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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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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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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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Patuxent Materials, Inc helps with Summertime landscaping: Mulch, Mulch, Mulch!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 19, 2012 10:07:35 AM / by Patuxent Companies posted in Inorganic Mulch, About Patuxent Companies, stone, Bulk Crushed Stone, Aggregate Hauling, Stone & Gravel, Residential Services, WHAT WE’RE TWEETING ABOUT, Bulk Washed Gravel, Crofton Aggregate Retail Yard, Bulk Rip Rap Stone, Bulk soil, About Patuxent Materials, Bulk washed sand products, LeafGro, Organic Mulch, Commercial Services, Mulch, gravel, Patuxent Materials, Inc., sand

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