Crosslake, MN Landscaping and Design

We have the proven experience and expertise to get your project done right - from the initial design, to the construction phases and the final completion of your project. Whether it is a landscape renovation to remove old shrubs, or complete removal of the existing landscape to pave way to a new outdoor space complete with a paver patio, seating wall and fire pit to enjoy the summer nights.

Landscaper and Designer in Crosslake, MN

Updating property's landscaping is a great way to increase property value and create outdoor spaces for entertaining guests or enjoying the serenity of the north woods. We bring that quality by combining many years of crafting our mastery in all things relevant to outdoor spaces..


Black Rock Landscaping takes pride in designing and constructing landscapes in Crosslake and surrounding areas. Dozens of clients put their trust in us each year to build amazing landscapes.

landscaping with boulder wall and paver patio

Why Choose Us For Your Landscaping Project in Crosslake?


The area's most trusted and knowledgeable landscaping design and construction firm

Licensed and Insured

We are fully licensed and insured for all the services we offer, giving you peace of mind!

Excellent Workmanship

Provider of unmatched craftsmanship to homeowners, lakefront properties and businesses

Dependable Services

We take pride in ensuring every project is completed both on-time AND on-budget!

Your Landscape Design Experts

The possibilities of any landscape design are truly endless. Between making choices on all the color varieties of shrubs, trees, mulch, rock and different paver and block type - it is a massive undertaking. Our designers can help you craft the best landscape for your property and ensure each and every shrub is placed in ideal locations based on the plant's individual needs such as soil condition and sunlight.

Read more about our landscape design services.

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Paver and Natural Stone Patios, Driveways, Walkways and Stairs

There is nothing quite like watching the sunset after a day on the water around a fire. What better way to enjoy the warm summer nights than on a custom paver patio with a fire pit for all to gather around? Or if you desire a more functional paver structure such as a walkway, stair-set, or a driveway - we do those too!

In need of some inspiration for your Crosslake, MN landscaping project? Check out our portfolio of past projects here!

paver patio construction with fire pit
natural stone walking path to lake
custom stairs to lakeshore
concrete paver walkway
outdoor living with pergola and patio

Block/Boulder Retaining Walls and Custom Stairs

Retaining, Freestanding, and Privacy Walls

Retaining walls are a great way to add aesthetically pleasing visual interest in your property. Retaining walls, both boulder or concrete block, are multi-functional! Utilizing a retaining wall to hold back that steep slope, allow for space to be created for a future patio or at a minimum, reduce erosion risk.

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boulder wall retaining a slope

Custom Block Stairwells

If walking down to the lake is a challenge, a set of stairs will curb that challenge and make trips to and from the lakeshore much easier!

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custom stone stairs

Landscape Renovations in Crosslake - Mulch, Rock, Trees, Shrubs & Flowers


Mulch is one of the most beneficial additions to your landscape - with wide varieties of color to choose from allow your shrubs and trees "pop out", reducing your water bill by retaining moisture in the soil for your shrubs and flowers, plus acting as a natural weed barrier. 

Our mulch application guidelines: we highly recommend at least 3-4" to allow new plantings to retain adequate moisture. If you are just refreshing your landscape, then a topdressing depth of 1"-2" is optimal. Contact us today to see the mulch type and color varieties we have to offer!

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new landscape mulch

Decorative Rock

The best option for those who want a more maintenance free and one-and-done landscaping approach. When properly installed, decorative rock with underlayment will stop weeds in their tracks and provide an amazing looking landscape. Black Rock Landscaping offers rock in a variety of colors and styles such as Buff Limestone, River Rock and much more.

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rock garden
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dry creek bed with rock

Plants - Trees, Shrubs, Perennials and Annual Flowers

Make your landscaping in Crosslake stand out from the neighbors. Our expert team is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to the proper placement and planting location of tree and shrub varieties and their specific requirements such as sun exposure and soil conditions.

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mulch bed with plants
mulch and newly planted shrubs
landscape with trees and shrubs

Landscape Bed Edging

A degree of separation is always necessary to keep your bulk material (rock or mulch) in the landscape bed/garden and the turf where it belongs. We offer several types of edging - boulder, concrete bullet, plastic and more.

boulder edging along driveway
boulders used for edging
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plastic landscape edging

Lawn Renovations - Grading, Dirt, Sod, Seeding and Hydroseeding

Do you have water running towards your home when the snow melts or during heavy rains? If so - you may need to have the slope and grade corrected with black dirt and grading. We also offer lawn renovation and establish new lawns with sod for residential and commercial properties. 

We also offer other cost-effective options for lawn establishment - such as traditional grass seed and ultra efficient hydroseeding. Contact us today for more information.

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new sod installed in a yard
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final grading and sod

Crosslake, MN Shoreline Restoration and Lakefront Landscapes

Lakeside Landscapes

Is there anything better than spending the day lakeside on a sand beach or patio built near the lake to enjoy the warm summer days and nights? With our lakefront landscaping services - that dream becomes reality.

Rip Rap

If water was able to create the Grand Canyon, it certainly has the capability to erode your shoreline, especially if you experience a large volume of boat traffic. Protect your shoreline with a professional rip rap installation from Black Rock Landscaping.

shoreline restoration with rip rap and mulch

Your Landscaping and Design Experts in Crosslake, MN

Combining the art and science of proper landscape design and construction practices. Black Rock Landscaping will provide you with the most distinctive, creative, and innovative solution to your landscape needs. We will make sure your outdoor space becomes something you will love and your neighbors’ will envy!