Supplying Stone Products for Your Hardscaping and Water Feature Projects This Season

May 12, 2023
The serenity of flowing water in your backyard gives a sense of privacy by masking noises and allowing you to listen to the tranquil sounds of water flowing over a waterfall. Our customers come to RSSY, Rock Stone and Sand Yard, for many hardscaping ideas and especially water feature ideas.
Our customers seeing the changing world and economic tides have been trading vacations for “staycations” and are looking for ways to build on their biggest investment… their home. Building a water feature is the perfect way for homeowners to create a relaxing space, while adding value to a home.
Water features come in all shapes and sizes, allowing you to express your personal design style. Options include ponds, pondless waterfalls, fountains, container water gardens, and any combination in between. No matter what size space you have, there is sure to be an option that will fit your hardscape budget.
Water is the base of life, so humans and animals are naturally drawn toward water. Wild birds, dragonflies, turtles, butterflies, and frogs will enjoy your new outdoor addition. When designing your pond, think about ways to include food and shelter options for these critters. This will provide them with a habitat in your backyard that will both entertain and build into the overall ecosystem.
Call us today (703) 339-8095 or stop by the Yard to speak with one of our representatives concerning water features.


SOD Grass

May 3, 2023
RSSY is proud to offer several types of SOD Grass for pickup and delivery in the Northern VA area.
Please call today (703) 339-8095 for pricing or visit our web page.

Supplying Contractors and Residents with Quality Stone in the Northern Virginia Area

April 26, 2023
The Rock Stone and Sand Yard, Inc. (RSSY) supplies contractors and residents in the Northern Virginia and DC area area with a huge selection of top quality natural and manufactured stone for building and landscaping at competitive prices. RSSY is a stocking supplier for Belgard, Nicolock, Keystone and Techo-Bloc products. Come see us today for natural and manufactured stone and much more. Stop by our design store at 10133 Giles Run Road, Lorton VA 22079 or contact us at (703) 339-8095.

Explore Our Flagstone and Other Materials for Your Patio

April 17, 2023

Flagstone is one of the best materials for patios primarily due to its narrow-packed joints that allow water to permeate instead of running off. Flagstone patios also have a very natural, organic look due to their shape and earthy shades of browns, reds, grays and blues. The most common types of flagstone used for paving patios are sandstone, slate and limestone. Flagstone provides a durable and naturally slip-resistant patio surface that will last for years. Call our Yard (703) 339-8095 today for inventory and pricing or visit our page for more details.

Ideas on Upgrading Your Spring Outdoor Landscape

April 4, 2023
Northern Virginia residents, RSSY, Rock Stone and Sand Yard has super ideas on ways to pretty up your Spring outdoor landscape.
1. Plant ornamental trees or shrubs and make them a focal point using stones, pavers and mulch.
2. Replace your old tired mulch with a red or pine bank mulch. Colored mulch is one of the easiest ways to add both color and texture to your entire yard. Next to a green lawn, colored mulch is a great contrast that our customers love.
3. Add some edging along your walkways and garden beds. If your lawn just seems to morph into your shrubbery or threatens to take over your front walk, some unique stone edging could perk up your yard. No pruning, cutting, or watering required.
4. Create a focal point that’s all About You. Time for a patio and outdoor firepit for these chilly Spring evenings. RSSY has many designs to choose from.
Call (703) 339-8095 or stop by the Yard and speak to our sales people about your own passionate ideas, and let us give inspiration by adding color and texture to your Spring landscape.

Taking Your Outdoor Space to the Next Level with Stone Aggregates

March 30, 2023
Stone aggregates can take your outdoor space to the next level. RSSY, Rock Stone and Sand Yard is proud to carry Northern Virginia’s largest selection of these versatile materials. No matter what color, style, or size you may have in mind for your outdoor project, we can help you find what you’re looking for. When it comes time to place your order, we can also help you choose the right quantity for your project.
Typically, stone aggregates are sold in bags or in bulk by the ton. You can pickup or we can deliver. Regardless of how large or small your project may be, RSSY has the aggregates you need to turn your design dream into a reality.
Aggregates (also commonly referred to as chips and pebbles or crushed stone in the industry) are a particular material made up of crushed stone, sand, or gravel.
Northern Virginia homeowners love crushed stones because of their versatility and accessibility. They’re an excellent material for many DIY projects, allowing you to achieve a beautiful look without spending a lot of money in the process. The possible aggregate applications are nearly endless, so call us (703) 339-8095 or stop by the Yard and talk to one of our sales persons and find out the many common ways in which these materials are used.

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.

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.