Jason & I are both rockhounds. We have been since childhood. When a trip to the stone yard to obtain materials for a new patio & walkway project came up, I was in that truck! I never miss a chance to visit the stone supplier's yard. It's one of my favorite places. A paradise for rockhounds, as you're about to see.
The supply yard is huge! Stacks, bins, pallets & piles of stone are neatly organized by type & size. We were after flagstone but that didn't stop me from wandering around the yard to admire all of the beautiful stone options available.
Patios, Walkways & Retaining Walls
BLUE STONE - TUMBLED
NY FLAGSTONE - FULL COLOR
IDAHO GOLD FLAGSTONE
(Ooooh, I love those beautiful gold tones!)
FON DU LAC STEPPERS
Our supplier carries a wide variety of engineered stone products as well!
Pebbles, Chips & Boulders
Look at all the beautiful colors!
(I really had to control myself to keep from filling my pockets with these beauties!)
I love all the colors found in the small, smooth river stones (above) as well as the larger field stone (below). If you haven't guess already, when it comes to stone I'm all about the pretty colors, sparkles & flash.
This stone was stored in large bunkers and is typically sold by the ton.
Our supplier also had several small plastic bins full of mixed small boulders perfect for those looking for a handful of colorful accent stones to add to their landscaping. The greens, rose & cream tones in the mixed bin were so pretty.
My camera didn't do this stone slab justice at all. It shined so brightly it caught my attention from across the yard. It looks boring gray in the photo but it sparkled like diamonds in the sunlight.
This turquoise stone was my absolute favorite. I've been brainstorming how to incorporate some into my own gardens ever since. Despite its name, turquoise stone is not real turquoise. True turquoise & turquoise landscaping stone are both natural stone however, their chemical compositions are completely different. This turquoise landscaping stone is actually a type of quartz.
We found this clever display inside the sales office.
What a handy idea for those less familiar with landscape materials!
Stone is a versatile material that can improve the appearance & value of your property. Retaining walls, walkways, patios & steppers add beauty & function to underutilized areas. Outcroppings & boulders add interest to lackluster landscapes. Drain & pea stone can be used to improve drainage. When combined with a few well-placed small boulders, unsightly drainage areas can be transformed into aesthetically pleasing dry river beds. We've shared a few examples of our stone projects below.
If you're considering a stone project give us a call!
We work with natural & engineered stone products, pavers and brick.
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Pillywiggins prefer spending their time working in the gardens, not some stuffy office. We conduct most of our business electronically. It reduces our time in the office, it's more efficient, eco-friendly & GREEN! We can exchange project info, landscape designs, estimates, photos & videos online. Invoices are always emailed & multiple electronic payment options are accepted.
Health & Safety On The Job Site
- We're no strangers to working & living out in the boonies. We come prepared. Our vehicles are always stocked with First Aid Kits, face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, bottled water, paper towels & cleansers.
- Many of our projects (especially Spring tasks) are completed by one Pillywiggin, just one, using his own tools of trade.
- Most of our work sites are vacant this time of year. Feel free to call, text or email us with any questions or instructions. If you are home when we arrive, we will adhere to the 6' social distancing requirement.
- Our suppliers are also taking extra safety precautions. Mulch, soil & plant materials will be ordered online & paid for electronically. Materials will be delivered on site and/or loaded onto our trailers without any physical contact between ourselves & our vendors.
"Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19" available online at OSHA.gov.
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