Using stones for 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 labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines... Read More

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

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 trends. Organic chemical-free gardens for birds, butterflies and bees... Read More

Patuxent Companies celebrates over a quarter century in Anne Arundel County

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 and hauling operations throughout Maryland. Since 1990, Patuxent Materials,... Read More

Recycled asphalt benefits the Earth and your wallet

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 also seeing the benefits of reusing materials for construction projects,... Read More

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

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 vetoed the decision of the State of Maryland legislators,  who basically... Read More

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

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 “gene”.   Here in Maryland, we have everything from sandy... Read More

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

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, heck, they can do it in 1/2 hour, right?  Well,  after humping wheel... Read More

Spring has Sprung in Maryland!

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 red mulched landscaping beds Try adding new colored wood mulch this... Read More

Mild Maryland Winter, Good for business?

Dave Granlund's cartoonist rendition for Mild Winter 2011-2012   Maryland has been lucky this winter and so far has missed out on major snow storms hitting the area.  But, is all this mild weather good for business?    Well, it depends on who you ask!  In the construction industry, weather plays an integral part in daily schedules and livelihood!  Mild winters generally mean more rain than snow. Although more rain typically means projects... Read More

Mobile Crushing- The Urban Quarry

As many of the nations older buildings become under disrepair, they are being demolished at an amazing rate to make way for new projects.  The best, and sometimes most economical way to recycle buildings that are made mostly of concrete, brick and cinder block, is to demolish and separate the broken masonry materials and crush them into reusable materials for future projects on site. Enter the Patuxent Materials’ mobile crusher unit, which will... Read More

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