Planting and Gardening Help in Mankato

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.

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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.

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We’ve got your landscaping project taken care of anywhere in Mankato. Check out the map below to view our service area in Mankato. We dispose of the debris at Pilgrim Demolition Landfill which is west of 3rd Ave and off 231st Lane North. Additional yard waste can be dumped at Ponderosa of Blue Earth County which is off Gooseberry lane.

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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.

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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!

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“This is the third time I have used His Workmanship. What made His Workmanship catch my eye is the Christian mission. I’ve had the crew out here to do a fairly large project for a new rosebed and they’ve been very hard workers and made the job a breeze. I would definitely recommend His Workmanship for landscaping projects.” – Mark
His Workmanship LaborHis Workmanship Labor4.9 Based on 1441 reviews fromRichard FendaRichard Fenda ★★★★★ The two men that came to our house were great.Claire JordanClaire Jordan ★★★★★ The two men on the job loaded an apartment full of belongings, making trips to two destinations for these items, and taking care all the while to protect fragile items such as TVs. They are prompt, professional, organized, and thorough. They were flexible and provided outstanding service. We are repeat customers and will use this company again.Kim MuellerKim Mueller ★★★★★ This is the third time we have hired His Workmanship and again they did an amazing job! We needed furniture moving help this time. The work was exceptional! Very nice young men, respectful and fun. Will definitely hire this company again!Jeffrey DoyleJeffrey Doyle ★★★★★ The workers were on time. Very hard workers and very polite. I would hire in a heartbeat if needed.Kitrina SullivanKitrina Sullivan ★★★★★ They showed up on time. They were polite and worked non stop the whole time while at the house. They made suggestions that were very helpful.Katelyn MorgnerKatelyn Morgner ★★★★★ Eric and his team did a great job. We would definitely use them again in the future.James MillerJames Miller ★★★★★ Came to my yard removed all my leaves worth every penny!Kate RichardsonKate Richardson ★★★★★ The Team did a great job raking the Fall leaves and removing branches. They are very professional and made sure that they understood the job before starting it. They work very hard and are very gracious. I have used them numerous times and always had an excellent experience and outcome.Jordan SJordan S ★★★★★ I've used His Workmanship several times now. They're reliable, hard working, and do a fantastic job. It's easy to book a service and Eric always replies within 24 hours. Their pricing is also reasonable.Becky DaviesBecky Davies ★★★★★ The team from His Workmanship was punctual, polite, skilled and a pleasure to have at our home. They completed a full fall cleanup of our garden areas with gusto! The price was fair and the job was done well! The communication before, during and after the job was excellent. I recommend them highly.Clare MacLeanClare MacLean ★★★★★ Fantastic experience. Will definitely use again and recommend to others. It was so easy to schedule and I heard back immediately. They were quick but thorough with the job. 10/10frances kreuzfrances kreuz ★★★★★ His workmanship has done two projects for me and I have been very satisfied and will plan to use them againMary Kay BettsMary Kay Betts ★★★★★ Caden and Nick arrived on time and worked very hard. They were very professional and polite and fun. They gave me a few good suggestions which I liked. I will have them back again for another project.Sharon CostelloSharon Costello ★★★★★ On time and very professional. The young men got the job done. I needed a lot of leaves raked and bagged and that is exactly what they did. They guys could not have done a better job. Am very pleased. I would certainly use His Workmanship again.Robert LaingRobert Laing ★★★★★ These two young men were thoughtful, polite and hardworking. It was a pleasure having them here. They finished everything we had on our list thoroughly and on a timely basis.Want them back next time.One suggestion (even though it's none of my business):It is my understanding that the hourly fee is split evenly between the workers and the organization. I my opinion, this arrangement is a bit lopsided and would think that 60% workers and 40% organization might be a more equitable arrangement. Just a thought. Perhaps the additional 10% could be positioned as an incentive and earned based on the customer reviews they receive.David EhrlichDavid Ehrlich ★★★★★ Terrific job from beginning to end. Nice to see an A+ performance. Will use this team again for sure!Julie MullikinJulie Mullikin ★★★★★ I appreciated the prompt response and open line of communication in setting up services. Tanner and Josiah were pleasant young men who did a marvelous job raking my lawn. Circumstances had kept me from being able to do it myself and now I don't have to worry about it anymore. Thank you so very much.Robert BroRobert Bro ★★★★★ Nic was on time. He was friendly and polite.Brian JamesBrian James ★★★★★ I’ve used His Workmanship for two years now and have always been impressed by their work and professionalism. I was late booking this year for some end of season stuff but they were able to get me in within a few days. Workers are polite and engaging.Graham AndersonGraham Anderson ★★★★★ Every step of my experience with His Workmanship was great. From the owner initially responding to my post, to the website that clearly listed out service options, prices, and next steps. Follow up was fast and thorough, making sure both parties were clear on what I needed.Scheduling was fast and flexible. The team was very responsive in the days prior confirming price, schedule, and scope of work. The day of the team was prompt and spent time listening and taking notes on exactly what I wanted them to accomplish. They even checked in half way through to make sure I was satisfied with the work so far.I’d be happy to hire this team again, and have recommended them to friends and family.js_loader

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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.

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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.

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My name is Daniel and this is my first summer helping residential homeowners through His Workmanship. I used to attend the same church as the owner so that is how I learned about this amazing opportunity. To be honest, I really enjoy finding customers through a referral company that so clearly reflects the Christian faith in their business model. The cherry on top is that a $20 discount is offered to everyone who reads a certain passage in the Bible.

Fun facts about Mankato

Mankato is a city in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur counties. It completely encompasses the town of Skyline. Sibley Park is a city park along the river in Mankato. The Hubbard House Blue Earth County Historical Society is there too but it has temporarily closed due to Covid. The Blue Earth County Library serves the city. Happy Chef original restaurant and company headquarters; Mankato also is home to the last surviving 36-foot Happy Chef statue. The major daily newspaper in the area is the Mankato Free Press. Learn more about Mankato schools, utilities and parks.
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