It’s Time To Order Rock Salt

Bulk rock salt for December

The month of December welcomes in the winter season, and in the Northeast, that usually means you can expect some snow and ice in the not too distant future.  Whether weather conditions warrant it immediately or not, now is the time that property owners, contractors and municipalities should be making plans in order to ensure…

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Caring For Gravel Driveways

care for custom gravel driveways

Gravel is a versatile material that is used in a number of varied applications throughout residential and commercial properties. Often used to enhance the look of a landscape design in place of mulch or other planting bed materials, gravel is also an effective option for those looking to install a relatively low-cost and low-maintenance driveway. …

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Discover The Versatility of Crushed Stone

Crushed stone walkway

Nearly no other construction material is as versatile as crushed stone, with more uses than most people can imagine. One of the reasons that there are so many uses for this natural material is that the stone can be purchased in a large selection of sizes.  Additionally, there is a variety of material types that…

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Fall Is The Perfect Time To Improve Your Soil

Topsoil Shovel

While the growing season may soon be winding down as temperatures start to cool, this time of year is the perfect time to give some thought to improving the quality of the soil in your garden and planting beds.  For individuals who take pride in growing vegetables, flowers and plants in the spring, summer and…

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The Benefits Of Using Recycled Materials

Recycled construction materials

If you are looking for a way to save money on your next construction project while also helping to save the environment, recycled construction materials may be something you want to consider.  The type of project you are undertaking will determine if using materials that are recycled or reclaimed are feasible, but one place that…

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Enhance Your Landscaping With Gravel

Landscape Gravel

  When planning an overall landscape design, there are many factors that should be considered in the finished design in addition to the living plants, trees and flowers that will add texture and color to your property.  Other factors such as hardscape elements (walkways, patios, etc.) as well as how you accent living features can…

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Common Uses For Belgian Block

Common uses for Belgian block

Belgian block is a quarried stone that is generally cut into rectangular shapes, although it can also be cut into cube-sized shapes as well.  The stones are gray in color and can add interest and depth to a variety of outdoor landscaping projects.  In addition to enhancing the look of hardscape designs, the blocks can…

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Need Some Dirt For Your Next Outdoor Project?

Need dirt for your next project

With spring in full swing and summer looming on the horizon, you’ve likely got the urge to get those outdoor projects you’ve been dreaming about (or dreading!) completed before the lazy, hazy days arrive and stick around for awhile.  Many homeowners in NJ and NY know that there are things to be done to keep…

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Backyard Beaches Bring Coastal Living Closer To Home

Backyard beaches

If you live in the Northeast, you are probably not too far from one of the area’s pristine beaches, but sometimes close is just not close enough.  With more and more homeowners spending more time at home and less time fighting traffic, many weekend warriors are bringing what they enjoy about local hot spots like…

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When To Use Crushed Stone As Opposed To Gravel

Crushed stone vs gravel

When it comes to building, hardscaping and landscaping materials, there are a lot of varieties from which to choose.  Exploring the differences between similar materials such as crushed stone and gravel, rock vs stone will help you select the best materials for your project. Crushed stone is made from rocks that have been broken down…

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Using Decorative Stone To Create A Beautiful, Low Maintenance Landscape

Decorative stone

Creating a landscape that you can spend more time enjoying rather than maintaining is easy with the use of decorative stone.  Gravel, crushed stone and various types of block can easily transform your yard, walkway and driveway into a work of art without the constant upkeep required when using organic materials. Using decorative stone to…

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Is It Time To Turn Over A New Leaf In Your Yard?

Landscaping makeovers require fill dirt and topsoil

In order to keep real estate prices competitive, many homeowners in the northeast have become accustomed to remodeling at least a portion of the interior of their home every 5-10 years, with kitchens and bathrooms topping the list.  But those same homeowners often don’t give the exterior landscape as much consideration as the interior and…

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