Mulches, Soil, Compost, Blends Available for Your Spring Landscape

March 16, 2023

RSSY has an amazing inventory of raw and organic materials for your Spring landscape and building projects. We offer a variety of quality topsoil, mulch, compost, blends and straw for commercial and residential landscaping and gardening. Our RSSY Blends (70% hardwood fines and 30% Bloom DC Water’s Class A exceptional biosolids product) is a great alternative to compost, providing organic matter as well as nutrients to stimulate improved plant growth of all kinds including turf, flowers, trees, and vegetable gardens. Stop by the Yard or call us (703) 339-8095 to speak to a sales representative about your landscaping requirements. You can pickup or we will deliver.

Need River Gravel for Proper Drainage on Your Landscape?

March 7, 2023
Spring thunderstorms are coming and heavy rain can wash away soil, damage plants, harm your patio, walkways and foundations. RSSY recommends 1 to 4 inch River Jack Gravel to be used to create a pathway for the water to drain. Your best line of defense against heavy rain is proper drainage. Stop by the Stone Yard and speak with a sales person concerning the materials needed to create a drainage system. RSSY stocks drainage pipe and all the accessories you need for the job. Call today (703) 339-8095 or visit our website for more information.

Tru-Scapes Low Voltage Lighting

February 28, 2023
Northern Virginia residents, it is time to enhance your outdoor space with Landscape Accent Lights & Spotlighting. Accent light fixtures beautify and add safety to your yard, while spotlights highlight architectural features and add drama to trees, shrubs and distinctive landscaping. We inventory Accent Lights, Step Lights, Deck Lights, Hardscape Lights, Pathway Lights, Walkway Lights and Low Voltage Transformers. We offer smart Bluetooth lighting transformers. Call us today (703) 339-8095 or visit our website for additional details.

Our Large Inventory of Irregular Flagstone

February 20, 2023
RSSY stocks a large inventory of Irregular Flagstone that is ideal for flatwork use on patios, walkways, steps and pool decking. Irregular Flagstone is sold by weight. There is approximately 1.5 to 2 tons per pallet. Stone may be purchased as individual pieces from an open pallet, and are sold by the weight.
Random Irregular Shape
1 ton or 3,000 lb. pallet
  • 1″ to 3″ thickness
  • 1 1/2 to 6 sq. ft. per piece
  • Maximum of 6 pieces per layer
  • -Coverage 75 to 90 sq. ft. per ton
Standup on 1,900 or 3,500 lb. pallet
  • 1 1/2″ to 3 1/2″ thickness
  • 1,900 to 3,500 lbs per pallet
  • Coverage – 100 sq. ft. per ton
RSSY stocks a very large quantity of Irregular Flagstone products with 14 distinct colors making it easy to compare and choose the perfect stone for your project. The stone comes in pallets for easy pick-up and delivery. . Please call (703) 339-8095 for pricing or visit our website for additional details.

Natural Thin Stone Veneer

February 14, 2023
The same high quality stone as full veneer and will look exactly the same once installed.
The thin stone is roughly one inch in depth and weighing approximately 13 pounds per square foot. This is particularly advantageous because it means that the materials can be applied to just about any structurally sound wall. You won’t have to stress about reworking your plans because the stone is too heavy or bulky. The following advantages are:
  1. Ease of Installation – Lightweight thin veneers are also much easier to handle than the full thickness stone. They’re easy to lift and there’s a reduced risk of injury during the process.
  2. Ease of Transportation – The lighter weight of the product allows us to ship it throughout the country.
  3. Roughly similar in weight to artificial stone – The thin stone is about the same weight as cultured stone.
  4. Requires no foundation footing – The stone is supported by the wall rather than the footing. This makes it perfect for remodeling projects as well.
  5. Durability – This is the biggest question we get from skeptics but assuming proper installation the durability is exactly the same. They both lasts a lifetime and we offer a limited lifetime warranty.
  6. Price – Slightly more expense than full bed depth stone due to the additional production process. Overall less expensive due to reduced transport and installation costs.
RSSY stocks a very large quantity of Thin and Thick Natural Stone products with 10 distinct colors offered in 4 styles (or cuts), making it easy to compare and choose the perfect stone for your project. The stone comes in pallets for easy pick-up and delivery. Please call (703) 339-8095 for pricing or visit our website for additional details.

The Functions of Interlocking Retaining Walls

February 7, 2023
Retaining walls are often found in places where extra support is needed to prevent the earth from moving downhill with erosion. The most basic function of a retaining wall is to battle gravity; the lateral force of the slope must be offset in the retaining wall’s design. Retaining walls can also:
  • Provide more usable land
  • Manage water runoff
  • Provide extra seating
Call (703) 339-8095 or visit the Yard today to discuss your retaining wall applications and review our products lines including Belgard, Nicolock, Keystone Hardscapes and Tech-Bloc.

Order Our Seasoned Firewood in Time for the Cold Weather!

January 30, 2023
Cold weather is coming… time to order some firewood! Lows are going to be in the 20’s over the next few days. You can purchase RSSY Seasoned Firewood by the Cord or Half Cord, Pallet Homeowner Stacks, or by the Piece. Cord sizes are regulated by law and RSSY complies with industry standards. A full cord of firewood is 128 cubic feet of wood. It is a stack of split wood 8 feet long by 4 feet deep, by 4 feet high. Following are approximate cord and half cord dimensions:
Full cord – 8′ x 4’ x 4’ = 128 cu ft
Half cord – 4’ x 4’ x 4’ = 64 cu ft
Firewood is a great way to heat your home or create that special romantic evening for your loved one.
All of our firewood is seasoned, split, and ready to burn. Log lengths range from approximately 16 to 18 inches in length and are between 2 and 5 inches in diameter. Be sure to order your firewood early because when the cold weather arrives, we sell out quickly and seasoned wood becomes hard to find.
Delivery Available!
RSSY Firewood can be purchased and delivered in baskets or cords or in pieces. Please call for pricing today.
1 Basket
1 Cord (Approx 3 Baskets)
Per Piece

Your One Source for All Your Aggregate Needs

January 18, 2023
Rock Stone and Sand Yard, RSSY wants to be the one source for all your aggregate needs. We have the capability to quote our customers delivered or pickup pricing for virtually any type of construction aggregate required, and we are fully equipped to handle any job no matter the size.
With your busy schedule, why take the time to chase down numbers from multiple suppliers when RSSY can give you all your pricing in one call – (703) 339-8095. Our sales office is open Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday 7:00 am to 12 noon. The Yard is equipped with a knowledgeable and friendly staff ready to assist you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Peak Service Delivery Times During the Year

January 9, 2023

Peak Service Delivery Times: Make sure you ask our representatives when there are peak service delivery times during the year and please allow 5 to 7 days notice. At Rock Stone and Sand Yard (RSSY), we provide builders, landscape contractors and homeowners throughout Fairfax, Springfield, Falls Church, Arlington, McLean, Burke, Alexandria, Lorton, Clifton, and Woodbridge with an amazing selection of:

  • Top grade sand
  • Gravel
  • Building supplies
  • Landscape supplies including hardscape interlocking pavers
  • Landscape wall systems
  • Top soil, Compost, Mulch
  • De-Icing Salt

Call us today (703) 339-8095 with your creations or plans.

RSSY is Open and Ready for 2023

January 4, 2023

We are open and ready to serve all our customers and friends for the New Year. Rock Stone and Sand Yard, RSSY, looks forward to a great 2023. We continue to expand product lines and ensure the quality of each product. Please feel free to call us (703) 339-8095 or visit the Yard for all your landscaping and hardscaping ideas and jobs.