Minnehaha Falls Landscaping has
served the Twin Cities
for over 60 years
Founded by the Lindgren family in 1957, Minnehaha Falls Landscaping was placed in the hands of Russ Henry and Chesney Engquist, who purchased it in 2017. Russ and Chesney are continuing the tradition of service, quality, and community that Minnehaha Falls Landscaping customers have grown to expect.
Minnehaha Falls Landscaping creates outdoor environments that grow beauty, and support health and wellness. It is the foundation of Giving Tree Gardens and its community initiative, Bee Safe Minneapolis.
Together, we provide everything needed to create and maintain spaces for people and pollinators to come together, relax, and connect at home, in the school yard, and in the community.
As a business rooted in healthy soil, all soil and fertility products are scientifically managed to bring customers the very best. Russ and Chesney are proud to offer organic lawn care, low-impact gardening, and water-wise landscaping.
We are committed to ensuring that the natural beauty of Minnehaha Falls and the Twin Cities area will continue inspiring people for generations to come.
- Retaining Walls
- Garden Beds
- Raised Beds
- Organic Weed Control
- Lawn Restoration
- Sod Installation
- Spring Clean-up
- Fall Clean-up
- Plant Division
- Annual Planting
- Container Planting
- Flower Boxes
We are excited to share our passion for health and beauty through our custom landscape designs, soil health consultation and lawn and garden maintenance.
We pride ourselves on our wholistic way of thinking about our landscape work and how it supports the community and local ecosystems. The future of the Twin Cities is being decided by our decisions today and we’re honored to help lead the way towards a eco-friendlier and more beauty filled future for this area.
By our clients and fans, we’ve been called “trend setters”, “a business that gives back”, “environmental leaders” and our favorite, “local heroes”. We’ve won awards for “Best Garden” and been honored by multiple mayors of Minneapolis and organizations for our work. These accolades provide us with the knowledge that we’re on the right path, and will be able to continue doing what our hearts drive us to do, growing health and beauty in the Twin Cities.
Russ and Chesney
On a sunny summer afternoon, Russ was volunteering at an event, sitting in the Walker Sculpture Garden talking with passersby about compost and worms. Chesney stopped to ask a few questions about compost and engage in a conversation about soil health.
Russ, being massively impressed by an attractive woman interested in soil, proceeded to ask Chesney to meet him for a beverage to discuss compost.
Chesney agreed and she must have been excited about the chance to get together too because she showed up for their first date one-week-early.
The fates wouldn’t let a little thing like timing stop a beautiful union and Chesney and Russ soon began a relationship that would grow like a well composted garden.
Since then they’ve traveled together, campaigned together, grown a business together, planted and cared for hundreds of gardens and landscapes together, and fallen more deeply in love with each passing year.
For Russ and Chesney, dirty hands and smiling faces are the hallmarks of happiness. “We are grateful and blessed to have the opportunity to grow health and happiness in our client’s landscapes. We are so grateful for our relationships with the people and families we’ve been fortunate to work with.”
Minnehaha Falls Landscaping has accomplished so much because of the amazing power, passion, and positive energy of our crew. Russ Henry, the company president runs the day-to-day operations and manages equipment and crew while Tom Kerby, our visionary landscape architect walks clients through our design process.
Chesney Engquist our general manager manages accounts with organizational prowess unmatched in modern history while simultaneously heading up our garden maintenance operations with a surgical precision as she trains and manages the gardening crews through each season.
Angel Deloya our construction foreman works with Tom to precisely form vision into reality in our client’s landscapes. Angel’s work is sure and long lasting, he’s a leader that our crew admires and respects. Angel’s work is featured in many of the pictures on this website.
Jordan Scott, and Arco Bordayo head up our lawn maintenance operations. These are two of the best gentlemen you’ll ever meet. They’re dedicated, high-quality craftsmen who care for our client’s landscapes as though they were working at their own grandma’s homes.
Russ, Chesney, Angel, Jordan, and Arco head up the snow crews each winter and deliver timely safe passage the dedication to client well being shown in the snow season is among our crew’s most impressive attributes. It takes a lot of love to work through a blizzard.
Together these leaders manage over 20 crew members and managers throughout the year. At Minnehaha Falls Landscaping our crew’s motto is “let’s make things good by making good things”.