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Fire Pit Kits! On sale now!

Fire Pit Kits!

We make it easy for you to have your outdoor space unique and fun! With this Fire Pit Kit you only have to choose the color/ type of wall stone to enhance your yard. The rest is ready for you to install.

You get to choose from 3 wall stones:

 * West Mountain wall stone

* Lilac wall stone

 * Blue wall stone

Blue Slate
Blue Wall Stone
Sunrise Valley Blend
West Mountain
Lilac Wall Stone
Lilac Wall Stone

Along with the wall stone comes, 4 bags of Quikrete Morter mix, 1/2 Ton Screenings and an optional Ton of 2A modified (for a longer lasting sub base). This Fire Pit Kit is only $350!

Come in and choose your Fire Pit Kit now while you can still enjoy it this fall. We look forward to seeing you!

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Grass Seed and Sod

Does your yard have bare patches from all the rain runoff and erosion this winter? Maybe you threw some grass seed down late last year without a protecting cover and only half of it grew?

Your yard has beautiful shade trees, but they don’t allow sun in some parts of your yard for regular grass seed growth. These are all common problems and with a little education and a little advice they can be fixed, for a beautiful grass covered yard!

Photo Curtesy of Wikepedia
Photo Curtesy of Wikipedia

Grass comes in many varieties from bamboo and sugarcane to turf for our yards. We will cover a little about turf and the many kinds of turf grass commonly known and available for yards.

Kentucky Bluegrass – Known for its rich dark color, fine texture, and cold and stress tolerance it is ideal for medium to high maintenance applications. Plants spread laterally by a unique system of undergrounds stems or rhizomes. This knitted rhizome network holds the turf together for better performance on athletic fields and sod.

Ryegrass – Perennial Ryegrass is principally known for its quick germination and rapid establishment, giving them the ability to crowd out weeds and competitive plants. Improved turf types have dark green, fine texture that is comparable with Kentucky Bluegrass. Perennial Ryegrass is well adapted for a wide range of climates and conditions, including compacted and fairly poor soils.

Turf Type Tall Fescue – New proprietary varieties have finer leaves, darker green color, and reduced growing height. The new Tall Fescue varieties have retained their wear, shade and drought tolerant characteristics. They require less fertilizer and water compared to Kentucky Bluegrass and Ryegrass. Their deeper root system will allow Tall Fescue to stay green longer in the summer.

Fine Fescue – Another shade and drought tolerant turf grass, Fine Fescue has fine leaves and which lose less moisture in hot sunny weather. The many varieties mix well with Kentucky and Ryegrass. Ideal for hard to mow areas and steep slopes.

Other specialty yard plants –  White Clover, Crownvetch, Red Top, are all low maintenance for hard to mow areas and low wet areas.

Did you know that most grass seed is grown in Oregon? SEEDWAY®, our supplier, owns land in Oregon and grows most of their own grass seed so they have better control of the quality and purity of their seed. We provide you with the best we can offer! No middle men between the farm and your yard.

Here are the main types of grass seed we offer and where they should be used:

Pro Landscape Mixture – Quality general purpose mixture combining quick establishment, Dark green color and fine texture. Popular for new lawn and a wide range of soils.

Dura Turf Mixture – Permanent, cost effective mixture featuring quick establishment and durability, with a wide spectrum of adaptability.

Sunny Mixture – Provides a well rounded mix that blends with existing stands in full sun areas and exhibits a wide range of adaptability

Shady Mixture – Provides improved performance in areas that sun-loving varieties fail to thrive, while maintaining the texture and color of sunny area mixes.

Sun and Shade Mixture – Provides a lush green lawn adapted to most light conditions ranging from full sun to moderately shaded areas.

Summer Stress Lawn Mixture –  Performs well in full sun to partial shade providing improved tolerance to heat, drought and wear requiring less fertility and water than sunny or shade mixes.

Try-Rye Blend – designed to provide quick cover with a  wide spectrum of traits and disease tolerance.

Sod –  Don’t want to wait 1-3 weeks for your grass to grow? We have beautiful sod, that you can lay down have an instantly green and luscious yard! We provide you with a locally grown product designed to thrive in our climate, cut to order, and fresh.

 

We serve customers in and around, Coventry, Pottstown, Glenmoore, Morgantown, Birchrunville, Chester Springs, and Elverson areas

 

 

Soil or Dirt: Why is it important?

What feeds your yard and gardens naturally besides sun and rain?

Soil! Most plants need a well-balanced, well-draining, fertile soil to thrive. The top one to six inches of soil is the most vital and hold about 70% of the life of plants but what is a well-balanced soil?

Soil Layers

There are several elements necessary for a well-balanced soil and here are the most commonly known:

  • pH< – acidity and alkalinity of soil is measured by pH the ideal fertile soil range is 6.3 to 6.8
  • Calcium – balances nitrogen, neutralizes toxic materials, increases cell density.
  • Phosphorus – storage and transfer of plant energy, root development, and disease resistance.
  • Potassium – essential for photosynthesis, promotes root reserves, increases yield.
  • Nitrogen – predominant role and needed in large amounts but is usually deficient; an example is compost
  • Magnesium –  is needed with phosphorus, essential in chlorophyll (Green grass)
  • Boron – promotes increased sets of flowers, fruit, seeds, and quality; necessary for nitrogen conversion.

To know what your soil needs you can test your soil at home with a home soil test kit available at most garden centers or through seed catalogs, or you can send a sample to the PA Department of Agriculture.

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This is a list of the soils Conestoga Stone carries to balance or improve your soil.

  • Mushroom Compost – organic substances are processed into a loamy consistent homogeneous by-product. Mushroom compost is great to add to any soil mixtures for much needed nutrients.
  • Leaf Composthas many nutrients especially nitrogen; is good to put underneath your mulch as a natural fertilizer if your soil is already well-balanced.
  • Soil King – is ideal for new yards or new garden beds it has most all nutrients needed to grow beautiful vegetation the first year.
  • Premium Topsoil – is nutrient-rich with small amounts of sand for good drainage.
  • Screened Topsoil – not as nutrient-rich as premium topsoil but is more economical for large spaces and filling in holes in your yard.
  • Raw Top Soil – is usually used as a top-dressing on brand-new yards may contain small stones and has a fair amount of nutrients.
  • Raw Fill Dirt – only needed underneath top soils and top dressings; contains clay, rocks, some sand; not high in nutrients; ideal for backfilling walls and basements.

If you have your soil tested and it only needs one or two maybe three special nutrients we also carry fertilizers. Come in and talk with Kevin to see what is best for your yard and Gardens.

Mulch before those bulbs pop up!!

 

It is already March, and spring is at our door step! That means it is time to Mulch. When you look outside it is grey-brown but we all seem to forget the hurry spring is in once the days get longer and the sun shines warmly. With in a few days everything turns green, the air smells like newly turned earth, and those birds and nature are just bursting with excitement.

You may be walking around your yard and looking at your “empty” flower beds and gardens and brown grass. They won’t be empty or brown for long!

Have you ever tried mulching in June when all the plants are in full bloom? It is not fun! Lifting each flower and leaf and going around everything, is very time and energy consuming to say the least. Give your perennials and bulbs a good start by mulching before they bloom so they can grow to their full beauty and potential. Here are some tips on how to mulch effectively.

When you mulch in March you are giving your plants an encouraging blanket of warmth, and allowing them to hold and retain water. In our experience, it is so much easier to let the flowers grow up through the mulch.

 Take a look at our past News/Blog posts and be inspired with some of these ideas for your yard.

 

Come in and talk with our Manager Kevin about what you may need to create a new garden or to encourage your existing garden to be even more beautiful than ever.

 

We serve customers in and around, Coventry, Pottstown, Glenmoore, Morgantown, Birchrunville, Chester Springs, and Elverson areas.

Beautiful Christmas Trees

Beautiful Christmas Trees At Conestoga Stone

We will have a beautiful selection of Christmas Trees coming on November 23rd.  Our trees are cut fresh locally and pre-drilled for Stand Strait tree stands.cmas trees3

We have a family friendly atmosphere with a wonderful light display, along with Wreaths.

Come and pick out your perfect Holiday center piece.

 

Conestoga Stone is a landscape supply materials company serving Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County and Berks County. Delivery services available on bulk orders.

End of Season SALE! 20% OFF all mulch during November

End of Season SALE! 20% OFF all mulch during November

      Wood Chips        Playground Mulch   Aged Bark Mulch

Wood Chips   Playground Mulch    Bark Mulch

   Natural Mulch      Red Dyed Mulch     Brown Dyed Mulch

Natural Mulch   red-mulch   Brown Dyed Mulch

Black Dyed Mulch

Black Dyed Mulch

Grass Seed is also 10% OFF the month of November as well!

Grass seed

We carry multiple types of seed to accommodate any growth you may need. We have various sizes, which come from 10-pound bags to 50-pound bags. For specifications please stop in and talk to our helpful staff.

Conestoga Stone is a landscape supply materials company serving Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County and Berks County. Delivery services available on bulk orders.

*** Leaf Collection ***

Conestoga Stone will be collecting leaves the Entire month of November.

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Only leaves no brush at this time. The fee schedule is as follows:

Home owner yard bag – $3

Pick-up Truck – $30

Contractor Stake Body Truck – $55

Call us if you have any questions regarding this leaf collection at 610-656-6466

New! Beautiful Wall Stone!

Timber Ridge Wall Stone

Beautiful new color to choose from for your outdoor living space!

We just shipped in this new wall stone with its wonderful spectrum of color, from dusky grey to a warm auburn sunrise . Honestly this is now one of our favorites. Can’t you just imagine these wall stones leading up to your home being a warmth and welcoming accent?

Come to our store and take a closer look.

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Conestoga Stone serves customers in and around, Coventry, Pottstown, Glenmoore, Morgantown, Birchrunville, Chester Springs, and Elverson areas.

Why and how to use Gator Bond products.

If you’re planning to install an outdoor patio, pathway or any xeriscaping using decomposed granite, this article will outline six key reasons to use Gator Stone Bond for the project.

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Decomposed granite (or DG) is a great option for a variety of different hardscaping applications. It’s available in many different colors, provides a soft yet natural appearance, offers great drainage, and is relatively simple to install. If you’re using DG in an area that gets foot traffic, stabilizing the material is critical. Here are six benefits to using our Gator Stone Bond for your outdoor patio or pathway.

6 Reasons to use Gator Bond

How to install pathways with Gator Bond

If you have any other questions about this great product just give us a call at 610-656-6466 or stop in the store at 1101 Ridge Rd, Pottstown, Pa 19465.

October Family Fun Fest!

 

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October Family Fun Fest!!

Come out and join us for food and fun!

• Chicken BBQ 1PM

• Rock Painting

• Scarecrow Making

• Christmas Tree Raffle

• Mulch Raffle

• Cord of Firewood Raffle

• Exclusive Registered Contractor Raffle

Conestoga Stone Landscape Supply Yard

1101 Ridge Road • Pottstown, PA  19465

610-656-6466