Using stones for garden art

stone stacking garden art

Stones used in the garden as art can have special meanings.  There are several trends happening all over the world, which include natural stone and gravel materials being used to make labyrinths and cairns, which can be found throughout the world, but are becoming more prevalent in the United States.  Stone dust and brick completed garden labyrinth with center ball focal point. A... Read More

Garden Trends of 2014, expanding your outdoor habitat with sustainable materials

Checkboard succulent gravel garden

Purposeful gardens — habitat, edible and sustainable — have been on the rise and 2014 promises more of the same.   When selecting materials for your garden or outdoor space, remember, one of the most important rules is “less is more.” Choose one or two hard landscaping materials, and make sure they suit the style of your garden, rather than simply following the latest... Read More

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

Recycled asphalt benefits the Earth and your wallet

recycled asphalt before and after

Recycled asphalt benefits the Earth and your wallet   Eco-Friendliness is everywhere, and for good reason.   Each year new innovations to reuse materials in a post-consumer way are staggering.  Over the past 15 years  Patuxent Materials, Inc has continued to seek ways to recycle post consumer materials, such as concrete and asphalt.   Local government municipalities are... 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

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