Archive for June, 2014

Using Flagstone in Reston, VA – Professional Tips From RSSY

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Flagstone Stairs at Reston, VA Home Flagstone in Reston, VA, is one of the finest materials available to create enduring patios. Flagstone is a durable and naturally slip-resistant, safer patio surface that lasts for years. Since it allows water to permeate instead of creating damaging runoff, flagstone in Reston, VA, is considered environmentally-beneficial and is highly desirable.

Flagstone patios also have a natural, organic quality in earthy shades of grays, blues, browns and reds. The most common types of flagstone in Reston, VA, used for paving and patios are sandstone, slate and limestone. The closer the quarry, the less you pay for shipping costs. So much of the flagstone in Reston, VA, is quarried in Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania.

Flagstone patio prices also depend on the method of  installation. Mortaring flagstones on a concrete slab is more expensive than dry laying flagstones in Reston, VA, over a graded base of sand and gravel. Here are some additional tips about using flagstone in Reston, VA, from the landscape experts at RSSY:

  • Select flagstone by color and look for a wide variety of shapes and sizes
  • Curb costs by using flagstone in Reston, VA, in conjunction with alternate paving and landscape materials
  • See the wide RSSY selection of fill gravel for joints between flagstone in Reston, VA,
  • Include larger slabs of flagstone in Reston, VA, to create a unique walkwayFlagstone Steps with Stone Veneer
  • Ask the RSSY landscape professionals about dressing up mortared joints
  • Create patterns with a combination of irregular and cut flagstones for Reston, VA, outdoor patios and walkways with individual style
  • Grow grass or ground cover in the joints between flagstones
  • Save money by avoiding unnecessary cutting of flagstones in Reston, VA, when you design your outdoor flagstone landscape features
  • Create  naturalistic steps visually enhanced for safety
  • Creating contrast around your pool with flagstone in Reston, VA
  • Construct a permeable flagstone patio that permits rain water to safely re-enter the ground
  • Proper drainage design in the surrounding landscape ensures your flagstone patio in Reston, VA, has a smooth, safe, durable surface.

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RSSY carries all of your landscape  materials, including an amazing selection of flagstone and natural stone, plus pavers from Belgard and Nicolock. Work with the landscape experts at RSSY and get personalized service and specific landscape recommendations for your projects.

No matter what ideas, needs or questions you have about using flagstone in Reston, VA, in your outdoor landscape design, the flagstone experts at RSSY will be your project advisor every step of the way.

Compost in Arlington, VA Adds Vital Soil Properties

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Garden with RSSY Compost in Arlington VA

Compost in Arlington, VA is the most favored soil additive, especially prized by gardeners with high-yield vegetable and edible garden beds.

Any seasoned landscaper or gardener will tell you the quality of your compost in Arlington, VA is the number one predictor of a successful garden. Since this land has been worked, in one fashion or another, since before establishment of the American colonies, soil amendments such as dense, nutrient-packed compost in Arlington, VA are essential to restoring biological balance and promoting the vitality of your gardens, plants and trees.

While changing the native soil texture is challenging, you can improve soil structure – making dense clay more porous or loose sand more absorbent by adding those soil amendments that alter your particular soil in beneficial ways. A simple layer of RSSY compost blend adds a rich humus that enhances root development for greater plant production and crop yields while promoting essential microbial activity in your topsoil.

At RSSY we carry organic amendments including topsoil, double-shredded mulch, and premium compost for Arlington, VA homeowners, landscape contractors, and builders. Sold in convenient 1.5T Super Sacks or delivered in bulk by the cubic yard, our RSSY superior quality compost is the single best thing you can do to keep your gardens and edible plants healthy and beautiful in Arlington.


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Mulch for Annandale, VA Healthy Landscapes

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Mulch in Annandale, VA is an essential ingredient of your healthy  landscape. Since 1971 the mulch experts at RSSY have advised homeowners, construction companies, landscape contractors and property managers about the benefits of proper mulch application.

When you apply mulch in Annandale, VA it provides insulation and shade for delicate plant root systems, absorbs and stores water helping plants weather times of drought, aids in stormwater management and feeds your soil and vegetation with vital minerals and nutrients.

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Applying a 2” – 4” layer of RSSY double shredded commercial grade hardwood mulch or double shredded pine mulch will help to conserve and enrich your soil, protect plant roots, and retain beneficial moisture while controlling weed growth, pests, and plant diseases.

RSSY Double Shredded Commercial Grade Hardwood Mulch adds a clean, finished surface. Robust, dark and earthy, this mulch releases essential nutrients back to the soil to nourish and protect your landscape. Our RSSY Double Shredded Pine Mulch, with its dense, dark brown color and fresh pine scent, is popular with our clients. Light, stable, and non-colloidal, this mulch sticks to sloping banks and is ideal for shaded landscape beds.

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Applied at the beginning of the spring growing season, mulch in Annandale, VA delivers immeasurable benefits to help your plant life thrive. This early application benefits your landscape by providing an insulated layer over the soil that retains heat during early spring cold nights. As the seasons progress mulch continues to regulate soil temperatures in extreme heat while preventing unwanted weeds and helping to manage stormwater runoff during intense storm events.

Dollar for dollar there is no other landscape raw material that delivers the bounty of benefits that you get when you apply mulch in Northern Virginia. See the landscape material experts at RSSY for all of your landscape materials to keep your landscape investment healthy and beautiful.