start appearing in your yard in all directions; but, unknown to the eye is all the underground tunnels and nests.  Ants are similar to states of civilization.  They take care of their community and protect their livelihood.  They are known for their aggressive behavior when they feel threatened or attacked.  Billions of people have felt their fiery wrath when they sting in defense.

At Liberty Lawn & Landscaping, we want to help prevent these pests from luring in your lawns and stinging you and your loved ones.  These pests can also be harmful to plants causing inadequate growth/development and invite other opportunistic pests for plant damage.  Additionally, ants can kill beneficial insects who aid in plant proliferation.


This is the #1 professional fire ant treatment with year-long guaranteed protection.  One application per year can eradicate all current and future ants.   If words are no enough here is a short video clip on how amazing this product really is:

Even better, TopChoice provides pest management for fleas, ticks, and crickets for up to 4 months.  And when TopChoice is applied on a yearly basis for two-to-three years straight, ants don’t have a fighting chance.  If your tired of those nasty stings and those eyesore mounds, call Liberty Lawn & Landscaping today and let us take the pain right out.


Rose Pruning

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Love and roses are on our minds with Valentine’s Day on the horizon.  Forget the love, it’s ROSE PRUNING time.  It’s time to prune those rose bushes back in preparation for spring growth, buds, and blooms.  Many homeowners are afraid to cut back their roses in efforts to prevent growth dominance and focus on bud and bloom production.  But in actuality, pruning is what your roses so desperately want and need during dormancy for future flowering.  First, roses don’t want to hold on to dead and diseased/damaged stems.  These rose stems are just taking up their space for future growth and blooms.  Secondly, remove all suckers and small weak stems that are consuming water and nutrients from dominant (thick and long) stems.  When roses put on new growth they want to focus on preparing for buds and flower bloom; not in maintain old little shoots.  Third, remove all remaining sprouts in the middle of the bush.  This helps the rose bush with air movement for absorbing carbon dioxide and prevent safe havens for pests.

These three concepts are the bases to why spring pruning for roses need to be done and done right!

So, that brings us to the how.  The best way to learn how to prune a rose is through illustrations.  Mississippi State University has developed a superb guide with diagrams on how to prune roses:

It is certainly worth studying and utilizing to prevent further damage to your rose bushes and promote buds and blooms.

Lastly, two websites, one furnished from Texas A&M and the other from a Texas Master Gardener, can provide additional resources on correctly pruning your rose bushes for the South Texas/Hill Country region.  It is vital to know how to care for your rose bushes in your temperate location in order to prepare them for the next three seasons.


Again, if you don’t feel confident or have the time for pruning back your roses/shrubs/perennials in preparation for springtime blooms, please call on the professionals – Liberty Lawn & Landscaping at 830-629-5296.  You will be glad you did.

Liberty Lawn & Landscaping is a family-owned and operated business for the last 12 years.  We take pride in our work and the value of our services.  Our knowledge base far exceeds the many local and regional landscape companies.  We strive for quality service and satisfied customers.

New Braunfels Tree Care

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Trees are vital pieces to any landscape.  Their long-term value is irreplaceable due to the length of time and effort to establish a full grown tree.  But trees are often forgotten and overlooked because of the low maintenance.  February is the month of Trees.  Since we are in the early weeks of February, tree pruning is the essential element at this time.  As trees are dormant during winter months and the horizon of next month’s budding and root growth nears, tree maintenance through structural pruning can expand the life and health of any tree.  Reducing risk, providing clearance, reducing wind resistance, influencing flower/fruit production, while improving the tree’s aesthetics are some of the basic objectives for most homeowners.  However, objectives can’t be properly meet without the proper methods. ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) has established best management practices for tree pruning through numerous findings and results from research. ISA offers a comprehensive, but easy to read, book on how to properly prune all species of trees titled “Best Management Practices – Tree Pruning, Second Edition” at

One of the main takebacks for pruning any tree is the simple three-cut method approach for removing any limb/branch. 

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Cut 1 is the undercut, half way thru the branch with cut 2 being slight down and above cut 1 with the same depth. Cut 3 is the final removal stage.  This prevents bark tears and distributes the weight of the branch evening for the final cut. Two important comments to note is branch collar and using a chain saw.  First: an essential element to effective tree healing from pruning is never to cut behind or at the branch collar.because all the healing (compartmentalizing) mechanisms are located in the region.  What is the branch collar… it is where two branches our trunks have joined together to create a swell.

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The picture below shows two cuts.  Cut 1 is the correct cut beyond the branch collar to aid the tree in compartmentalizing the wound, while cut 2 is incorrect and will allow pest and decay to occur. Secondly: when using a chainsaw the 2nd cut should be either close to or right above the 1st cut but not all the way through.  This closer cut aids in safety to prevent a barber chair break.

Now, if the idea of tree pruning and structural management is beyond your scope of safety and knowledge, New Braunfels Tree Care experts are just a call away.  Liberty Lawn & Landscaping Inc. offers tree pruning, tree management, and tree care from our best management practices through ISA education and 11 years of reliable experience.  Call us today, 830-629-5296 for more information and to schedule a free estimate.


Additional Information:

The USDA has subsequentially developed a handbook guide on “How to Prune Trees” that any homeowner or professional can reference:

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