Gardening Projects

Do you want a gardening project to beautify your landscape? If so, you’ll want to leave it to professionals who can give you the results you’re looking for. At Natural Environments Corporation, we have 40 years of experience bringing our client’s landscaping ideas to life. Request a free quote today to get started. 

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What Are Some Examples of Gardening Projects?

There are many different types of gardening projects you can implement on your property. Some examples include:

  • Rain gardens: Rain gardens are grown in shallow depressions in the ground. The reason they are depressed is so stormwater can flow into them via gravity. When stormwater reaches the rain garden, it will stay there and infiltrate into the garden, watering the plants. 
  • Trees: Trees are sometimes forgotten when it comes to gardening projects, but they are important nonetheless. Not only do trees have a stunning look, but they’re also practical. Trees can provide added shade and prevent erosion. 
  • Shrubs and bushes: Much like trees, shrubs and bushes are great for preventing erosion. They’re also smaller, making them a great space-saving solution. Besides that, pruned bushes and shrubs have a polished look that can add a touch of luxury to your property. 
  • Flower gardens: Flower gardens are great for adding a pop of color and vibrancy to your landscape. Also, flowers, particularly native flowers, can attract pollinators, making them great for the environment. 
  • Native gardens: Native gardens can be a great addition to any property, and they have the added benefit of helping our environment. Native species are both beautiful and great for pollinators like birds, butterflies, and bees. Many people may consider installing a native garden as their way of helping the environment on an individual level.


No matter what you decide on, gardening projects both large and small will make your property beautiful. Get started on your project by requesting a quote from Natural Environments Corporation today. 

How Are Gardening Projects Implemented?

A successful gardening project starts with a great gardening design. Our designers will need to take a look at the lighting, soil type, water resources, budget, and aesthetics of the garden. Along with that, we also consider what your maintenance requirements are — in other words, how much time do you want to spend in the garden after it’s installed. 

Once we’ve come up with a design that is beautiful and fits your budget, we will move into the installation phase. This begins with preparing the garden area with tilling, weeding, soil amendments, and new soil if needed. 

After we’ve readied the garden for the greenery that will be planted, we will begin the installation process. Not all plants are installed exactly the same way. Trees will need to be handled much differently than a shrub or small plant. After the plants are incorporated, we will begin covering the area with mulch for added nutrients and weed deterrence. Adding mulch or another ground cover is one of the best ways to help your new garden be successful. 


What Are Some Benefits of a Garden?

There are countless benefits to gardening projects, and they will largely depend on why you chose to install a garden in the first place. For example, if you decided to get a small garden of wildflowers to add color and interest to your property, this will likely be the aspect you appreciate most about it. However, some homeowners also enjoy maintaining their gardens, which encourages time outdoors and helps improve both mental and physical health.

What Happens if Gardening Projects Aren’t Done Correctly?

If someone improperly installs your garden, you’re likely to have a very low success rate with the plants. They will die quickly even if you maintain the garden since it was set up to fail with incorrect soil, lighting, or placement. If you want properly installed gardening projects that enhance your landscape, request a quote from Natural Environments Corporation today. 


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Natural Environments Corporation Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, having a garden can be good for the environment. The best way to ensure your garden helps the environment is by planting native plants. Native plants don’t need as much water to grow successfully, and they have better survival rates. Also, they are more likely to attract pollinators.


Yes, there are low-maintenance gardening options. There are plenty of Minnesota native plants that are low-maintenance and easy to grow. Low-maintenance gardens are great if you have a busy schedule or are a beginner gardener. 

Soil amendment is the process of adding something to the soil to improve its quality. One common example is adding sulfur to decrease the pH of soil. This is beneficial for plants that prefer more acidic soil. Soil amendment is not always necessary, but it’s essential to find a contractor that knows how to do this. Not amending your soil when it’s necessary will inhibit the success of the plants. 

Where you should put your garden largely depends on your needs, the current state of your landscape, and the amount of space you have. Generally speaking, gardens should be in a convenient location, like close to your house, front door, or along a path. This will make it much easier for you to maintain your garden compared to going all the way to the other side of your yard. 

Gardens can also make beautiful borders for patios, so putting a garden around a patio is a  popular solution. 


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