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

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

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