Planting and Gardening in Madison

His Workmanship offers planting help and gardening services. You provide the plants and soil revitalizer. We’ll bring hand trowels and come ready to help plant and transplant. Our rates start at $100 per hour for 2 gardeners. New customers can read Ephesians 2:1-10 to receive a $20 discount. Details are on the final step of the contact form.

Speedy Replies

Prompt email correspondence.
Multiple responses daily.

Last Minute Help

Book today and get help
as early as tomorrow.

Upfront Pricing

No hidden fees.
Fixed hourly rates.

Honest and hardworking college students ready to help with planting and gardening

Are you planning to plant bulbs this spring or fall? Are you looking to hire a gardener for planting services? Then look no further! Our network of gardeners are trained with how to plant beautiful flowers in your gardens. We are experienced with how to carefully transplant hostas. Check out video below to learn about our process for installing plants.

His Workmanship arranges landscaping labor in Madison

Our platform of college landscapers can help improve your yard anywhere in our Madison demographic. The landscapers have completed all sorts of yard tasks in Waunakee and Fitchburg. We can help schedule big or small landscaping projects in neighborhoods like Middleton and Sun Prairie.

Ready to inquire about planting in Madison?

1. Get a free estimate in just a couple minutes

Select the services that best align with your needs and describe the details of your project to help us get a better idea of the scope of work. Feel free to upload pictures so your crew can visualize your specific needs.

2. Receive great customer support along the way

Our staff guarantees a reply to all emails within 24 hours. Once you get scheduled, you'll get a confirmation email with your service provider names as well as a text notification 1 hour before your project starts.

3. Relax while we speedily complete your project

Equipment in hand, your crew will arrive a few minutes early so they can collaborate with you about the work that needs to be done. Once they finish, you can pay the total bill directly to the crew leader. It's as simple as that!

Hear what a customer says

“This is the third time we have used His Workmanship. So far we’ve had great crews on our property. They have weeded out hosta beds, dug up buckthorn, planted several shrubs and installed around 70 bags of mulch. I have referred them to my friends and plan to have them come back next summer for more work. I would highly recommend His Workmanship.” – Linda
His Workmanship LaborHis Workmanship Labor4.9 Based on 1470 reviews fromcory webstercory webster ★★★★★ Amazingly fast response! Very good communication and timely arrival. Nicholas & Will were friendly and professional. They did a great job, got done fast & cleaned up extremely well. Will hire again!Jim HartJim Hart ★★★★★ Hired these guys again - and once again received great service. They accomplished everything I asked them to do and more. Very impressed with their work and professionalism.James DignanJames Dignan ★★★★★ Sam and Will showed up on time. They worked diligently, and did everything that I asked of them. They were both kind and considerate. I would hire them in a heartbeat if I need more work performed. Thanks!Cyndee TovsenCyndee Tovsen ★★★★★ Carlos and Blake did some AWESOME work cleaning up my front landscaping, spreading mulch and cleaning out the back gardens. Eric was on top of the appointment with expert communication. I would recommend His Workmanship for anyone needing garden help.David BraciakDavid Braciak ★★★★★ I had some hefty lawn cleanup from the winter. The two guys were fantastic. They arrived early and were already to it when I pulled up a few minutes after the arranged start time. The yard work was thorough and done at a nice pace. I am very pleased and will use them again. Thank youClaudia BuckalewClaudia Buckalew ★★★★★ The crew was here on time, they had me show them what needed to be done and they got to work. They asked me to check their work when they were done and I had them pull some additional grass clumps but other than that they did a very thorough job. I have no hesitation in recommending their performance. The young men were polite and easy to work with.Peggy DobrenskiPeggy Dobrenski ★★★★★ Dat and Braiden were on time, accomplished more than we thought possible, cleaned up the work areas and were eager and willing to help in all ways. We were very happy with this teamCindy LytleCindy Lytle ★★★★★ Excellent experience with His Workmanship two years in a row. Quick response to my inital request. Prompt arrival of workers who worked steadily three hours straight. Good work and cleaned everything up. Very good experience.Joseph ChiaramonteJoseph Chiaramonte ★★★★★ His Workmanship and the team that came and did our mulch installation project were great. On time, worked hard and were a pleasant group of young men. Bravo! Highly recommend this local business. 👍👏Julia SmithJulia Smith ★★★★★ Great workers - easy to schedule, showed up on time and got the work done!Kimberly MooreKimberly Moore ★★★★★ Efficient and quality work by helpful crew with friendly attitudes! Will use again!Lacey OsbornLacey Osborn ★★★★★ Eric had excellent communication. The young men who came were very polite and did a good job. Much appreciated.Dàvid BarrickDàvid Barrick ★★★★★ The crew were very friendly and efficient. This is our second time using this service and we will be using them in the future.Bruno MartinBruno Martin ★★★★★ Hello, Excuse me, they will be occupying staff to work in your company.Gino HliebayGino Hliebay ★★★★★ Absolutely exceptional.Prompt, timely, professional, efficient.Repeat customer, great customer service.You definitely get your moneys worth.Nick was one of the hardest working men I have seen, I would use him again in a heartbeatRobert WertmanRobert Wertman ★★★★★ Great communication and hard work!JC WilliamzJC Williamz ★★★★★ Be sure to have a list of tasks longer than you think will fill the time. These young men are fast!David DickersonDavid Dickerson ★★★★★ The guys worked hard all day. Showed up on time, didn't take excessive breaks, and left on time. They both were super friendly and polite. I will hire them again.L KL K ★★★★★ The crew made spring clean up a breeze! I’d definitely hire them again!Elizabeth RatkovElizabeth Ratkov ★★★★★ The guys were very polite and they did a great job weeding and trimming the bushes in the yard. I appreciate the hard work and will definitely work with this group again.js_loader

Ready to inquire about planting in Madison?

Frequently Asked Questions

Most gardeners for hire charge on an hourly basis. Prices tend to range from $40 – $50 per hour. For gardeners who charge toward the higher side, you should make sure they can identify your garden plants and the various types of weeds. Gardeners who have cheaper prices tend to have less experience, such as high schoolers or college students. If you decide to go the cheap route, you should keep a close eye on the kids and be very clear about what you want. Tell the gardeners what weeds you need pulled, where you want the bulbs planted, how to split the hostas and when to water your garden beds. Don’t just assume they will know these things. Gardening services usually include planting bulbs, pulling weeds and watering the garden.
From late October through mid November is the best time to winterize your garden. There are several components involved in this process so it’s important to do your research before starting your project. Since most plants will be dead, you will need a shovel to dig out the plants and a yard waste bin to remove the debris. Some plants won’t need to be entirely removed, so you should grab a shears to prune back the overgrowth and deadhead the hostas. This would also be a good time to divide hostas, split them into batches, and transplant them in new spots. Don’t forget to protect sensitive plants by wrapping them in frost blankets or burlap for the colder winter season. To learn more, read my article about Preparing your Garden for Winter.
Starting in late March and going through mid April, that’s your ideal timeframe to prep your garden for spring. Without a vision the garden perishes, so plan ahead by thinking about how you want your garden to look for the upcoming season. Think about plant variety, color arrangement, big vs. small sizes, sun vs. shade, water drainage, location distribution and bloom times. Once you have a concrete plan, it’s time to purchase plants and flowers. Having sharp and relevant garden tools is essential for installing plants so don’t forget to buy those from your local hardware store. Are you still curious about spring garden prep? Then read my blog which offers 4 Tips for Preparing your Garden for Spring.
Spring is typically the best time to begin a new garden though plants can be added in spring or fall, depending on the specific type of plant. Plants that flourish in cold temperatures, such as kale and pansies, can be planted in fall or winter. Annuals and tomatoes can be planted when temperatures warm up and after the last frost of the season. Feel free to plant perennials in mid-spring or mid-fall. If you want to start seeds indoors, then most annuals and vegetables can be planted in early March. Annuals such as begonias and impatiens shouldn’t be planted outdoors until May to avoid colder temperatures.
Soil that is rich with nutrients is key for having a flourishing garden, so it’s worth investing in premium grade soil. Peat moss enhances the ability of soil to retain nutrients and moisture. Compost like manure will boost fertility and enrich soil. Potting moss contains nutrients that help plants grow in containers. The most common blend of soil for plant growth has been described as loam. Often referred to as topsoil or black dirt by landscape companies, loam is a mixture of sand, clay, and silt. The estimated mixture is roughly 40% sand, 40% silt and 20% clay. Loamy soil has high water retention capacity and preserves nutrients needed for plant growth.
The garden location should be level and free of large roots as well as landscape rocks. It’s important to put your garden in a place you can see from multiple angles. This location should have plenty of sunlight if you are planting edible things. Most fruits and vegetables do best in full sun, and there should be 6+ hours of direct sunlight per day. Avoid low-lying areas because plant roots need oxygen, and vegetables are quite sensitive to being submerged under water. Therefore, you should avoid putting a vegetable garden in a spot where the water accumulates after a rainstorm. That said, since gardeners will need to regularly water their garden bed, don’t forget to put your garden close to a water source such as a hose spigot.
There are two general guidelines to follow when arranging plants in your garden beds. First, space the plants so that they barely touch each other when they reach their mature size. Second, overlap the clusters of plants and connect them so that they flow without space between them. Try to limit gaps or wide open areas between plant clusters. In terms of placement, grouping plants together in odd numbers is the most visually pleasing. If you are planting flowers, aim for a blend of annuals and perennials. Try to blend colors that look good together by staggering them every other. In order to provide good visibility, shorter flowers should go in the front and taller plants toward the back.
Here is a brief summary of our blog post titled 12 Most Popular Perennials to Plant in your Garden. Lavender has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries. Hostas can be known for their shade tolerance. Peonies make excellent cut flowers. Coneflowers are known for their ability to attract a variety of pollinators. Daylilies are renowned for their low-maintenance nature. Salvia plants are known for their attractive flowers. Black-Eyed Susans are known for their adaptability and ease of cultivation. Russian Sage is prized for its aromatic foliage. Sedums are generally low-maintenance plants. Coreopsis is known for providing continuous blooms. Bee Balm is renowned for its ability to attract a variety of pollinators. Shasta Daisies are known for their classic appearance.
Spring is the best time to plant tender bulbs like dahlias and caladium. Fall is the best time to plant hardy bulbs like irises and tulips. Plant tender bulbs 6-8 inches apart and hardy bulbs 4-5 inches apart. You should dig the hole 2-3 times the depth of the bulb height. If you bury bulbs any deeper, then it will either bloom late or won’t bloom at all. Put the bulb in the hole you’ve dug nose up and root down. After that, you should surround the bulb with some nutrient rich soil so that it’s properly fertilized. Finally, you should bury the bulb with the original dirt you dug to make the hole in the first place. This procedure is the best way to plant bulbs in your garden bed.
Arborvitae need full sun or partial shade for optimal growth. Arborvitae are fairly versatile but can suffer in extremely dry conditions. Arborvitae should be planted 10 feet apart. This will leave space for them to fully mature to their normal size. Arborvitae can grow 40 – 60 feet tall so avoid planting them under power lines or other structures. Plant your arborvitae in a straight line to form a hedge if you’d like them to function like a privacy fence. Homeowners often plant arborvitae way too close together. As they grow the competition for root space, light, water and nutrients mean the plants invariably suffer and sometimes even die prematurely.
Here is a list of 9 questions you should ask a gardener before you decide to pull the trigger and officially hire them by signing on the dotted line. 1. Do you help with garden design or just the planting labor? 2. Do you purchase the plants or is that the homeowners responsibility? 3. Is there a warranty if the plants die? If so, how many years are covered under the warranty. 4. What type of soil do you use? 5. Where can I find your planting reviews online? 6. Do you charge by the hour or by the job? 7. Do you offer discounts for senior citizens or military? 8. Do you have employees or independent contractors? 9. How soon can you get started on my gardening project? Click here to get a free estimate on plant installation from His Workmanship.

Blogs about Gardening

His Workmanship is a Christian company

Our mission is to glorify God as we embody the gospel through our hard labor and our honest behavior. Our desire is to bring satisfaction to the customer as they seek to improve their property. We also desire to facilitate growth for students as they experience the business world from a Christian perspective.

Madison landscaping stats

Active Students
Average Hourly Rate
$
Happy Customers

Hear what a provider says

My name is Sam and this is my second summer picking up clients through the His Workmanship platform. I heard about this company from my friend who attends a Christian organization called Young Life. What I like most about this side hustle is that I can work outside with my friends. I’ve made a lot of money and it’s been a great opportunity to help various people in my community. This has definitely been the best summer gig I’ve had thus far in my life.
loader-image
Madison, WI
5:56 PM, Apr 24, 2024
temperature icon 53°F
clear sky
Humidity 34 %
Wind 7 mph
Wind Gust Wind Gust: 0 mph
Clouds Clouds: 0%
Sunrise Sunrise: 6:00 AM
Sunset Sunset: 7:50 PM

Highlights of Madison

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has its headquarters in Madison. Every April, the Wisconsin Film Festival is held in Madison. In 2009, the Madison Common Council voted to name the plastic pink flamingo as the official city bird. Madison is home to a large entertainment industry archive at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, part of the Wisconsin Historical Society. The Overture Center for the Arts, opened 2004, and the adjacent Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, opened 2006, on State Street near the capitol.

Ready to inquire about planting in Madison?