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From the business River Rock Lawn and Landscaping, LLC is a professional Austin, TX Landscaping company that will get the job done right. Whether you want custom designs or simple backyard and front … Learn more about River Rock Lawn and Landscaping , Opens a popup Specialties River Rock Lawn and Landscaping, LLC is a professional Austin, TX Landscaping company that will get the job done right. Whether you want custom designs or simple backyard and front yard aesthetics, we are here for you. History Established in 2011. River Rock lawn and landscaping was started with a dream and a lawnmower. After being laid off from a corporate job, Brant decided it was time to go for a dream and start River Rock Lawn and Landscaping. 5 years later with over 20 full time employees the company is still growing yet keeps the small company ideals customer service that is so important to our success. Report
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River Rock Landscape

We had a disappointing experience with River Rock. I contacted them in January 2016 for a landscape plan for our small front and backyard. Helen was super responsive and came out to discuss our budget and ideas in detail. We received the plan and were very happy with it. However, following that the problems began. In April we had a large tree fall at our house during a storm which damaged our front sidewalk, which we hired River Rock to repair. We came home to find the sidewalk had been re-laid incorrectly so there was a 2 inch gap between the sidewalk and the driveway. They had also driven bobcat through our neighbor's yard and damaged a significant amount of their grass. There was debris in our plant beds and our rosemary bush had been uprooted and eventually died. We weren't home while the work was being done but our neighbors told us the person doing the work was sleeping in their truck when they walked by. River Rock came that evening to collect payment and when I explained my issues with their work they were quick to state that the grass would repair itself and offered to provide a bid (i.e., charge us) to repair the incorrectly laid driveway. After my husband and I expressed dissatisfaction with those solutions, Brant was contacted and they agreed to come out and fix our neighbor's grass (which they did), but nothing was done about the sidewalk. I still hadn't ruled out using River Rock for the yard but wanted to discuss my issues and expectations for the project with Brant. I sent an email on August 5 and never received a response. We decided to go with SweetWater instead and were very happy with their responsiveness, professionalism, and execution of the landscape plan.
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River Rock Landscape

We had a disappointing experience with River Rock. I contacted them in January 2016 for a landscape plan for our small front and backyard. Helen was super responsive and came out to discuss our budget and ideas in detail. We received the plan and were very happy with it. However, following that the problems began. In April we had a large tree fall at our house during a storm which damaged our front sidewalk, which we hired River Rock to repair. We came home to find the sidewalk had been re-laid incorrectly so there was a 2 inch gap between the sidewalk and the driveway. They had also driven bobcat through our neighbor's yard and damaged a significant amount of their grass. There was debris in our plant beds and our rosemary bush had been uprooted and eventually died. We weren't home while the work was being done but our neighbors told us the person doing the work was sleeping in their truck when they walked by. River Rock came that evening to collect payment and when I explained my issues with their work they were quick to state that the grass would repair itself and offered to provide a bid (i.e., charge us) to repair the incorrectly laid driveway. After my husband and I expressed dissatisfaction with those solutions, Brant was contacted and they agreed to come out and fix our neighbor's grass (which they did), but nothing was done about the sidewalk.I still hadn't ruled out using River Rock for the yard but wanted to discuss my issues and expectations for the project with Brant. I sent an email on August 5 and never received a response. We decided to go with SweetWater instead and were very happy with their responsiveness, professionalism, and execution of the landscape plan.
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River Rock Landscape

Choosing the Right Rocks for Your Landscape The rocks you choose will help set the tone for the rest of your garden. Tawny beach pebbles or river rocks add warmth, while white marble chips help brighten up shady areas. Flat terracotta stones complement a tropical landscape, but can seem out of place in a more formal garden. For a minimalist modern landscape or Polynesian-themed garden, try black lava rocks. Check out photos of rockscapes online to see what appeals to you. Because stones last indefinitely, it’s important to choose a look you’ll be happy with for many years. Replace Mulch Rocks may be more expensive than mulch, but they have several advantages as a groundcover. The first is durability. Mulch must be replaced every season, while rocks can last the lifetime of your garden. Another advantage is that pale-colored stones provide striking contrast against deep-colored foliage and help brighten up shady corners of your landscape. “Call attention to a favorite shrub or specimen tree by surrounding it with medium-sized river stones. This creates the effect of a ‘living sculpture’,” says landscape architect Maureen Smith. Rocks will also discourage weed growth around your prized plant, but for the best results, install a weed barrier before putting the stones in place. Plant a Rock Garden For a more exotic look, add a rock garden to your landscape. Choose an area that gets plenty of sun and install two or three small boulders. Surround the boulders with closely spaced low-lying flowers, such as portulaca (left), ground orchids or decorative cactus. Carefully fill in the gaps with smaller stones that complement the color of your boulders. Create a Centerpiece A large, unusually-shaped boulder can serve as an eye-catching focal point. Use as a tidy, low-maintenance centerpiece in a small garden, where an ornamental shrub might become too large or unruly. In larger gardens, a rock centerpiece can add visual interest to monotonous border areas, such as hedges. Build a Pond Border Large rocks are the key to giving your backyard pond that fairytale look. The right type of stone will help camouflage unsightly black pond liners and provide contrast to the dark pond water. Avoid using even rectangular pavers. For the most natural effect, choose rocks that are similar in size but irregular in shape and color. Create a Low-Maintenance Container Garden Instead of setting up a container garden on your deck or patio, where the pots need regular watering, place them in a rockscape that’s within reach of your sprinkler system. Line the area with a weed barrier and set the containers on top. Cut holes in the barrier, so the bottoms of the pots can fit through and settle into the soil. Make sure the pots have adequate holes for drainage. Surround the pots with small stones in a complementary color. The result is a striking container garden that gets watered whenever your sprinklers come on. Make a Stepping Stone Path A stepping stone path is a picturesque option for those shady areas alongside your house, where there is too little sun for most plants to thrive. It’s also a practical way to keep shoes clean when walking up to a side door or back door. For a tidy look, surround large stepping stones with small pebbles in a contrasting color.
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River Rock Landscape

Specialties River Rock Lawn and Landscaping, LLC is a professional Austin, TX Landscaping company that will get the job done right. Whether you want custom designs or simple backyard and front yard aesthetics, we are here for you. History Established in 2011. River Rock lawn and landscaping was started with a dream and a lawnmower. After being laid off from a corporate job, Brant decided it was time to go for a dream and start River Rock Lawn and Landscaping. 5 years later with over 20 full time employees the company is still growing yet keeps the small company ideals customer service that is so important to our success.
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River Rock Landscape

If you hire River Rock to do a job for you, make sure you have an exact written bid in place before the work begins. This company severely underestimated the scope of work for our project, which could have been avoided if our site had been measured correctly. Our preschool hired River Rock to clean out and remove debris from our playground area and install new pea gravel so we would have 9″ to meet childcare licensing codes for safety. The original bid was vague as the exact amount and cost of the new pea gravel was not included in the written bid. After starting the project the owner informed us the job was much more extensive than anticipated but still did not provide an exact cost for the additional labor and material. In the end, the work was completed and we are satisfied with the outcome. However, lesson learned. Next time, we will make sure we receive an exact, complete bid from the company we do business with. And River Rock would do well to learn more about the bidding process in order to be fair to their customers.

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