Awarded 5 Star Top of landscaping companies in Barrie

Why hire a 5 STAR REVIEW RATED , AWARD WINNING , CLIENT SATISFACTION IS #1, Licensed & Insured Stonework Landscaping Contractor to plan your Barrie & Simcoe County Landscaping?

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  • Landscaping is our passion we look forward to planning your Barrie or Simcoe County & area hardscape landscape together!
  • we are THANKFUL everyday for our ability to continue to work in this creative, innovative, & ever expanding industry meeting kind & generous people, their friends, families & pets, building pockets of timeless beauty out of the entropy & chaos,  embracing nature in all our landscaping designs
  • We specialize in the landscape design & landscape installation of stone landscapes for your OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
  • provide one of a kind premium quality craftsmanship landscaping construction & innovative  landscape design specializing in stone work  interlocking brick & block  building the framework of your home landscape.
  • CLIENT SATISFACTION is our primary goal. We listen to you, offering you options considering your style, functional goals, & landscape challenges while 
  • respecting your LANDSCAPING BUDGET  
  • ensuring that your project is done right the first time.  
  • Tough Oaks  Landscaping Company in Barrie  delivers quality crafted beautiful  landscapes growing your:
  • pride of home ownership,
  • extending your living space with increased outdoor living space, 
  • curb appeal  & 
  • increasing your property value.   
  • 5 Star rated, award winning, TOUGH OAKS LANDSCAPING  is 25+years professional stonework landscaping , landscaping Barrie   experienced, licensed & insured, 
  • local Barrie, Ontario, family owned & operated residential  landscaping company in Barrie .  
  • Tough Oaks Landscaping is unique amidst  Barrie  landscaping companies,  our  BARRIE LANDSCAPING  SERVICES specialize in
  • stonework,
  • stone  patio  deck 
  • stone steps   
  • staircases 
  • walkway 
  • driveway 
  • driveway extensions
  • interlocking stone insets
  • garden wall 
  • garden bed edging
  • plant, shrub & tree planting 
  • stone paver reset renovation. 
  • sealant application
  • sod installation
  • astro-turf installation 
  • Tough Oaks Landscaping builds with  natural stone  river rock  landscaping stone  rock  armour stone  & precast concrete rock from a multitude of proven superior suppliers.  
  • we feature  garden design ,   yard construction,  yard renovation , front yard  & backyard   design & LANDSCAPE MAKEOVER   

25 yrs+ STONEWORK INTERLOCKING EXPERTS Commitment & Trade Guarantee

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  • With our 25+ years experience in landscaping design &
  • stonework construction of hundreds of  stone  landscaping projects ,  
  • The proof is in the pictures:  SEE our  GALLERY ,  landscape makeover & before /after photos. 
  • At Tough Oaks  Landscaping Company in Barrie, our quality control is exceptional!  Ralph J. Young is the designer &  Barrie landscaping contractor  who physically creates all parts of the projects, & is 100% hands on involved in every aspect of the work. 
  • Tough Oaks  Landscaping Company in Barrie  are  the  Barrie landscaping services  to Trust if you are searching for  landscaping services in Barrie , Innisfil ,  Oro-Medonte  &  Simcoe County .    Always happy to build your beautiful, functional, solid, long lasting landscape. 
  • With impeccable attention to detail, at Tough Oaks Landscaping Company we take personal pride in the finished project, to ensure that we achieve 100% client satisfaction.
  • Tough Oaks Landscaping Company in Barrie is seriously committed to the satisfaction & safety of our clients.
  • We value your time & welcome your input.
  • We listen to your goals & communicate your options.
  • We beautify beyond the surface, we build safe & solid structural  landscaping  natural stone  & interlocking stone  landscape structures that you can trust your family & friends to  enjoy for years to come.
  • We  take the extra precautions to ensure your safety & investment by  surpassing all trade industry & code  standards landscaping Barrie  &  all of our service areas, 
  • with highly skilled techniques 
  • incorporating the appropriate products for each application.
  • We specialize in quality "BUILT TUFF" construction & excel at functional,  & creative professional design 
  • Our designs are inspired by Eco-friendly Best Practices as discussed in Harrowsmith blogs: solar,  low maintenance & xeriscaping gardening design, composting, & more. 
  • See our LANDSCAPING SERVICES for a description of our residential landscape projects. 
  • At Tough Oaks Landscaping we love to landscape!  People & pet friendly, our team members are bondable, with horticultural backgrounds, trustworthy, friendly, approachable, & professional with a passion for creating structural landscaping inspired by the beauty of nature.  

3 Steps to Seeing your Landscape Project Built

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1.  We are Happy to have you 

CONTACT US  at Tough Oaks  Landscaping Company in Barrie.  If you are new to Hiring a  Landscape Contractor Barrie SEE  HOW TO HIRE a Barrie Landscape Contractor

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  • Whether you have thought about your yard for a long time or you are new to consider the LANDSCAPING OPTIONS the possibilities of a beautiful or functional stone & greenery landscape, step, walkway, patio  deck , driveway , garden bed, lawn or other feature,
  • See BUDGET GUIDE for important considerations to help you formulate your landscaping options & priorities
  • or Call us 705 606-9450 , we are happy to her from you at anytime.
  • Your information is held confidential, & is only used for the purpose of providing you a  complimentary consultation & landscaping quote.

2.  Once we receive your info we can set up a free CONSULTATION  

Meeting at your location at your convenience is part of our Barrie Landscaping Services.

3.  The designer will construct a FREE LANDSCAPING QUOTE , & explain the plan & drawing, if the drawing is included.

  • When you decide to proceed with the project you are given the final choices of material from proven products that have been carefully pre-selected for your design by our design team
  • We will provide you with a CONTRACT, once accepted, you are on the way for 
  • your construction date to be set & closer to the enjoyment of your new landscape.
  • See BEFORE & AFTER, renovations & new build photos of our  landscaping Barrie  projects.

2018 AWARD WINNING Tough Oaks Landscaping Barrie

Repeat Winner Trusted Professional Tough Oaks Landscaping Barrie


25+ yrs Experienced Creative Landscape Designer

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With over 25 years experience in landscaping, & a college education, Ralph J. Young has proven himself to be a talented designer, & an exceptionally trustworthy landscape contractor, winning Landscaping Awards,  & glowing 5 star reviews  from our clients.   Ralph Young created Tough Oaks  Landscaping Company in Barrie ,  expanding his original business to Barrie from Kirkland Lake,  Northern Ontario where he was known as Dusty Roads Landscaping.  Choosing Barrie to relocate to bring a family member the much needed medical attention required & in the process he was able to extend his landscaping season with his  Barrie landscaping Services, while landscaping Barrie & offering his stonework expertise in hardscape landscaping design & construction. 

His love of nature began when he became intrigued with the resiliency of nature that he experienced as a young child tending to his Father's Garden.  He promotes low maintenance designs & values xeriscaping concepts intrigued by eco-friendly designs as described in Harrowsmiths "Green with Envy" blog, a very interesting read.  Ralph whom is a devoted family man, is inspired by the strength of plants & stone & rock to withstand the elements & time.   Each project that the Tough Oaks Landscaping team completes is beautifully designed, & structurally sound to last the test of time,  worthy to be showcased in a magazine, increasing your homes value, curb appeal, & above all increasing your enjoyment of your daily life.  See some of our Tough Oaks Landscaping creations  showcased in the Home magazine .  

Ralph's unique designs of functional art utilizing stone, rock, saws,  ground  soil  &  plants create your statement, and reflect your individual style.  Absorbing your input with observations, photos, measurements & notes, he draws out the character of the land & marries it to the individual style of the homeowner.  Taking it all into careful consideration, Ralph listens to his clients.  Each project is one of a kind, site specific architectural design with technically correct engineering of specially calculated site requirements of gradient, slopes, drainage, & compaction. 

As both the designer & contractor of this family owned & operated  Barrie landscape company , Ralph Young & the Tough Oaks Landscaping team provide Barrie landscaping services that deliver the complete package from design to installation with a friendly & professional hands on approach, at the highest level of premium quality craftsmanship. 

7+ ways We Care About the Details

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  • From artistic design to 
  • expert installation, your entire project is professionally completed with
  • impeccable attention to detail when you entrust Tough Oaks  Landscaping Company in Barrie.  We provide special attention to the details of every project,  whether we are     landscaping Barrie  or another surrounding area,  & feel accomplishment in the final product improving the world one brick at a time. 
  • We work to ensure the complete satisfaction and safety of each client, always maintaining a organized job site, 
  • using only application specific materials. 
  • The renovation itself  can  be an enjoyable & memorable experience for you & your family.  
  • Our goal is to enhance the exterior of your home,
  • raise your property value, & 
  • beautify your whole neighborhood.
  • Only the most exquisite specimens of plants, trees, & shrubs are hand picked &
  • installed according to the design with all the factors of their growth carefully accounted for.
  • We respect your opinion &  your time, & 
  • only the most appropriate stone options are pre-selected for you to choose from a plethora of overwhelming styles, colours, textures & qualities of stone.  
  • Each boulder is handpicked in the pit by the designer for the most intriguing markings, colours  & shapes as part of our  Barrie landscaping services
  • Your satisfaction is paramount & your input is always pleasantly sought out.  No stone is left unturned when it comes to your satisfaction.

#1 Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

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Your satisfaction is our priority & we strive to provide LANDSCAPING SERVICE that we are proud of.  Landscaping Barrie ,  & as part of our Barrie Landscaping services, we start every project by providing you with a thorough CONSULTATION to understand your goals & the needs of the project. We do this to guarantee that the project is completed according to your preferences.

You have developed a style of life & require functionality in your living spaces, working inside your budget, Tough Oaks  Landscaping Company in Barrie can bring your outdoor living space to life. 

  • we listen to your preferences & goals in our CONSULTATION with you at the project site ,
  • we evaluate the current landscape to assess the physical challenges, taking measurements & photos
  • we CONSIDER & RESPECT your BUDGET , that you are comfortable with & have decided to work with, 
  • we can provide you with realistic, creative, & safe options.  Trust us to provide you with honest & accurate stonework landscaping quotes, based on our years of professional stone work landscaping construction experience, precise measurements,  careful calculations, product selection,  & physical feasibility of the landscape including your important features.
  • For a general estimation see our CAPITAL GAIN  guide.


We can help you to realize the potential beauty of your property & make the renovation process an enjoyable experience.  We help clients increase the value & beauty of their homes by creating elegant outdoor living spaces with functionality.  We create beautiful yard designs by combining seasonal color perennials, & hardscape with low maintenance. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the end result of your project.   




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