Gardening, landscaping and lawn care are definitely grass roots. The right tools and equipment are as important as mulch, fertilizer, seeds and soil. Some lawn and garden stores sell generic supplies. Others supply products for certain types of gardens. Naturally, beauty comes into play. Many stores sell decorative accessories for that extra care look. If a garden is part of your outdoor living space, look at gardening supply stores that have furnishings to complement flora and fauna.
Gertens
5500 Blaine Ave.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
(651) 450-1501
www.gertens.com

Gertens is a friendly supermart for gardening and landscaping needs. This garden supply retailer sells fertilizer, hand and machine tools, light and heavy equipment, seeds, mulch, insect and animal repellents, fertilizer and accessories. Gardening and landscaping products are from brand name suppliers and manufacturers. Gertens also has landscaping equipment rentals. A rental is useful if you’re doing a one-time landscaping or gardening project.

Bachman’s Floral Gift & Garden
6010 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 861-7600
www.bachmans.com

Bachman’s has several stores in Minnesota, including the one in Twin Cities. Most products are for home gardening. In the garden tool section, Bachman’s carries pruners, soil scoopers, household shears, hedge shears, trimmers, water sprays, and small gardening attachments. Most are non-electrical hand tools. For insect control, Bachman’s has products to repel and eliminate. These include bags for insect cleanups. The store stocks a tidy supply of soil, fertilizers, seed starters and mulches. There are attractive wood containers for raised gardens. Whether you garden indoors or outdoors, Bachman’s has organic gardening solutions for the gardener.

Klier’s Nursery & Garden Center
5901 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 866-8771
kliersnursery.com

Klier’s has heavy duty lawn and gardening products. If you tend to be more of a landscaper than garden keeper, this is the place for electrical gardening tools and machinery. However, don’t hesitate to ask about non-electrical hand tools. Klier’s also services and repairs small machine tools, blowers, lawn mowers and saws.

Central Landscape Supply
4026 County Road 74 S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 252-1601
centrallandscape.com

Central Landscape Supply is a wholesaler of landscape and gardening supplies. In the store you’ll find a garden variety of tools and light equipment. These include brooms, hoes, wheelbarrows, spreaders, sprayers, trimmers and cutters. Central Landscape also has materials for general lawn care, gardening and landscaping. Customers can open a wholesale account.

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Rock Gardens
6074 Hodgson Road
Lino Lakes, MN 55014
(651) 490-3058
www.rockgardens.net

Rock Gardens has the materials needed for a large or small landscaped garden. You can buy sod, artificial and natural rocks, mulches, garden soil, trees, shrubs, paving stones, retaining walls, driveway stones and flag stones. Rock Gardens also has lawn and garden ornaments, miniature gardens, garden supplies, lawn ponds and aquatic pond fish. And there are useful furnishings that create a magical look. A gazebo attracts attention to the yard. Multi-use sheds neatly store construction materials, and gardening and work tools. Some of the sheds, crafted from genuine redwood, are beautiful enough to live in. With so many fairy gardens and so much shrubbery and colorful rocks, Rock Gardens seems more an enchanted forest than a gardening supply store. Many landscaping materials are suitable for outdoor pool patios. They can also be used to build a poolside beach with a garden pond and wishing well. Or they can simply bolster your home’s curbside appeal.

Related: Best Garden Centers In Minnesota


Linda Cameron has written home design, home improvement and lifestyle articles for The Boston Globe and City Shopper Magazine. She has related interests in the building industry, travel, real estate and financing. She is a contributor to Examiner, House Spot, Techsling and Behance, covering topics on career, people, businesses, education and technology.

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