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

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

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