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

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

Autumn & Winter Gardening in Maryland

Gardening in the colder months may not hold the same appeal that it does in the spring or early summer, but there are a variety of options to make your garden look great in this unconventional season. Did you know that autumn is the best time to reseed and aerate your lawn and transplant trees? It’s best to do these in the fall for two reasons. One, the grass seedlings and newly planted trees will have the opportunity to grow in a milder climate,... Read More

Selecting the Right Stone for Your Driveway

Driveways are one of the first things a visitor sees when they come to your home, and therefore they can make or break a home’s curb appeal. Many homes have driveways that are made of asphalt or concrete surfaces, which in reality may be practical, but are not very visually pleasing and can be very expensive to install. Stone driveways offer a more visually appealing solution at a lower cost, with a variety of options that will enhance the exterior... Read More

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