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Interesting Facts About Topsoil

By Tom Torocco
Facts about topsoil

While you may not lay awake at night thinking about how much you know about topsoil, you may find some of our facts about this critical natural element rather interesting, as well as eye-opening.  Here is some info to fill your head with all things related to the top layer of our planet… Interesting Facts:… Continue reading Interesting Facts About Topsoil

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Sand Is Not Just For Beach Fun

By Tom Torocco

It’s hard to imagine living in Staten Island, New Jersey or anywhere else along the shore and conjuring up images of anything but hot days in the sun and surf when the word sand comes to mind.  But when it comes to this fine granular substance, a day at the beach is not the only… Continue reading Sand Is Not Just For Beach Fun

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Don’t Forget The Crushed Stone For Your Outdoor Project

By Tom Torocco

Whether your summer consists of landscaping or re-landscaping your property or you are embarking on an outdoor construction project, chances are pretty good that you will require crushed stone at some point in the process.  This material comes in a selection of different sizes and is used in a wide variety of applications, from laying… Continue reading Don’t Forget The Crushed Stone For Your Outdoor Project

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How Much Dirt Do I Need?

By Tom Torocco

One of the hardest parts of planning a DIY landscaping project is trying to figure out how much dirt you need to complete your project.  Proper calculation of materials will save you from having to put your project on hold while you run out to the store or wait for another delivery because you didn’t… Continue reading How Much Dirt Do I Need?

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With Summer Here, Now Is The Time To Get Those Outdoor Projects Completed

By Tom Torocco

The summer solstice officially falls this year on Saturday, June 21st but for many, summer begins as soon as Memorial Day has come and gone.  No matter when you signal the beginning of summer, it’s clear that this is the time of year that many people get outdoors and start working on the outdoor projects… Continue reading With Summer Here, Now Is The Time To Get Those Outdoor Projects Completed

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Go Green With Recycled Materials

By Tom Torocco

Construction and landscaping projects generally require a great deal of material usage, and one sure-fire way to green up your project is with the use of recycled materials.  When it comes to outdoor projects, there are a number of situations in which reusing materials works just as well as using never-been-used-before materials. If you are… Continue reading Go Green With Recycled Materials

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What Fill Dirt Can Be Used For

By Tom Torocco

What is fill dirt? Fill dirt is comprised of soil that sits below the nutrient-rich top layer of dirt and may also be referred to as subsoil.   This type of dirt has virtually no organic matter in it but may include things like rocks, stones or sand.  The dirt can be purchased either screened or unscreened,… Continue reading What Fill Dirt Can Be Used For

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What Can You Use Gravel For?

By Tom Torocco

Gravel is sometimes referred to more generically as simply rock or stone and comes in a variety of sizes and colors and overall looks, depending on where it originates from and how it is categorized.  In general, the material is comprised of rock fragments or complete rocks that are relatively consistent in size.  Unlike crushed… Continue reading What Can You Use Gravel For?

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All Sand Is Not The Same

By Tom Torocco

With temperatures beginning to moderate in NJ and NY, homeowners and property managers are turning their thoughts to the outdoor projects that have been put on the back burner during cooler winter months.  From new construction to maintenance projects, many of these exterior projects may require the use of sand.  But if you are looking… Continue reading All Sand Is Not The Same

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The Versatility Of Belgian Block

By Tom Torocco

Originally used as a means of paving roads, Belgian blocks have since evolved to become a highly sought-after material for driveways, curbs, pathways, walls and edgings, as well as for creating interesting landscaping elements.  The gray-toned stone is primarily used today more for decorative applications that the functional purposes of its origin, with uses of… Continue reading The Versatility Of Belgian Block

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