Mulch and Decorative Gravel
- Monday, 26 March 2018 20:39
Whether your next big project involves a specific space like a walkway, driveway, patio or an aesthetically appealing place like a flower bed or your backyard landscaping, including decorative gravel and mulch will help draw attention to the precise detail and the beauty of your outdoor living atmosphere. Riverbend Rock and Mulch has stone available in wide variety colors, textures, sizes and shapes. Our ability to offer delivery is just one of the reasons we are set apart from the rest. You are welcome to come to our shop to view our displays and pick out the color and style of mulch and decorative gravel you are interested in. If you have any questions our professional staff is here to help! We can help you choose a decorative gravel or mulch that best suits the look and feel of the exterior of your home. We will then load your truck or trailer up with a bucket that you can take home same day! If you do not have a truck or trailer, don’t worry! We will make plans to get it delivered to you.
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Lets Get You The Facts!
– In 2017 at least 117.6 million people did some sort of gardening or landscaping. – That’s a lot of people!
– When planting seedlings and sensitive plants, mulch is a crucial part in keeping moisture in the soil. Plus, it gives off great aesthetics too.
– There are TONS of benefits when using mulch or decorative gravel to bring new life to your yard.
– We offer a wide variety of colors that can help create a very dynamic and inviting landscape.
– River Bend Rock and Mulch offers various sizes and shapes of gravel.
– Using decorative gravel or mulch in place of a flower bed can reduce your yard maintenance greatly.
Click HERE to get an estimate on mulch, gravels and bulk products for delivery or pickup.
Fire Pit Bonanza
- Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:31
Looking for something the whole family can enjoy this fall and actually make everyone want to get out of the house? Then you need a fire pit!
We love outdoor fall festivals as much as the next guys (may we suggest this weekend’s Louisburg Cider Mill Ciderfest), but the place where you are honestly spending most of your time, or at least where most people regularly relax, is at home. A fire pit in the backyard is the perfect feature to make going outside fun and relaxing, perfect for a social gather, some couples time together or some time alone enjoying the fall colors.
What’s really cool about the fire pits we sell, for example, are that they are designed to be semi-permanent installations, yet they’re really very easy to install – certainly no more complicated than the movable fire pits you have to assemble from the hardware store. You don’t need to hire a contractor to put one in if you don’t want to. And since we deliver them, we can drop them off right at your house. Just select the style you want and the color, and then give us a call!
These stone fire pits will last and last compared to the hardware store variety, and require very little maintenance. We also recommend the grates for the tops of our fire pits that allow you to actually grill foods over the them (that’s why we call them barbecue pits), giving you more versatility to use the pit year round.
Head over to our products page and visit the barbecue / fire pit section to see the styles we have in stock and the options you can choose for each. We have something that will work for almost any hardscape arrangement, but if you have specific questions, or would like to include a fire pit as part of a larger hardscaping project, don’t hesitate to ask!
Pavers – The New Natural Stone
- Friday, 11 August 2017 19:08
Pavers are the most common ingredient of the typical KC home’s back patio. While some homeowners prefer the look of natural stone installations instead of the classic patio paver, there is a pretty big gap between the two in terms of value.
While natural stone does feature appealing colors, interesting shapes and is often pleasant to the touch, many homeowners will find the cost of the material and installation very prohibitive. Because natural stone is a natural product, it is not designed to be easy to install or maintain – it is simply natural stone! Paver products, on the other hand, are engineered with these very considerations in mind, meaning that initial and ongoing costs are going to be less than and more predictable than natural stone.
Here are the big differences between pavers and natural stone broken down by category:
- INSTALLATION: It is far more difficult to install natural stone than pavers. Because it’s natural, there is no predictable way that the stones fit together and they have to be adhered to a flat solid surface like a concrete slab. This makes it expensive to have installed, and much more difficult to do it yourself. Pavers fit neatly and logically together, they do not need bonding and require only leveled ground. This makes installation straightforward (and less expensive) for both contractors and homeowners doing it themselves.
- AESTHETICS: This one is up to personal taste really – while there was a trend toward using natural stone because of it’s pleasing colors and feel, pavers today have closed the gap on natural stone in recent years. Pavers now come in a wide range of colors and even textures, features which are often guaranteed to last by warranty (as natural stone naturally fades over time). For those who love the aesthetic of natural, but want the longevity and savings of pavers, check out our Castello Flagstone – it’s designed to look like natural stone but it fits nicely together and offers considerable cost savings.
- MAINTENANCE: Flagstone must be sealed regularly or it will break down quickly, flaking off the top layers of the stone, fading and breaking. Flagstone is brittle, so shifts in the substrate will lead to obvious cracks in both the stone and the grout – meaning that if any maintenance has to happen beneath the natural flagstone (i.e. sewer line, cable, etc.) there is significant risk of damage. Once installed, it is very difficult to impossible to remove flagstone without causing damage, and replacing damaged flagstone can also be very difficult to impossible – once quarried there is a limited supply of any particular type of flagstone, and the kind you have may no longer be available. Even if you can find the correct stone, wear over time could mean the replacement looks totally different, and that’s if you can find a piece in the right shape. Pavers are easy to replace, can often be moved without damage, shift with the substrate if it moves, keep their color over time, and are usually produced for a very long period of time – they are overall much easier to maintain than natural stone.
Shop our selection of concrete pavers on our products page.