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With spring comes planting, gardening, and landscaping projects. If you are preparing for a gardening undertaking this year and are thinking about adding a stacked wall to your project scope, consider using flagstone as your primary building material. Durable and well suited for stacking, flagstone makes an excellent outdoor addition. However, before you begin assembly some preparation is required. Get started by spreading all of your flagstone out and organizing it by color or thickness. This simple step will help you easily find the pieces that you need once you get started. For more information on how to build a flagstone wall, watch this short video.
Rock, Stone & Sand Yard, Inc. offers a full line of construction and landscaping products. If you are a homeowner or contractor in the greater Fairfax area, contact us to learn more about our full inventory, including natural stone, hardscaping materials, and landscaping materials. Call (571) 642-1683 or contact us online for additional information.
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With summer just around the corner, the warmer weather and longer days are an invitation to spend more time outdoors. Creating an outdoor room is a great way to create more living space in your home, without performing costly and time-consuming interior renovations. Here are some tips to get you started with designing your outdoor room:
Designate A Border
First, map out what part of your yard will be transformed into the outdoor room. To enhance the cozy and put-together feel of your room, border the area with a wall that designates this part of the yard as a living space. Your wall can be made of trees, bamboo, part of a fence, or any other attractive and upright material that will separate the room from the rest of the yard.
Create A Floor
To make your outdoor room attractive and comfortable, you should fill in the space with a floor that is easy to walk on. You have a variety of materials at your disposal, including patio paving, natural stones, or smooth gravel. The flooring scheme can be centered around a certain element, such as a walkway or built in patio. Be sure to choose flooring materials will support furniture and other decorating items.
Decorate the Space
When decorating your outdoor room, think of the types of activities you would like to happen there. Would you like your room to be relaxing and calm, a social space, or a mixture of both? Be sure to choose furniture that is both comfortable and durable enough to withstand outdoor use. Also, be sure to incorporate landscaping and other garden elements that will make your outdoor room lush, unique, and beautiful.
If you have been dreaming of adding space to your home, an outdoor room is the perfect option. At Rock, Stone & Sand Yard, Inc., we have the landscaping and patio materials you need to design and built the perfect outdoor room. To learn more about the inventory at our Alexandria location, call us at (571) 642-1683.
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A beautifully-landscaped yard adds curb appeal and value to your home. Getting that gorgeous yard doesn’t need to require professional help. With some simple planning, you can create your own outdoor oasis. All you need is the right plants and the right supplies. This infographic from Rock, Stone & Sand Yard, Inc., a natural stone and hardscaping supplier in Alexandria, can help make your landscaping project easier. Share this helpful advice with your family, friends, and neighbors, and let the planting begin!