Crushed stone in Connecticut is used for landscaping and construction, depending on the size of the stones. Smaller stones, between three-eighths of an inch and one-half an inch, look great along walkways, suppress weeds around hedges and trees, and make effective borders for flower beds. Larger ones, from three-quarters of an inch to one and one-half inches are perfect for retaining walls, steps, and backyard patios. Whole stones can be used for fireplaces and grills.
The best type of Crushed stone in Connecticut is washed native river stones. They have a smooth surface, interesting color variations, and a natural polish to them. Other sizes of stones available include six inch “River Jacks”, round rocks, large stones, and decorative rocks as well. Colored stones are also available in various sizes. Experienced suppliers of landscaping and hardscaping products, like Dunning Sand & Gravel, for example, offer many different types of stones, gravel, and mulches from which customers can choose.
In addition to eighteen different types of stones and gravel, eleven types of sand are offered, including septic sand and special sand for golf courses. Top soils are available in three varieties, and can also be custom blended to customer specifications. Mulch products, of which there are five varieties, are processed on-site from non-treated wood waste, used wood pallets, tree stumps, and recycled trees. Non-toxic dyes are used to create ebony, chocolate, and natural mulch. Hardwood brown and ruby red mulch is also available.
Highly organic compost, also processed on-site, is available to homeowners, farmers, gardeners, and landscapers. The compost is made from leaves collected by landscapers and municipalities. It is housed in raised storage spaces with special drainage and turned every few weeks. That process cuts the time needed for composting in half, meaning that compost is ready within six months to one year. The company also recycles and reclaims asphalt and concrete to make cost-effective and resilient paving material.
Recycling many materials, processing mulch and compost on-site, and using native stones, allows the company to save a lot of money and offer high-quality products at affordable pricing. The exterior of the property can look fantastic without costing a small fortune.