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.
 

 

RSSY Is Ready To Make Some Winter Warmth!

November 28, 2022
Rock Stone and Sand Yard inventories Belgard, Nicolock, Keystone Hardscapes and Techo-Bloc Products. You will find the right Pavers, Interlocking Pavers, Precast Blocks, Wall Systems, Firepits and Fireplaces for your job. Artistic variations give the same values of light and dark that real stone provides at a fraction of the cost. Add this to the quality of long-term permeability, and this surface solution proves to be a natural match for this home architecture. Interlocking pavers come in a wide selection of colors, shapes and textures, and can be laid in a variety of eye-catching patterns.
 
Please call (703) 339-8095 or stop by the yard and look at our many displays and talk to a sales person about your Winter outdoor living job.
 

Fall and Winter Are the Best Times to Start Your Hardscaping Projects

November 8, 2022
The below reasons why Fall and Winter are the best times of the year to start hardscaping projects. The major reason is timing. When you build your hardscapes in Winter, you’ll be able to enjoy them come Spring, unless you include a firepit. Timing the design and constructions allows you to maximize your use of your hardscapes. But timing is not the only advantage to installing hardscapes in Fall or Winter. Let’s dig a bit deeper into why you ought to consider the “off-season” for getting this sort of work done.
 
· Cost Savings
· Quicker Turnaround
· Less Damage to Your Yard
· Enhanced Weed Suppression
· Less Disruption
· Often Ideal Weather
 
So put on your warm jacket – we will see you at the Yard or call us at (703) 339-8095 for pricing and details.
 

Ideas to Cool Your Patio This Summer

July 22, 2022
Patios are the perfect backyard spot to enjoy the warm weather or eat outside with family and friends. But this extreme summer heat can make even the nicest patio seem unwelcome. RSSY has some ideas to cool your outdoor living areas by creating your own outdoor cooling system using the below strategies:
 
• Install a water feature or pool
• Use patio umbrellas
• Install a patio system
• Install a pergola
• Use a retractable screen
• Build an outdoor bar
• Install fans
• Utilize a retractable awning
 
Our staff is ready to show you what RSSY has to offer to help cool down your outdoor living areas. Call (703) 339-8095 or stop by today and visit the yard.
 

Create a Custom Outdoor Space with Our Fire Pits and Outdoor Kitchen Products!

June 10, 2022

Contact Rock Stone and Sand Yard (RSSY) today to create a custom outdoor space in your backyard, your way. We sell outdoor fire pits that are just right for marshmallow roasting, outdoor kitchens that make cookouts a breeze, and pavers and wall units where everyone can have a seat. When working with RSSY representatives, we can provide you with ideas and features you will not find on a shelf or in a catalog. Hardscapes, including concrete patios, built-in outdoor kitchens, fire pits or outdoor fireplaces, and seating walls, not only make outdoor entertaining easier, but they can also make your Northern VA home look more attractive when our experts help you find the layouts, materials, and custom features to blend with your landscapes and add value to your home. Call us today for more details (703) 339-8095.

Stone Products for Your Landscape or Hardscape Project

March 30, 2022
At Rock, Stone and Sand Yard (RSSY), we inventory stone for almost every landscape and hardscape project you can think of. Whether you’re in need of aggregates, a new front walkway, stone steps, stone pavers, flagstone patio, or an outdoor living feature like an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, our sales persons can assist you in creating a stone feature that will last for a lifetime. Stop by the Stone Yard today and experienced the large inventory of stones to get your design imagination going. Please call (703) 339-8095 for pricing or to make an appointment. https://rssy.com/gravel/
 
– Patios & Walkways
– Stone Retaining Walls & Seat Walls
– Outdoor Kitchens
– Stone Fireplaces & Fire Pits
– Pavers for Patios and Driveways
– Entry Gate Stones & Stone Columns
– Pool Decks/Patios & Pool Coping
– Fieldstone Boulders & Stepping Stones
 

Outdoor Kitchens in Northern VA and the DC Area

July 19, 2021
When it’s warm outside in the spring and summer, the last thing you want is to be stuck inside while you’re cooking. It’s much better enjoying the great outdoors while you’re preparing a meal for your family or friends.
 
RSSY landscape & design experts can help you purchase the right accessories you’ll need to make meals outside right at your fingertips when you come to us for help with outdoor patio and kitchen design installation in the Northern VA and Washington, D.C. area. Please visit our Outdoor Living page on our website.
 

 

Add A Smart Flagstone Pool Deck in Annandale, VA

September 17, 2014

Flagstone Pool Deck in Annandale, VA

A flagstone pool deck in Annandale, VA, adds distinct advantages to your home landscape. Flagstone performs better than a concrete or asphalt surface  because it permits rain water to infiltrate th ground slowly rather than run-off, gathering pollutants and contaminants along the way. If you are considering installing a flagstone pool deck in Annandale, VA, here are some unique points to consider:

Flagstone pool decks create a rustic, natural look. Plant moss, or “steppable” ground cover between the flagstones instead of mortar for a more natural effect. Flagstones are quarried in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes, so no two flagstone patios ever look the same. Flagstone pool decks in Annandale, VA require little maintenance, with routine sweeping or a simple periodic hosing off. Flagstones feature  shades of brown, blue, red and mixed colors. And a bonus – the natural texture of flagstone pool decks in Annandale, VA  also provide a safe, no-slip surface ideal for pool environs.

People just love the look of classic flagstone. Adding a classic flagstone pool deck in Annandale, VA can also boost the resale value of your home. Curb appeal aside, flagstone pool decks are a smart investment in the sustainable performance of your landscaping and money well-spent on the daily enjoyment you get from using your beautiful flagstone pool deck in Annandale, VA for many years to come.

Beautiful Sunset at Annandale, VA Pool Deck

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