Gravel provides a regal look for less cost than any other paver materials. It is low maintenance, wonderfully durable and even gravel ground cover keeps pest from finding their ways into your landscaping.
Many people enjoy winter for its innate ability to keep us inside, hibernating like bears in our dens. While others work hard all autumn to ensure that their hard work is secure and safe covered under cold blankets of snow. Begging the question: which is right?
If you have a dog, or dogs, you know they tend to find a favorite path in your yard. They also find a favorite place to take care of their daily needs. All of that can cause problems in a yard, but it doesn’t have to. There is a trick to having a great looking yard and having happy dogs!
You may not have given it much thought, but as a sand and gravel supplier for much of the Washington area, we have spent a great deal of time considering how important sand and gravel are to many of the industries in the United States.
We’ve seen some great examples of 3/4″ Seneca gravel being used as ground cover instead of mulch. One application should last for years. Who wants to pay for mulch every Spring and spend countless hours spreading it?
For years, Stoneyhurst Quarry was one of several quarries producing the most dominant building stone in the Washington, DC area. The quarry was located near Potomac and was closed several years ago. Stoneyhurst stone was predominantly brown and blue in color, readily available and located centrally for the residential boom that has taken place since the 1960’s. Since the closing of the Stoneyhurst Quarry, architects, builders and masons have approached us, looking for stone with similar colors and features.
During the dog days of summer, it’s easy to see why many architects and homeowners are beginning to favor a buff or tan version of flagstone over the traditional blue/gray color. The reason is HEAT.
Have you seen any of the Home & Garden magazines lately? They’re filled with pictures of outdoor kitchens and free-standing fireplaces. Without a doubt, these backyard creations are the hottest things on the patio/landscaping market right now.