Bagged Soils & Soil Amendments

Should You Order Mulch or Compost for Your Landscape Enhancement?

Should You Order Mulch or Compost for Your Landscape Enhancement?

You are looking to upgrade the landscaping at your business or property, and you are looking for the best materials possible. But you may be asking yourself a very basic question before you can make any further plans: should I order mulch, or compost? This is a...

The Many Uses of Wood Chips

The Many Uses of Wood Chips

When you think of wood chips the first image that comes to mind may be your childhood days, swinging on the monkey bars and climbing on the play structure, wood chips beneath you to soften your fall. Wood chips indeed are a wonderful ground cover for many occasions,...

Do I Need Topsoil or Compost?

Do I Need Topsoil or Compost?

Technically speaking, decaying matter actually becomes compost, since compost is simply matter resulting from decomposition. This compost forms the nutrients necessary for new life. Soil, meanwhile, contains other elements like rocks and minerals. These chemical...

Free Mulch vs. Premium Mulch: What’s the Difference?

Free Mulch vs. Premium Mulch: What’s the Difference?

We often get questions from homeowners about free mulch. Totally understandable - you are planning to redo or upgrade your landscaping in your front or back lawn, and you’re wondering how to bring the cost down a little bit. There are over 400,000 U.S.-based...

How to Use River Rock in Your Outdoor Spaces

How to Use River Rock in Your Outdoor Spaces

River rock is one of the simplest, most practical, and most multi-use materials that add an utterly charming touch to any outdoor space. Years and years of cascading water have provided us with naturally occurring river stones with smooth edges that appear in a...

Why You Need Landscaping Gravel

Why You Need Landscaping Gravel

If you’re looking for a way to make your yard more attractive with a unique and eye-catching material, landscaping gravel is the material for you. Landscaping gravel is great for all types of yards, and it can also be a useful tool for setting pipes in new places and...

What Landscaping Stones Should I Buy?

What Landscaping Stones Should I Buy?

There’s so much more to landscape design than you probably think there is. If you are familiar with landscape design, you know that it’s the little details that make a design special and unique -- what small details do you see in your own yard? While you may be...

The Many Virtues of Pea Stone

The Many Virtues of Pea Stone

Professional and DIY landscapers alike find pea stone a valuable material no matter the season. Not only does it look good, but it also is very easy to lay and costs less than its alternatives. Select the colors and textures that you love from a variety of options to...

Mulching, Planting, and Making Your Yard Beautiful

Springtime is busy time for Virginians as we get our yards all fixed up for the year. As we like to say, “spread mulch, not germs!” Even aside from mulch, homeowners are planting flowers, trees, shrubs, building patios, decks and all kinds of outdoor projects. To help...

When is the Best Time to Plant Grass?

When is the Best Time to Plant Grass?

With the end of summer and fall looming, it’s a critical time for some lawn maintenance. Late September and October are months that you need to get some planting done, and get the right feeding and weed maintenance done to ensure a beautiful bloom in the spring. There...

Adding Top Soil to Your Lawn – Reclaim Your Lawn

If you’re trying to get your lawn in shape, but have lots of weeds, or moss or some other problem, the following steps will help you get started. Topsoil and Compost Problems for 2019 This year there are some considerations that aren’t typical. Since we’ve had a lot...