Black Rock Landscaping

We thrive on workmanship, quality and customer satisfaction.

A member of Landscape Ontario, we focus on creating high quality, distinctive landscape projects throughout the Muskoka, Parry Sound and surrounding areas. We are a family team with more than 30 years of experience.


Lawn & Garden Care

  • Manicured lawn care
  • Un-manicured lawn maintenance
  • Lawn fertilizing
  • Garden maintenance & weed removal
  • Mulching

Planting & Pruning

  • Tree, Shrub & Flower Planting
  • Cedar rows & privacy hedges
  • Shrub pruning
  • Individual tree plantings
  • Flower planting

Property Maintenance

  • Full range of spring and fall property maintenance & rejuvenations
  • Winter snow removal and driveways
  • Spring Thatching – the removal of winter wilted dead grass

Repair Work

  • Specialists in repairing dated or weathered landscape projects
  • Creating fresh looks for older projects
  • Experts at fixing older landscaping work that hasn’t stood the test of time

Hardscape Installation

  • Retaining Walls
  • Flagstone Steps
  • Walkways
  • Patios


Drainage & Driveway Solutions

  • Resolve drainage problems
  • Drain relocation
  • Culvert Installation
  • Ditching
  • Grading for Driveways

Our Black Rock Approach

With every project we thrive for a minimal impact on the environment. Your property and project are treated with the utmost respect. Garbage, or any type of waste will never be left behind during construction or after.

"I first met Larry and his team while they were working on two major projects at my immediate family members' lakeside homes. Their quality of work was meticulously engineered to take into account every detail and the outcomes were exceptional. I have since hired Blackrock for two projects at my cottage with great results. Larry and the team are very professional, they take pride in their work, the jobs were done on time and on budget. I look forward to the next project with Blackrock Landscaping. "

− David Enns

"Larry and his team took over maintenance and landscape work at our cottage approximately 3 years age, we haven't been disappointed. Once the Black Rock Landscaping Company took over, the regular maintenance has been impeccable. The landscape work we've had Larry and his team do has been exceptional. Larry listens to our ideas and concerns and goes above and beyond to meet our expectations. His attention to detail is excellent, but most importantly, he treats our cottage like his own home. Larry is extremely professional, always accommodating when we need to meet with him, and genuinely cares about his work. We would highly recommend Black Rock Landscaping for any landscaping work you may need at your home or cottage."

− Angie & Rick, Little Go Home Bay

"Do you remember how the land around the cottage looked when I first asked you to meet with us? There was a lot of dirt, a considerable amount of rock and far too many scraggy juniper bushes. I was in despair that it would ever be as I had hoped; that any of the flowers and herbs which I adore would be able to thrive in such an unwelcoming area.

You turned all of that into my sanctuary. Even in the winter I enjoy looking out to see the cedars covered with snow. That was a brilliant idea as they appear to be distasteful to deer and give us additional privacy on one side of the property. I love looking at the garden beds and their various humps and bumps and knowing that when spring arrives so will my irises, peonies, both kinds of hydrangea and my wonderful flowering weigela bushes covered in pink blossoms lining the pathway. I love walking through the garden with my coffee on a bright spring morning and smelling the lilac and the mock orange. The lavender and russian sage give such beautiful colour all summer.

The beauty of all of this is that you’ve planted not only what is pleasing to all the senses but what you know from experience will tolerate the climate here on Lake Joseph and in fact will flourish.

You created wonderful pathways out of an area that was not suitable for walking or for children playing. Now my grandchildren can enjoy the grass and drive their various bikes and trikes down the pathways to the lake.

I can’t say enough about your wonderful crew and what a terrific job they do each year in cleaning up and maintaining the garden. I know that when I arrive each weekend the garden will be at its best and I don’t have to start weeding before the arrival of our guests.

As I’ve said many times, I wish you worked in Toronto. Larry, I truly can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done to make my Hamer Bay cottage garden everything I hoped it could be. You worked a miracle."

− Paddy Kress