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Using stones for garden art

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2014 2:23:20 PM / by Patuxent Companies posted in stone, Bulk Crushed Stone, Aggregate Hauling, Stone & Gravel, Bulk Washed Gravel, Crofton Aggregate Retail Yard, Bulk Rip Rap Stone, Blue Mount Quarry, Bulk soil, Bulk washed sand products, gravel, Patuxent Materials, Inc., sand

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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.

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

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 10, 2014 12:57:56 PM / by Patuxent Companies posted in Inorganic Mulch, stone, Bulk Crushed Stone, Aggregate Hauling, Stone & Gravel, WHAT WE’RE TWEETING ABOUT, Bulk Washed Gravel, Crofton Aggregate Retail Yard, Bulk Rip Rap Stone, Bulk soil, Bulk washed sand products, LeafGro, Organic Mulch, Mulch, gravel, Patuxent Materials, Inc., sand

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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.

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Patuxent Companies celebrates over a quarter century in Anne Arundel County

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 18, 2014 2:39:34 PM / by Patuxent Companies posted in Inorganic Mulch, About Patuxent Companies, Bulk Crushed Stone, Aggregate Hauling, Stone & Gravel, Front Loader Services, Residential Services, WHAT WE’RE TWEETING ABOUT, Crofton Aggregate Retail Yard, Bulk Rip Rap Stone, Blue Mount Quarry, Deconstruction Services, Solid Waste Removal, Bulk soil, Demolition Services, About Patuxent Materials, Our Sales Team, Recycling Facilities, Bulk washed sand products, Commercial Services, Mulch, Low Boy Services, gravel, Patuxent Materials, Inc., Patuxent Roll-Off, LLC, sand, Roll-Off Services

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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.

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Recycled asphalt benefits the Earth and your wallet

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 18, 2014 12:51:31 PM / by Patuxent Companies posted in About Patuxent Companies, Aggregate Hauling, Residential Services, Recycling Facilities, Commercial Services, Patuxent Materials, Inc.

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Recycled asphalt benefits the Earth and your wallet

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Patuxent Roll-Off Sponsors the 2014 MSP Polar Bear Plunge

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 29, 2014 5:10:18 AM / by Patuxent Companies posted in About Patuxent Companies, WHAT WE’RE TWEETING ABOUT, Solid Waste Removal, Recycling Services, Patuxent Roll-Off, LLC, Roll-Off Services

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Patuxent Roll-Off has been a longtime supporter of the MSP Polar Bear Plunge and is proud to announce that we will once again participate in the event by donating dumpsters. Each year the Maryland State Police sponsors this event that raises funds for Special Olympics of Maryland (SOMD).

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Patuxent Roll-Off helps Tilghman Waterman's Museum build new location

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 29, 2014 4:00:51 AM / by Patuxent Companies posted in About Patuxent Companies, WHAT WE’RE TWEETING ABOUT, Solid Waste Removal, Patuxent Roll-Off, LLC, Roll-Off Services

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Tilghman Waterman's Museum sign during construction
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What's the difference between dirt and topsoil?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 6, 2013 3:56:05 PM / by Patuxent Companies posted in Inorganic Mulch, About Patuxent Companies, stone, Aggregate Hauling, Residential Services, Crofton Aggregate Retail Yard, Bulk soil, About Patuxent Materials, Bulk washed sand products, LeafGro, Organic Mulch, Commercial Services, Mulch, Patuxent Materials, Inc., sand

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So many of our customers, both commercial and residential, ask the question, "What's the difference between dirt and topsoil?" Well, to be exact, there are differences between all types of dirt and topsoil, to complicate matters even more. But let's take a look further into what the differences are and what material would be best for any given project you might be doing, either for your yard, landscaping or gardening.

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Patuxent Roll-Off Supports MRE-Annapolis Tug of War

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 6, 2013 5:16:41 AM / by Patuxent Companies posted in About Patuxent Companies, Front Loader Services, Residential Services, WHAT WE’RE TWEETING ABOUT, Deconstruction Services, Solid Waste Removal, Demolition Services, Recycling Services, Commercial Services, Patuxent Roll-Off, LLC, Roll-Off Services

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This year, Patuxent Roll-Off was proud to support the Maritime Republic of Eastport’s annual tug of war through the donation of a dumpster, in support of Special Olympics Maryland. Each year, residents of Eastport and residents of the City of Annapolis stage a tug of war over Spa Creek, the body of water that separates Eastport from the rest of the city. In fact, it is the largest over water tug-of-war in the world!

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

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2013 2:11:04 PM / by Patuxent Companies posted in About Patuxent Companies, Aggregate Hauling, Residential Services, WHAT WE’RE TWEETING ABOUT, Bulk Washed Gravel, Crofton Aggregate Retail Yard, Bulk soil, About Patuxent Materials, Bulk washed sand products, LeafGro, Organic Mulch, Mulch, gravel, Patuxent Materials, Inc., sand

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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 said, "Heck, No! We need to figure something else out for the citizens and businesses of Maryland" , but many counties are scrambling trying to figure out how to come up with the funds to implement the new law.

So, where did this "rain tax" come from anyway? Our Federal Government, of course! It was a new law passed over a year ago at the Federal level, the so called, Stormwater Management Law, which had been passed down from the Federal Government to the individual States, one being our beautiful State of Maryland. During the most recent legislation, our State Delegates passed the decision to pass the buck down to the more populated Maryland Counties. Well, you know how the story ends... that means the counties need to decide if they will impose the "rain tax"on to it's citizens, businesses, landowners and churches. But, let us not forget, the county government buildings and parking lots are not effected by this new "rain tax" bill, they are exempt, of course!

Rainwater leads to storm drains...which eventually end up in our creeks, rivers and streams.

A recent article in the Baltimore Sun states that the new Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman, a Republican, might have a hard time with the veto, however, there are many delegates, both Democrat and Republican, whom would like to have the "rain tax" stormwater management fees be reviewed again. A letter dated April 25, 2013 from County Executive Laura Neuman on the Anne Arundel County website, states, she would like to review the Anne Arundel County Bill No. 2-13: Stormwater Management – Watershed Protection and Restoration Special Revenue Fund and Program, and come up with a better solution. Only time will tell, but in the mean time, we are happy to have someone who holds the position of County Executive who will stand up for what they believe is the right thing to do! With that, we say "thank you Laura Neuman!"

The state mandated deadline in July 1, 2013. Let's hope the powers that be figure it out soon!

If you'd like to find out more on how to make your own rain garden in your yard or community, check out this recent blog post on How to Install Rain Gardens and why they are important for our Waterways for more info.

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New trends for using concrete for the home

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 10, 2012 3:09:22 PM / by Patuxent Companies posted in About Patuxent Companies, Aggregate Hauling, WHAT WE’RE TWEETING ABOUT, About Patuxent Materials, Patuxent Materials, Inc.

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5 Trends in Concrete Flooring

Forget the carpeting and ceramic tile; today's homes are all about concrete. When most of us think of concrete flooring, the garage comes to mind. However, modern trends in concrete flooring have made these foundations much too pretty for simply parking your car. With a plethora of colors and styles and a durability that can't be beat, it makes sense that concrete is moving to the top of the pack in flooring choices.
Although certain areas of the country use more of this versatile material for indoor flooring, such as in Texas, other areas are coming around to the idea of using concrete for floors and countertops in new homes or during remodeling projects.
Check out these five trends in concrete flooring that have taken the interior design world by storm.

Polished Concrete

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