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Rain Gardens Rain gardens are a simple, elegant solution to solving drainage issues on properties...
Catching the BUZZ! Bees are our friends and allies, and right now they need our...
Worm bins are an easy way to help us grow health for our plants and...
How To: Food Forest, Land Grows Justice Standing in front of a classroom full of...
Bee Friendly Lawn Grown with blooming ground cover plants such as clover, thyme, and self-heal...
My interest in landscape architecture initiated from an episode of This Old House on PBS.
Land plants only evolved once the soil microbe community was relatively well-established.
I started gardening with my mother when I was a kid on our family farm so I was always outside getting my hands dirty.
It’s the middle of the night, there’s a blizzard dropping 2-3 inches of snow per hour, it’s 3 degrees outside, and there’s no end to the storm in sight….. where are you?
What does it mean for lawns to have healthy soil? Is it possible to have a healthy lawn without irrigation, pesticides, and fertilizers?
In honor of Minnehaha Creek and all the people, plants, and animals who rely on it, our designs are environmentally sustainable, eco-friendly, useable, livable, and most importantly, enchantingly beautiful.
We love to help guide folks through the process of understanding how to manage lawns...
Water flows over all of our landscapes. Rain gardens, healthy soils, native plants, ground covers,...
Enchantingly beautiful, bees and butterflies are unfortunately ever more rarely seen.  The good news is...
The primary foundation that makes possible the life we can all see around us from birds to bees to trees to people is the microbial soil-food-web, a vast unending network of microbial life supports and guides all life on Earth. Our job as growers is to create the right conditions for healthy soil microbiology to thrive.
This might sound a little over the top for a dirt gardener, but I’ve been convinced that to truly learn to garden one must learn to listen to plants, they are biological encyclopedias of functional knowledge of health and abundance on Earth.

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What folks are saying about us...

"I was thrilled at the results I got from Russ Henry. He's creative, and an impeccably professional landscaper. He knows gardening, and has always got a good idea for what to do with my garden. And not only that, but he's a whiz at creating beautiful patio spaces--his work and creativity allowed my family to enjoy our garden even more. Everyone who is looking for someone to help them figure out how to beautify and optimize their outdoor space should talk to Russ. You'll love the result. I certainly did!"

KEITH STACY

"When I inherited my mother's garden, I inherited Russ Henry too. What a lucky break for me! Russ understood exactly what needed to be done to maintain my mother's gorgeous garden. As I watched the garden through spring, into summer and then into fall, the garden changed and evolved. Thanks to Russ, there was always something new growing and blooming in different corners while the overall garden maintained a lush, almost bohemian feel. Russ was a patient, encouraging teacher whenever I elected to participate in caring for the garden. In fall, he gently put the garden to bed. This spring, I look forward to his return and with him will come a rewarding garden where it will be a constant pleasure to spend time."

NATALIE ELERTSON

"They installed a butterfly garden along my fence where it was difficult to mow. The new garden immediately began teeming with pollinators of all sorts including monarch butterflies. I absolutely love watching the butterflies and bumble bees dance around the garden while I sit on my back deck. The plants grew enough to fill in the garden in less than one season because of the amazing compost and soil management."

JULIE

“Thank you Minnehaha Falls Landscaping. Our experience could not be any better - the patio is AMAZING! We sit on the new patio every night and enjoy the landscaping, trees and shrubs. It really feels like a new room in the house. The best part was working with Carlos - he was very prompt, and we felt like he was a real expert. We do miss his smile.”

TOM & KELLI

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