Spring Landscaping 2018 In Austin Texas

Spring is back and that means landscaping season is in full bloom here at the Rock N Dirt Yard.  We have greatly expanded our landscape product line over the years and so we are poised to offer Central Texas great value on our fine materials.  Whether by the bulk or by the bag, Rock N Dirt Yard has everything you need to have a yard that will be a head turner.  Our years of experience combined with our friendly South Austin demeanor make us a good resource to discuss any sort of details or questions you might have with your landscaping project.  Our delivery prices are low with a rapid turnaround time.  Rock N Dirt Yard has everything the Austin landscaper needs and we are happy to deliver.

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Metal Edging Special At Rock N Dirt Yard

Buy nine metal edge dividers and get your tenth for free.  Thanks a bunch!

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Buying Single Stones By The Pound

Here at Rock N Dirt Yard we sell patio stone mostly in bulk, but for some projects you might only need a specific rock or two so you should know that we also sell by the pound. So let’s say you only needed one stone for a specific area or need, you can come in and pick out the right patio stone in all kinds of different colors to suit your needs. These patio stones go for .25 cents/pound and are a great way to fill your specific rock needs even if they are very small. Please give us a call or contact us through the website if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks a bunch!

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Dwarf Rye Seed Available Here

Dwarf Rye Seed is a great way to fill in your Texas yard in spots that need some help.  This time of year is great to seed your lawn and get it growing strong before it gets hot.  Seed and water and you will be on your way to a fuller lawn.  Give us a call if you have any questions.  Thanks!

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Waterwise Austin Rebates

Take advantage of all the Waterwise rebates offered by the city of Austin at the Rock N Dirt Yard

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Customers of Austin Water or a qualifying water provider can receive rebates and incentives by taking steps to conserve water.

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Where To Buy Dillo Dirt In Austin

Rock N Dirt Yard has been selling Dillo Dirt in Austin, Texas since we opened. You can pick it up at our dirt yard or you can have it delivered right to your home.

“Dillo Dirt™” is a compost made by the City of Austin since 1989. If you know Austin, you will not be surprised to learn that it was the first program of it’s kind in the state and one of the oldest in the nation.

All yard trimmings collected curbside across the City as well as some of our treated sewage sludge are combined and composted to create Dillo Dirt™. The heat generated in composting (130 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit) is sufficient to virtually eliminate human and plant pathogens. After active composting for over a month, our compost is “cured” for several months, then screened to produce finished Dillo Dirt™.

Dillo Dirt™ easily meets all Texas and EPA requirements for “unrestricted” use, which even includes vegetable gardens, if you desire. Like many other composts, Dillo Dirt™ has many benefits to the soil and plants. Composts add to the organic matter in the soil, reducing watering. Organic matter feeds the microbes in the soil, making a more healthy environment. Dillo Dirt™ is made from totally recycled materials, and this recycling is less expensive to citizens than landfilling these materials.

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Austin Landscape Materials Supply

It is Spring in Austin and it is time to get down to business on landscaping your yard.  Rock N Dirt Yard will save you time and money on all your landscape materials.  We have a huge supply of dirt, rocks, and grass combined with the lowest delivery prices in Austin.  Our staff is extremely knowledgeable and loves to help with any questions or concerns you have about your specific project.  We are longtime South Austin people who take pride in our work.  Each day we help Austin become more and more beautiful.  We want to be your landscape supply depot.

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Austin Patio Stone

Rock N Dirt Yard has a new great sale on a variety of our patio stone.  Aztec, Rainbow, and Coffee patio stone are a great choice for utility and decoration.  This stuff looks great and at the lower price we hope that you will find great value in this stone.  One ton of stone covers 80 square feet.  Give us a call or come by if you would like to know more.  Thanks a ton!

 

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Decomposed Granite Basic Information

 

What is decomposed granite?

Decomposed granite is like gravel, but finer and generally more stable.  It’s formed from the natural weathering and erosion of solid granite, a tough, hard, igneous rock. The DG sold as landscaping material is typically composed of fine 3/8-inch (or smaller) particles; some may be no bigger than a grain of sand. Colors vary, from buff to brown, and include various shades of gray, black, red, and green.

What are the types of decomposed granite?

Although there are at least 30 colors and varying degrees of particle sizes, decomposed granite basically comes in three forms: natural, stabilized, and resin-coated:

  • Natural DG is used as a mulch material and can be spread around trees and garden beds much like wood mulch. It will continue to weather after it is put in place and provides nutrients to surrounding soil and plants.  It lasts longer than most other mulch materials and will not attract pests.
  • For a path or patio, DG with stabilizers (which serve as a binder) is the best solution. Stabilized DG is often added on top of another gravel material, tamped down, then left with a thin loose layer on top.
  • DG with resin for driveways has a similar surface to asphalt, but has a more natural look and is permeable.

 

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What are the best ways to use decomposed granite?

While DG is most commonly used for paths, driveways, garden trails, and as a xeriscape ground cover, it can also be used to create smooth visual transitions between formal garden and wilderness. One of its advantages is that it breaks down, so any DG that migrates into lawn or planting beds does not cause problems the way gravel does. Lining a path or patio with a black metal strip (which will disappear if buried low enough) will help keep it in place.

One caveat: Make sure not to install the material too close to a house or building. It does stick to shoes, and will scratch floors. This can be avoided by separating the DG from the home with a few feet of other surface materials, plus a door mat.

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How much does decomposed granite cost?

The raw material costs $35/yard. The cost to have a contractor install a path or patio is approximately $4-$6 per square foot, depending on conditions and whether stabilizers are added. If you do it yourself, the cost will be about half that amount.

For a resin-coated DG driveway, which has a surface much like asphalt (but is permeable), the cost is higher. A local driveway installer is the best source for cost information.

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Decomposed Granite Recap:

  • Has some of the advantages of gravel–the crunchy sound, the softened look, the permeability–without some of the disadvantages: it remains firm underfoot.
  • As it starts to weather and erode, it’s simple to add more.
  • Soft, natural appearance.
  • Can be used to smooth transitions between garden and wilderness.
  • Provides good drainage.
  • Excellent mulch material.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Sticks to shoes–different surface materials are needed near house, plus a doormat, to keep material out of house (will scratch floors)
  • Good solution under large trees where grass won’t grow.
  • Keeps dust down.
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