If you've ever taken delight in the smell of soil, or worked to transform a forgotten garden into something beautiful, this might be the career for you!
See our employment page for more information on joining the Home Sown Gardens team!
This cool and rainy August has rain gardens on our minds!
Growing in popularity the past few years, rain gardens are a great way to take pooling moisture at a low spot in your yard and turn it into thriving plant life. Look for a spot where the water is pooling, or install adjacent to areas where there is runoff (like a concrete deck).
If you have clay-like or sandy soil, start by amending it so the soil so it can absorb the water more readily. Then, fill it with moisture-loving plants like coneflower, wild bergamot, sedges, and dogwoods. For a long list of Minnesota-friendly rain garden plants, see these suggestions from the University of Minnesota extension (PDF link).
While you're thinking about rain gardens, here are a few other improvements to think about making in your gardens!
Fencing. Strong winds can dry out plants even faster, especially during the hot days of summer. If you live in a windy area and your plants are struggling to maintain the moisture they need to survive, consider protecting your garden with a fence.
More mulch, less turf. Most garden plants need only 1" of rain per week to thrive, but many types of turf grass need 2" of rain per week (or more) to look their best. Create mulch beds around your plants to lower your yard's overall water consumption.
Who are we?
Home Sown Gardens takes a personal approach to maintenance, restoration, and individualized coaching in the greater Twin Cities area. Our gardeners work with spaces of all shapes and sizes!
What makes us different?
We care. About you, your landscapes, gardens, and the environment.
Gardening is all we do. We are expert Gardeners. We leave everything else in your yard to those respective experts.
Our commitment to maintenance. Whether you have us create a new garden or care for preexisting areas, we will make sure that your investment stays beautiful all spring, summer and fall and we will get your outdoor spaces ready for winter.
Our Experience. You can count on our experts with many years of gardening and maintenance experience, education, great ideas and knowledge to answer your questions and deliver high quality care for your garden and soul.
Improve your garden; enhance your life. We take a gardening approach to overall well-being. When your garden looks great, you feel great. You can feel pride in your surroundings and enjoy the beauty without the work.
Your landscape and gardens are always in good hands with Home Sown Gardens. Our services include spring and fall clean-up and winter prep, seasonal and holiday planters, customized maintenance, renewed designs and installation for existing beds, restoration of overgrown beds, and coaching. In the process, we always keep your personal wishes and needs in mind.
We're happy to come by your property for an on-site garden and/or landscape consultation. Initial Meetings and Estimates are always complimentary! Call us at: (651) 434-7349.
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The glory of gardening:
hands in the dirt,
head in the sun,
heart with nature.
To nuture a garden is to feed
not just the body, but the soul.
See some of our design and maintenance projects and be inspired!