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Read below what some of our customers have said about our work. Also check out what people have said when asked "What Do We Do Best" click here for some of their responses we have received.  

Read here about  what one of our water garden customers experience was. >>>

--Mark, Kay and the staff at Mustard Seed did a fabulous job of transforming our yard into a beautiful landscape with an amazing stone stairway, walkways, and lots of perennials and several trees! They, also, built a stone firepit in our backyard that fits into the natural surroundings of the woods and a pond. We love it and use it as much as we can! We have been extremely satisfied with their wonderful work and they have the most friendly staff which made the projects go so smoothly. We look forward to working with them again for the next project. Thank you to Mark and Kay and your hard working guys for giving us a beautiful yard and making the experience so enjoyable! 


- Francis and Terri Cheung, Chanhassen


 -Dear Mark and Kay,

Just wanted to let you know how delighted we are with our yard. The knowledge, creativity & ideas you provided us truly enhanced the look & feel of our lot. Your team showed up on time & was friendly helpful & professional. I would highly recommend The Mustard Seed to anyone needing a landscaper. Thanks again!


Donna Cochrane

-Thanks for all the effort and the Great Attitude. You’ve been a pleasure! We appreciated the high quality of service and excellent attitude. Everyone really had a welcome level of professionalism. We will call for the backyard. Thanks again!

 The Egertsons

-Mark and Kay,

Many thanks for another job well done. The crew was so respectful and attentive to detail. Gary will be home later this week, but I’ve told him how lovely it is. The work you do is such a blessing to those who are fortunate enough to experience it. Looking forward to our next project! Again, thanks to all!




-Dear Mark,


Thank you for taking the time to read this short note! Although I have been in your store a number of times in the past year, my first meaningful experience with You, and your people was just this last fall.

I purchased (2) corn cribs from you, and had your crew put in a Patio on the inside of one of them. You and your crew were a joy to deal with from the very first moment. They were fun, professional and simply a pleasure to have out to our home.


I hope we can do a lot of great projects together in the coming years.


John & Sherry


Thank you so much for the gift certificate you sent. You surprised us again with your over-the-top customer service and caring! We love doing business with you and are enjoying our beautiful yard, thanks you guys. We will be seeing you soon!


Dick & Kristi Ryan

-My husband and I called upon The Mustard Seed soon after they opened their doors. We needed a few “repairs” in the backyard. Since then, they’ve created a garden, a wildflower area, and this spring…hundreds of spring and summer flowers!

The Mustard Seed has always been fair and friendly. We enjoy doing business with them and look forward to watching their growth along with our garden.


Most sincerely,

Steve & Vicki Mitchell

-Dear Mark,

We recently had you do some landscape work at our home in Orono. Cory was wonderful, and we really love the finished look! My husband and I are so very impressed with the way you proclaim your love for the Lord in your business! We already are making plans to use your services next year—it’s a pleasure to work with a Christian focused organization. May the Lord richly bless your business!


Mary Jane Carlson

-To Mark and Cory,

I want to express my appreciation for your efforts to get the lighting trench installed ahead of your schedule. It really saved me a lot of headaches, and probably saved the company a lot of money too. The asphalt people were here yesterday, and were able to get it taken care of along with their other work.

I do realize that the two of you went above and beyond the call of duty, Thank you.

Roxanne Jordan

Durance Corporation

-We moved from out of state and built a home with a “clean slate” of mud. We needed to develop a whole plan, had some design challenges in the yard, had a strict budget, and needed to implement the plan, possibly in phases.


We prayed for a landscape design firm and saw your yellow car drive by one day while in Chaska. After seeing the logo of The Mustard Seed and the words that said landscape and design, we took note. Knowing what the mustard seed signifies in the Christian faith, we knew this was a divine appointment. So, without checking into anyone else, we contacted you.


We were very impressed by visiting the “barn” and also seeing that The Mustard Seed had very high quality work and also had won some awards for previous work. We were also very pleased with the friendliness of all the staff and the care that they showed us.


We were so pleased to work with Kay. She really knows design and we had much opportunity to work with the plan as she was developing what we had in mind. She also decided not to do the whole plan because there were some questions that came up in the back and the back yard. She made some great suggestions and then offered her assistance as we continue to progress in the back yard areas. She also took the time to make sure that the plants and stock that were delivered were of utmost quality. She also came during the installation to make sure everything was “just right”.


The “crew” was very hard working, very courteous as well as very professional. When working on our retaining wall, there were issues that came up, but they were very experienced and offered some good solutions. Even when we worked on other projects with other contractors (designing a deck and stamped concrete patio with steps down to another level of the yard that was separated by the retaining wall) and issues came up in those areas, Mark and the crew were willing to give their advice and opinions, even at times making a special trip out to our home to do so.


Thank you all at The Mustard Seed!

Private Homeowner

-If you are thinking about a water feature, the staff at The Mustard Seed are the ones for you! They do a great job of listening to what is important to you, and yet have wonderful ideas that make your plans even more special. They follow through with their promises, are extremely polite and pleasant to work with, and never let you feel like any question is a dumb question. I have been particularly impressed with their willingness to continue supporting me as a customer, even after my “major purchase” of a new water feature was complete. They have continued to assist me in ways to improve my pond, including plant and fish selection, lighting, and winter maintenance, and always in a timely manner. I highly recommend The Mustard Seed to anyone considering any size of water feature, large or small!

 Sydney Taggart


-My sincere thanks for the beautiful job your crew did on my project Saturday. It looks just beautiful. I have had a lot of complements.

Thanks again!





-What a wonderful experience. Great communication from you & no stress for us. 


Thank You!

Curt and Peggie

-To Cory and the work crew that worked on our project:



A big thank you for all you did to make our landscape project in our front yard so beautiful. We love the results!

From Anna’s great landscape design to Cory’s wonderful added changes to the crew that did a great job planting the trees & shrubs, everyone was outstanding.

You have great customer services and it showed with everyone we worked with.


We look forward to working with you again as we continue to complete more phases of our beautiful landscape design.

God’s Special Blessings on all of you and The Mustard Seed business.


We will spread the seed to everyone about what a great company The Mustard Seed is!


Thank You,

Gary and Gretchen Olson


-Our experience with The Mustard Seed was outstanding. From our first meeting, our designer Jan Fleming was creative, easy-going and intuitive. Her eye for art and structure in the landscape really came through in our project. Our project started to really come alive when the Mustard Seed team went into action. They were efficient and proficient. Putting our trust into a company with such skill and integrity has never been so easy. Our landscape project was displayed in the Remodeler’s Showcase and has been getting rave reviews ever since. Thank you Mustard Seed.



The Kaufmans

-Dear Cory & Staff,
About two weeks ago The Mustard Seed completed the landscaping job in our front yard.
Starting last fall, both designers that worked with us, Jan & Cory, were very professional and helpful.  The plan had to be adjusted a couple of times and that went very smoothly.  Cory was very accommodating when at the last minute we realized we would need yet another shrub installed.
Once they were ready to begin planting, the staff was very punctual and considerate.  They were anxious to please us, as homeowners, and were thoughtful in dealing with our neighbors, too.
The follow up discussion at the end of the planting session was helpful.  The clean-up of the job site was terrific.
It was a pleasure dealing with The Mustard Seed and we wouldn’t hesitate to use them again in the future.  We have been recommending them as neighbors have come to see the new plantings.
Loretta Goetzinger 


We have the most beautifully landscaped backyard! We went from nothing to a picture perfect yard like we had seen in magazines. From the first consultation to completion of the project we received outstanding service. We would definitely use The Mustard Seed again and again and again!

Daryl & Judy Clark, Minnetonka


Working with the team at The Mustard Seed has been a wonderful experience. They revamped the front of our store by adding 2 beautiful ponds. We hear comments from our customers everyday about the large pond in front of our store and how they'd love to have one just like it in their yard! The pond-less waterfall is admired and loved for it's low, almost no, maintenance! Cory's vision came through wonderfully and he is very knowledgeable about the fish and plants. Eric added great appeal to the pond through his placement of the rocks and ran a hard working crew. The Mustard Seed team added beauty, left our place spotless and were a lot of fun to have around for a few days. We are happy to refer our customers to The Mustard Seed for any landscaping project.

Chad Ruth
Lyndale Garden and Hardware Center



-Dear Mark, 

Just wanted to say how pleased I was with the gardens your team put in place around our home. 

Cory was a delight to work with and he easily envisioned so many ideas for our spaces.  He was very flexible and accommodating throughout the whole process…We changed our plans many times and he went right with the flow quickly finding solutions and offering choices.  His knowledge and expertise are apparent, as well as his passion for what he does.

The crew did a great job with installation and instructions.

You’ve got a great group of staff...even in the shop!  They are super!  Please feel free to use me if your customers need any recommendations.

Gratefully yours,

Joan M. Trieff


After years of buying a real tree for Christmas, I had had it!  I was tired of bringing a tree into the house only to have it loose needles immediately.  What a mess my house was by the time the tree came down.  I wanted to buy an artificial tree, but my family was adamant about NEVER having an artificial tree!  Of course, they weren't really much help each year with cleaning up all those dead needles!

Then I bought a tree from The Mustard Seed and what a difference!  We got the freshest tree we have ever had - as evidenced by all the needles actually staying on the tree where they belonged!  It is great to know I don't have to sacrifice our family tradition of getting a real Christmas tree!


Thank you Mustard Seed!
Mary Kay Rasmussen
Chanhassen, MN

-We have been very happy with the service from the staff at The Mustard
Seed. Everyone has been so helpful with our landscaping projects, and
giving us suggestions for future projects. We always know that there will
be a smiling face and someone to listen to our gardening questions
every time we walk into the store. Allan was great to work with. He
listened to our needs and made sure that our new landscaping would work
for us. We are very pleased with the outcome. Our yard looks wonderful,
and we can't wait until spring when everything starts to bloom. Many of
our neighbors have even commented on how nice the landscaping looks. Not
only did Allan design new landscaping for our backyard, but he also added
extra mulch to all of our existing landscape. This really helped to tie
everything together, and it looks great.
The follow up help has also been wonderful. We really appreciate all of
the hard work, and look forward to working with The Mustard Seed staff in
the future!
Stephanie and Mike Griesinger


We want to thank you for the work that was completed September 5th.  We have heard nothing but compliments on the completed work.  We appreciate how you and the crew were ready to explain what was being done when you were working as an inquisitive 3 year old was asking questions.


We appreciate the work you did on the landscape design and look forward to continue with this project by planting the proposed perennials to add color, texture and dimension to our yard.

We were impressed by the work that was completed and will not hesitate to call you when we are ready to move forward with the water garden.
David, Erica, Dalen, Elyse Ellerbusch



To the Mustard Seed:

A heartfelt THANK YOU to the Mustard Seed crew that attacked my backyard weed fest. We had an extremely overgrown weed and buckthorn area that was screaming for an overhaul. From the estimate to the install to the follow-up, The Mustard Seed was nothing but professional, courteous and wonderful to work with. Their customer service is top-notch and much appreciated on the receiving end.

Cory arrived to estimate the job, made great suggestions on improvements and nailed all of the plants and shrubs perfectly. He listened to me as the customer, understood my needs and wants and executed flawlessly coming in under budget as well. His crew (Eric and Brandon) were very knowledgeable, very hard-working (thru down pour and thunderstorms) and completely educated me on the care of the job following installation.

On a separate occasion – I purchased Hydrangea shrubs from their nursery. I was simply buying 2 shrubs – no big spender – but - the associate working the nursery floor treated me and educated me on the plants no differently than she would have someone buying hundreds of plants. That bit of excellent customer service left a lasting impression on me. I am sold on the Mustard Seed and have recommended them highly to others. I love my backyard and can’t wait to see how all of it fills in over the years. Thank you for a job well done!


Excelsior, MN

We were very satisfied with the excellent work provided by The Mustard Seed on our patio and the landscaping in the back yard.  Kelly did an excellent job of helping with the overall design, which she tailored to our unique tastes.  Also, Eric, who oversaw the actual installation, ensured a high quality end product.  Overall, The Mustard Seed staff were a pleasure to work with, and we would recommend them to anyone.

Eric & Colleen Storhaug,
Eden Prairie, MN



Our experience with The Mustard Seed was excellent. Mark and Kay were involved from start to finish. They spent a lot of time in the planning phase and really listened to what we wanted. The follow up from The Mustard Seed has been exceptional. For two people who don't have a green thumb, they took pains to ensure that we were comfortable with the after care of our beautiful new investment before they finished the job. The Mustard Seed's crew is second to none. Not only was the work quality great, but they were professional, eager to please, and took pride in their work. We were completely comfortable with Eric, Kelly and the crew, and we really enjoyed having them working around our home for several days. These are people who love to do what they do - and it shows!

Scott and Greer Hussey

Dear Mark
I just wanted to thank you and the "Mustard Men" for the beautiful work you did in cleaning and refurbishing my pond. The water is clear, the 70+ goldfish are happy and my guests enjoy watching the fish frolic.

Eric gave me some good pointers about keeping the pond clean and Kelly was wonderful to cut back the Dogwood because she saw it needed to be done. Both of them were very helpful and thoughtful.

Thank you again for the professional work; the fun bantering as we scooped out the goldfish; and particularly how it all turned out...very beautiful.

We'll see you and the "Mustard Men" again next year!

Thank you all,

Dorothy and Toto
Land of Oz Bed and Breakfast

Bay City, WI
-We stopped by The Mustard Seed to get some ideas for landscaping our back yard.  The young man that helped us suggested that someone come out to our home and help us draw up plans.  Katie came to our home and listened to our ideas and also shared some of her ideas.  She also walked around our house and told us what the plants were and how to take care of them.  Katie spent a great deal of time drawing up plans and then changing them per our and her suggestions.



The Mustard Seed crew who came out to put in the two gardens did an awesome job.  Not only did they and Katie plant all of the plants but they also cleaned up the area.  The lawn was not damaged with their equipment and the gardens look great.  We have gotten many compliments on the project.



Thank you,


Ron and Barb Bohlman



--Mark & Kay Halla

A note of thanks for a job well done.  Your entire staff was a pleasure to work with.  A special thank you to Katie for her patience with me each time I changed my mind.  I greatly appreciate her stopping by after the job was complete to check on the new plants.


Congratulations on your 2010 Best of Chaska award!


Hats off!


Bonnie Schrank



We selected The Mustard Seed to install a backyard waterfall, pond and perennial garden in our otherwise bland backyard. We were absolutely amazed at how within three days, they transformed our backyard into a beautiful sanctuary. The waterfall is more beautiful than we ever imagined it to be and the entire garden is thoroughly enjoyed by us and those who pass by. In addition to the high quality of work that The Mustard Seed delivered to us, we have been especially grateful for their outstanding customer service after the completion of the project. We have found we can rely on them to guide us through the learning process of owning a water garden and that for any question or issue, they promptly respond to our calls and cheerfully meet our needs. Without hesitation, we strongly recommend The Mustard Seed to all of our friends and neighbors. It has been and continues to be a blessing to have partnered with them to create our backyard oasis.

Shyla Allard

We had The Mustard Seed out to our place on two occasions. The first time they built us some wonderful boulder walls on our shoreline and what is even more exciting is the waterfall that flows over the walls and into our pond. We were honored to have our water feature on the Parade of Ponds in 2004 and thrilled to share it with others. The team then came back and enhanced the plantings and access to our backyard. We worked with everyone at The Mustard Seed and were very pleased to do so as they took great care of us and our landscaping.
Gordon & Fran of Eden Prairie



Cathi and I wanted to send you a brief note upon the completion of our landscape project.  We could not be happier with the entire process and finished product.  Right from the initial design, your team was first rate.  Mark, Cory, Eric, and the young men on the installation team were a pleasure to work with.  You promised a lot and then over delivered!  Thank-you.  We would not hesitate to heartily endorse The Mustard Seed.

Cathi and Thomas O’Conner Deer Run Victory, Mn.  

--Dear Mark & Kay,

We cannot thank you enough for the beautiful transformation of our yard.  Who knew my patch of weeds has so much potential?!  We have received many compliments, many from strangers who pass by our house.Thank you also for the goodies for the kids.  That was a very nice gesture and they already enjoy the gardening stuff.  They ask when we will see Mark again or play on your playground.  Clearly we all thought your crew were a pleasure to work with. 

Thanks again,

The Niesen Family

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