Backyard solutions

Small spaces make a big difference.

Let us help you with seed, plants, and resources to create your own successful native seeding or planting project. Consider underutilized spaces, shorelines, swales, along fencelines, in wooded areas, septic mounds, or even a new rain garden! Assess the site conditions and browse our wide variety of native seed mixes and plant options for most habitat types. Have questions? We’re here to help. Ask in the live chat during business hours, or complete the form at the bottom of this page to reach our team of experts.



Tips for native planting.

We know getting started can be the hardest part! MNL’s team has put together this short video with advice for preparing, planting, and beyond.

Learn what to expect next.

We know it’s hard to wait and see if the investment of your time, energy, and seed costs pay off in the form of a beautiful diverse prairie planting, but we’re here to explain how long you should wait for your prairie to mature!

Dig into how to care for it.

Native plants are hardy and easy to care for. After planting and establishment, consider a simple spring maintenance routine to maintain biodiversity in your planting project in a wildlife-friendly way!


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Perfectly suited for your situation.

What can MNL do for you? Great question. We have answers.

Let us help you determine what’s right to grow on your property. Browse the descriptions of our various seed and plant options, or drop us a line for more personalized advice – fill out the form at the bottom of this page, or catch us on the live chat during business hours.

MNL Pollinator Seed Mix: Our most diverse and most popular backyard seed mix. Create a beautiful garden for yourself and your smallest neighbors to enjoy by planting native species selected to bloom throughout the growing season.

Build-a-Kit: This option allows you to completely customize the plants you order! From just 6 plants, or as many as you’d like! Mix and Match 6-packs of our popular XL plant plugs to create the pollinator garden of your dreams.

MNL Plant Kits: Let MNL experts choose the right native plants for your area and to plant together! These pre-designed kits of 36 plants are built to best suit a variety of habitats for your yard: sunny spots, shady spots, taller species, shorter species, etc.

MNL Septic Mound Mix: Specially designed with native species for poor-soil septic mound and drainfield areas. The University of Minnesota recommends native grasses and wildflowers for septic mounds to improve soil stability and provide a cover to limit frost depths.

Our Services

Corner of the lot or the whole thing.

Vegetation Management

Our team manages all types of ecosystems native to the Midwest from establishment to long term growth. We have extensive experience with woody invasive control, rain garden maintenance, enhancement plantings, increasing biodiversity and maintaining healthy water systems.

Professional Services

Our Professional Services team provides a variety of service options including ecological consultation, environmental and ecological studies, permitting and compliance, wetland delineation, vegetation and wildlife management, and water quality services.

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Featured Project

Shoreline Restoration – Upper Hay Lake.

The project goal was to re-establish a uniform and stable soft-armored lakeshore. Installation included 100 linear feet of coir log, import and placement of 12 cubic yards of clean fill, coir blanket to create one soil lift, along with hardwood mulch, native shoreline seed and approximately 1,200 native plants and shrubs.