It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our Dad and founder, Stan Riegert. Dad started Prairie Lawn and Garden in 1973 in a simple two stall garage. He had a great love of machinery; ask us sometime about the tractor he built in the basement of his house. In 1977 Dad built the current building, with all of the family helping complete the interior construction. In 1980 Dad was honored as the first Small Business Man of the Year of Eden Prairie. Over the 47 years of the business many young people have had their first job as an employee of Prairie Lawn and Garden.
Born and raised in Eden Prairie, Dad loved the community. Besides his commitment to building a business he was a charter member of the Eden Prairie Fire Department, serving for twenty years.
Tom and I are committed to upholding the standards set by our Dad for our business.
Rest in peace Dad.
Stan Riegert – 12/24/37 – 6/20/20
During these times of uncertainty, our hearts and thoughts are with
all individuals who have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). As
the situation with COVID-19 evolves, we want to make you aware of the
steps Prairie Lawn and Garden is taking to continue to serve you. We
appreciate the trust you place in us and are taking precautionary steps
to ensure the safety and well-being of our team, clients, and
After following Governor Walz’s Stay in place order
we are preparing to reopen our store on Saturday, April 11th. For the
safety of our team, clients and community we have put the following
procedures in place:
· Drive to our store and call us when you are in the parking lot (for walk behind equipment) or at the lower gate (for riding equipment). We will write up your service repair and take the bench fee over the phone. Remain in your vehicle and we will unload your equipment.
· Please be aware we will not accept cash payments at this time, all payments will be accepted with credit card transactions.
· Customers must provide an email address for receipts. No paper receipts will be available at this time.
· Our employees will be wearing gloves any time they are in contact with equipment. In the event the CDC recommends facemasks we will provide them for our team.
· Call for a pickup and delivery appointment at 952-937-2100. We will bring your equipment to our repair shop to service or repair anything needed for the start of the spring season.
· We have adjusted our spring hours to provide for the safety of our team, clients and the community.
· We will restrict the number of clients in our building at all times, allowing only two at a time. Social distancing will be maintained at all times, with distances labeled on the floor.
· When notified of equipment completion we ask you call the store when you arrive to claim your products. All walk behind and riding equipment will be claimed at our lower gate. Handheld equipment can be claimed at the upper parking lot. We will bring the equipment to your car for you to load.
· Looking for new equipment? Call our shop and we will take your order, set up and service the new equipment so it is ready for pick up.
Want to research new equipment for the 2020 season? Visit the manufacturer websites to see all of the available models:
The Toro Company: www.toro.com
The Echo Company: www.echo-usa.com
The Simplicity Company: www.simplicitymfg.com
SPRING HOURS: Subject to change due to COVID-19
Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 PM
Saturday 8:30-2:00 PM . Sunday CLOSED
5 Essential Spring Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips:
1: Check the Spark Plug. A clean spark plug is key for your lawn mower to run properly. A dirty spark plug, or one that is loose, will cause your mower to run poorly, be difficult to start, waste fuel, and not cut smoothly. A burned-out spark plug means that your mower won’t start at all.
2: Change the Oil. Mowers need oil changes just like cars, and spring is the perfect time to take this step. To keep your mower’s engine protected, change the oil at least once a year or after each 50 hours of use. Regular motor oil is not the same as small engine oil. Make sure you are using the correct kind and oil weight.
3: Replace the Air Filter. Help your engine breathe easy. Your mower’s air filter can become dirty and clogged, and this will put extra strain on the engine and keep it from running correctly. Check often through out your mowing season.
4: Sharpen the Blade. Also, your mower can’t cut your lawn well without a sharp blade. Remove the spark plug wire for safety, and then use a wrench to remove the blade. Check your owner’s guide for proper way to remove blade. Bring in your blade and Prairie Lawn and Garden will sharpen lawn mower blades.
5: Clean the Deck. Your mower’s underside, can become clogged with grass and debris that can interfere with its ability to run correctly and lead to corrosion. A dirty mower deck can even become a vector to spread plant diseases around your property. Clean your mower’s deck each spring and mid-season to prevent issues.
Remember anytime you work on your lawn equipment, to disconnect the spark plug and wear safety equipment.