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

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

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 a rain garden For a bit of information on why rain gardens... Read More

Maryland Hurricane Preparation and Clean-Up

Hurricane season is winding down here on the East Coast, but the memory of Irene is still fresh in many minds. Here at Patuxent Companies, when we think of Hurricane Irene, we think sandbags and dumpsters. Before the hurricane hit, we were busy providing thousands of sandbags to municipalities, businesses, and residential customers in our area. Patuxent Companies has been listed with the Anne Arundel County disaster preparedness hotline for many years,... Read More

Tips for Selecting the Correct Dumpster Size for Your Job

Patuxent Roll-Off is always asked, What is the best dumpster for my project?   Since dumpsters are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and the correct size for you will depend on what you will be using the dumpster for. Dumpsters are required for a variety of reasons including: Concrete or asphalt removal Tree, stump, or brush removal General construction debris removal Creasote and/or pole removal Demolition debris removal The list below... Read More

Welcome to the new Patuxent Companies Blog!

Welcome to the Patuxent Companies blog! Patuxent Companies has been providing customers with the diversity of services needed in today’s construction and home improvement projects since 1987. For over 25 years, Patuxent Materials, Inc. has been serving the aggregate delivery needs of contractors throughout the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan area. Established in 1987, Patuxent Materials, Inc. started with a small construction aggregate re-sale... Read More