Merrifield MN Landscaping and Design

We provide residential and commercial clients landscaping and design services throughout the Merrifield area. Whether you desire a design with splashes of color that "pop" when the shrubs and trees bloom, or a functional landscape such as a boulder wall, we pride ourselves with top quality installation work that lasts for decades to come.

Merrifield, MN Landscaper and Designer

Home and business property owners alike have discovered the significant benefits which having a well designed and developed landscaping can confer on your property. In many cases, the first impression of a patron of your store, or a neighbor is derived from the overall landscape design of the property. 


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

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Why Choose Us For Your Landscaping Project in Merrifield?


The area's most trusted and knowledgeable landscape 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!

Local Expert Landscape Design Team

With the many potential combinations when compiling the factors of a landscape design, making the decisions on your shrubs, mulch color, paver type and wall block type (just to name a few) can be quite cumbersome. Our experienced and knowledgable landscape designers have seen and done it all, and are here to help you select the best choices for your landscape project.

Read more about our landscape design services.

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Paver and Natural Stone Patios, Driveways, Walkways and Stairs

Our hardscape crews are trained with dozens of years of experience building patios, walkways and driveways. Whether you prefer the elegance of natural stone, or the practical beauty and individual uniqueness of concrete pavers, we'll help you build the walkway, driveway or patio of your dreams.

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

paver patio with fire pit in merrifield mn
natural stone walking path to lake
paver stairs to a lakeshore
concrete paver walkway
landscape with pergola and natural stone patio

Block/Boulder Retaining Walls and Custom Stairs

Retaining, Freestanding, and Privacy Walls

If you have a slope that is becoming a chore to mow each week, rather than risking life and limb - a boulder or block retaining wall will be your best bet. Not only do walls make mowing easier but they help prevent future erosion as well. 

boulder retaining wall
retaining wall on home in Merrifield, MN

Custom Block Stairwells

Steep slopes are never fun to deal with, especially if the hill is involved in part of your trek down to the lake. Make the walk down to the water and back up to the cabin easier with a custom block (we also offer pavers) stairwell! 

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custom stone stairs

Merrifield, MN Landscape Renovations - Mulch, Rock, Trees, Shrubs and Flowers


Mulch, bark, wood chips, the list of names for mulch continues depending on who you are talking to, but the fact remains that it is incredibly beneficial for your landscaping. It retains soil moisture preventing your trees, shrubs and flowers from drying out and works as a natural weed barrier.

Our mulch installation guidelines: we 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 best suited. Contact us today to inquire about the mulch type and color varieties we have to offer!

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mulch bed with ornamental grasses
fresh mulch in a Merrifield MN landscape

Decorative Rock

Installing is nearly maintenance free and that is the primary reason many clients choose it over mulch. When properly installed with an underlayment, weeds simply do not stand a chance and your landscape will look amazing. 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 for erosion control and rain garden

Plants - Trees, Shrubs, Perennials and Annual Flowers

Make your landscaping in Merrifield stand out with pops of colors from trees, shrubs and perennials. Our expert landscape design staff know all the technical specs when it comes to the proper placement and planting location that individual tree and shrub varieties require such as sun exposure and soil conditions.

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

Landscape Bed Edging

Initially used as strictly a utility product, edging has come a long way from just traditional steel edges to keep mulch or rock in the garden/landscape bed. It creates a great buffer zone that allows your landscaping to look its best with a clean edge throughout. 

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boulders used for edging
landscape with bullet edging
plastic landscape edging

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

The fastest method to boost your property's curb appeal and create an instant lawn is with sod. When installing sod in Merrifield, we use Kentucky Bluegrass, locally grown, and hardy for northern Minnesota's crazy temperature swings. If your property requires land clearing or grading prior to delivering and spreading black dirt - we can do that.

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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grading and sod

Merrifield, MN Shoreline Restoration and Lakefront Landscapes

Since there is such a short window of time that we get to enjoy the warm outdoor seasons, what better way than to enjoy it to the max than with a lakefront landscape. We have constructed beachside paver patios with fire pits, seating walls and more.

Water can pack a punch. In the northern lakes area it most commonly it comes in the form of lakeshore erosion, it is crucial to have properly installed rip rap to restore the lakeshore, especially if the lake your property is located on has a lot of boat traffic.

shoreline restoration with mulch and rip rap

Landscaping and Design Specialists Serving Merrifield, MN

Whether you need a basic landscape renovation of removing your old, overgrown shrubs, trap rock and edging or are looking to start fresh on your new property with a complete professionally designed landscape filled with hundreds of trees, shrubs, mulch and a custom paver patio, or if your project is somewhere in between - we are the go to landscaping company in Merrifield to suite your needs.