Patuxent Companies celebrates over a quarter century in Anne Arundel County

Patuxent Materials, Inc (PMI) new dump truck

Patuxent Companies celebrates over a quarter century in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It started back in 1987, with a few used dump trucks and a dream (Flickr photos here). Patuxent Materials, Inc. started with a small construction aggregate re-sale yard and associated hauling operation has grown into a market leader in the local aggregate industry with multiple quarry, recycle... Read More

What’s the difference between dirt and topsoil?

So many of our customers, both commercial and residential, ask the question, “What’s the difference between dirt and topsoil?”   Well, to be exact, there are differences between all types of dirt and topsoil, to complicate matters even more.  But let’s take a look further into what the differences are and what material would be best for any given project... Read More

Rain Tax, Rain Tax, go away! Why is Maryland making citizens foot the bill?

Or more like, When it rains it drains your pockets

Has the recent mandated Maryland Rain Tax make you feel like a raining buckets of tears?       Rain Tax go Away! Those impervious surfaces, like your asphalt driveway, concrete pools and, of course, your roof, are all considered in this new Stormwater Rain Tax. Although many Maryland counties are fighting back, like the new Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman,  who... Read More

New trends for using concrete for the home

Acid Stained Concrete

5 Trends in Concrete Flooring Forget the carpeting and ceramic tile; today’s homes are all about concrete. When most of us think of concrete flooring, the garage comes to mind. However, modern trends in concrete flooring have made these foundations much too pretty for simply parking your car. With a plethora of colors and styles and a durability that can’t be... Read More

Patuxent Materials, Inc helps with Summertime landscaping: Mulch, Mulch, Mulch!

Crushed stone walkway and wood mulch planting beds- combining organic and inorganic mulches

                      Mulching vegetable gardens help to keep moisture in and keep the weeds out!         Patuxent Materials, Inc can help with summertime landscaping in one word: Mulch, Mulch, Mulch!   The dog days of summer bring scorching temperatures which can lead to plant and tree stress. After spending... Read More

How to install a rain garden and why it is important to the waterways.

Installing a rain garden

Have you thought about adding a rain garden to your yard or community, but weren’t sure what they do or how to install one?   Patuxent Materials has delivered materials to many Anne Arundel County area contractors and residents for the installation of rain gardens, including the Anne Arundel County Watersheds Academy sponsored rain gardens throughout Anne Arundel county. Installing... Read More

Garden Soil 101…It’s time to get dirty!

Preparing your Soil for a Vegetable Garden

Think about it, what makes humans healthy and strong?  Water, nutrients, vitamins and good genes!  Well, think of your garden soil in the same way.  The good “genes” in the soil are the components that are typically in soils throughout the U.S. Many regions have varied soil conditions, from very sandy soil to heavy red clay.  Each region has it’s own unique... Read More

Hey DIY-ers…Want to do a paver patio? Here’s help 101!

Patuxent Materials Home Delivers bulk materials for your DIY projects

Okay all you DIY-ers, you think endlessly of projects you can do around the house and yard, but you also want to save money.   And that new patio you’ve been dreaming about is something you think you can handle on your own.  Well,  I can tell you from first hand experience, that it’s not as easy as you might think. Sure the HGTV and DIY Network make it look so easy,... Read More

Spring has Sprung in Maryland!

Riverjack Drybed installation for wet areas takes ugly to beautiful!

Spring has Sprung and after the much needed mild Winter in Maryland this year, we are all happy to see the flowers blooming, the Osprey returning and the construction businesses picking up speed.  Patuxent Materials’ Crofton Retail yard will be a great place to start, with bulk materials, grass seed and more for your Spring outdoor projects! Grey crushed stone driveway and... Read More

Autumn & Winter Gardening in Maryland

Fall Garden

Gardening in the colder months may not hold the same appeal that it does in the spring or early summer, but there are a variety of options to make your garden look great in this unconventional season. Did you know that autumn is the best time to reseed and aerate your lawn and transplant trees? It’s best to do these in the fall for two reasons. One, the grass seedlings and newly... Read More