Create Beautiful Outdoor Living Areas for Your Northern Virginia Home

April 19, 2021

They say “Home is where the heart is” and we agree at Rock, Sand and Stone Yard, RSSY. If you and your family’s heart is in the great outdoors, we can help you create beautiful outdoor living areas for your Northern Virginia home, complete with professional hardscaping. From quaint stone pathways and water features to complete outdoor kitchens with built-in seating, RSSY salespeople can help you create the outdoor space you need to enjoy the weather and greenery even more. Stop by our showroom today to review our complete line of hardscaping materials. Please call (703) 339-8095.

 

Why Winter is the Perfect Time for Hardscape

January 20, 2021

With the cold air and Winter season upon us, our organic landscaping slows down and makes the perfect opportunity for hardscape landscaping projects. Hardscapes are projects involving bricks, stone, cement, and construction of outdoor living spaces and walkways. Hardscaping involves heavy materials and heavy foot traffic and machinery around your grass, flowers, shrubs, trees, and waiting until winter helps minimize damage to the natural landscaping on your property. RSSY can help design, source, and execute your hardscape project without damaging your existing landscape. Call us today for details.

Hardscaping Ideas for Your Home This Fall

November 16, 2020
Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. With it brings that cooler weather easily associated with comfy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and just an overall feeling of coziness. Whether you live in a townhouse or in a small or large home, it’s easy to step into the season with the help of these great Fall Hardscaping ideas.
 
1. Autumn Patios
2. Landscape Steps
3. Walkways & Driveways
4. Firepits & Fireplaces
5. Rock Gardens
6. Arbors & Trellises
 
If you’re looking to design a new hardscape from scratch, visit our RSSY yard and talk to our sales staff who will help you accomplish just that.
 
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Hardscaping Ideas to Get Your Home Ready for the Fall

October 27, 2020
Celebrate slopes with terraces. Cooler fall weather makes terracing a much more comfortable enterprise. Building terraces into your hillside will transform a barren, steep slope into a beautiful showpiece.
 
Spruce up your seating areas. A big group of friends and family with your holiday cooking will cause an overflow into your outdoor space. Be prepared for this by expanding your outdoor seating areas with comfortable, flexible furniture.
 
Are you ready to get a start on any of the above Fall hardscaping ideas to get your home ready for the fall and winter? If so, contact our design center and talk to one of our sales persons for more ideas and pricing. Visit our web site to see all our hardscaping products and materials.
 
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Fabulous Fall Hardscaping Ideas

Enhance curb appeal. Impress your guests by re-paving your patios, driveways and walkways. Pavers can be matched to your existing landscape and their permeable nature is ideal in a climate where freezing and thawing is the norm. Don’t forget to install beautiful lighting elements that will illuminate your design and increase safety.
 
Add another patio. Does a part of your yard remain unused for most of the year? Perhaps it’s time to add a patio. Patio spaces can be as simple as a square of attractive pavers bedecked with chairs and a table. It’s also another great space to sip a cup of coffee, converse with a friend, or to watch the stars.
 
Are you ready to get a start on any of the above Fall hardscaping ideas to get your home ready for the fall and winter? If so, contact our design center and talk to one of our sales persons for more ideas and pricing. Visit our web site to see all our hardscaping products and materials.
 
 

Cut and Irregular Flagstone for Your Patio

October 2, 2020

Rock Stone and Sand Yard (RSSY) stocks a large selection of Cut (Dimensional) and Irregular Flagstone. 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. Please visit our website or stop by today for your next flagstone job. Experienced salespersons are waiting.

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Architectural Stone Accessories

August 24, 2020

Rock Stone and Sand Yard (RSSY) has Water Table and Sills, Trim Packages, Hearths and Mantels, Column Caps, Corner Caps and Wall Caps, and all your concrete supplies and tools. Stop by all talk with one of our sales representatives and find out all the landscaping and hardscaping stone accessories we have to offer. Thanks for your business.

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Accenting Your Home with Natural Elements

May 8, 2020

Spring cleaning and fix-up isn’t just for the inside of your home, you know. Accenting the exterior and especially the entrance of your home with natural elements, stonework, lighting, and even water features, makes for a far more inviting space for your future guests arriving to your home. Call RSSY today for landscaping and hardscaping ideas to easily enhance the exterior of your home.

Choose the Right Flagstone to Build Your Patio

March 1, 2019

RSSY has an extensive inventory of colored (browns, reds, grays, blues) Flagstone which is one of the best materials for patios primarily due to its narrow packed joints that allow water to permeate instead of running off. Visit our yard today and choose the right Flagstone to build your patio this Spring.

Using Flagstone in Reston, VA – Professional Tips From RSSY

June 27, 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.

Flagstone Border for Paver Patio in Reston, VA

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.