Our History

Smith Lawn and Tree (SLAT) was founded in 1997 by Jud Smith.  He started the company with one yard but continued to provide excellent customer service in his business through high school and college and grew the company into a small landscape firm.  In 2006 Smith Lawn and Tree merged with Metro Horticulture Services and brought on another Owner, Russell Simpler.  At that time Smith Lawn and Tree consisted of about 12 Employees.  Since then, SLAT has grown to over 100 Employees and their service area covers the entire metroplex.  Jud and Russell are both involved in the daily operations of the business.  Even through all of the growth, one main focus has remained constant….That focus is to provide the best customer service possible, with exceptional quality, at a competitive price. 


We are dedicated to customer service; we focus on understanding the needs and objectives of each customer.  We then target our full range of maintenance capabilities to meet those specific needs and execute relentlessly day in and day out to make it happen.  We could not accomplish this without an incredible staff.  Our management professionals are among the most accomplished in their respective fields.  Through their leadership, we continue to reach new heights in landscape maintenance, construction, and irrigation services.