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Planning outdoor seating? You can D-I-Y or work with our design-build group, Villa Landscapes, quoted in this article!

THINK SPRING!
We will Re-Open on Monday, March 2, 2015
8am to 5pm, Mon - Fri

Shop For Outdoor Accessories and Gifts Year-Round Online, at shop-patiotown.com.

Thank you for a great year. 
See you in the spring!

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 We have in a new shipment of slate flagstone from a quarry in Virginia, MN. This beautiful stone has a rich dark color resembling slate and is perfect for informal paths and walkways.

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Our Artificial Boulders Will Bowl You Over.

Rearrange your landscape as often as you like, with artificial boulders. These hollow, zoo-quality replicas look like the real thing but are made of tough, durable fiberglass—perfect for covering well heads and other yard obstacles.
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Rock on!  With Patio Town.

Patio Town carries more than 35 types of wall stone, flagstone, boulders and decorative rock in a variety of colors and sizes plus gravel (pea and Class 5), crushed rock and riprap. Decorative rock is considered ¾" to 3" diameter. Boulders are typically 6" – 12" diameter. You can use our handy estimating guide to see how much rock you'll need for your project.

Wall Stone & Flagstone
Wall Stone is typically 8" wide, while rock edging is typically 4" wide and is used for natural rock walls and edging around gardens, plantings and trees. Flagstone is natural rock typically used for steppers, paving stones, accents, pond borders, water features, planters, edging and other landscaping features. With a natural non-skid surface, flagstone is perfect for walkways, sidewalks, paths and trails. Irregular-shaped flagstone works well as stepping stones and accents, while cut natural stone is used for patios and as column caps.

Boulders
Large or small, landscape boulders are found naturally as fieldstone or in river beds and are quarried from below ground. Boulders can help you create landscaped water features such as artificial ponds and other interesting accents plus walls and borders. Combine large and small boulders with a flagstone path for a walkway that looks like a dry stream bed. River jacks are flatter boulders that can be used as decorative accents and borders. Artificial boulders, with a hollow center, are perfect for covering well heads and other yard obstacles.

Decorative Rock
Decorative rock is a maintenance-free ground cover or rock mulch used for planting beds, gardens, borders, decorative accents and other areas in your yard. It also helps to retain moisture and prevent weeds, like natural mulch. Size typically runs from ¾" up to 3" diameter. Typically you'll want rock ground cover to be double the diameter of the rock, covering an area with a layer 3" to 6" thick.

Stepping Stones & Stairs
Paths, stairs, landings and walkways can be created with natural stone, flagstone, exposed aggregate patio blocks and pre-cast concrete blocks. Natural stone steps are a stunning solution for stairs within your yard. They also work well within other hardscapes, such as leading up to a patio.

For more info, watch Andrew Swartwood from our Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove store talk more about natural stone on YouTube.

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Summer is here, but there’s still time to install the patio of your dreams.

Concrete pavers, natural stone, retaining walls, permeable pavers — which materials are right for your project?
The professionals at Patio Town can answer your questions, help you plan your project, and show you how to install patios and retaining walls at our free Saturday seminars — or offer complete design and installation services through our design-and-build group, Villa Landscapes.

If hardscaping seems like a new world to you, here are some general terms to know:

Segmental retaining walls – Segmental retaining walls are used without mortar and rely on weight for stability, making them easy to install yourself with the right know-how. Patio Town carries VERSA-LOK® retaining wall systems, which give you unlimited design freedom. With a Standard unit, you can create columns, curves, corners and steps plus freestanding and retaining walls without the need for special units. Numerous colors and weathered texture options add versatility in design.

Plantable wall blocks – One of the newest trends is the plantable wall. A plantable core in a retaining wall block gives you the ability to create “green” or “living” walls. Patio Town carries VERSA-Green plantable walls that give a retaining wall the lush beauty of a hanging garden. 

Concrete pavers – More durable and affordable than bricks, which are made of clay, concrete pavers come in a variety of shapes and colors. Pavers are used in patios, driveways, walkways, as accents set in and around poured concrete and more. Patio Town carries shapes such as Brickstone, Cobblestone, Circlestone and Slatestone with some in weathered textures and all in a variety of colors.

Permeable pavers – Stormwater control is a growing concern, and permeable pavers are a great solution. They allow rainwater to naturally trickle down into the ground. You won’t have standing water, and rainwater won’t be diverted to stormwater drains and end up in a river or elsewhere. Watershed districts and municipalities may offer grants or loans to property owners for projects that meet certain requirements for improving water quality, including permeable pavers.

Flagstone and other natural stone – Flagstone typically refers to quarried stone like limestone, basalt or granite that is used for pathways, stepping stones, steps and as landscape features. River rock can be used as decorative ground cover surrounding shrubbery. Boulders are typically used for walls or as a design focus. Pea gravel is used for a base for patios and walkways or drainage projects. Crushed gravel is used as a base rock, filler or a top coat for driveways and walkways.

Whatever hardscapes you select for your project, it’s going to add appeal to your home and provide lasting beauty and functionality to your outdoors!
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With so many colors, shapes, sizes and textures to pick from, natural stone is an ideal landscaping material for all kinds of applications around your home and garden.   

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IT'S SUPER SATURDAY, JUNE 8
8 am to 5 pm
At all three Patio Town locations

SAVE on landscaping supplies:
10 % off VERSA-LOK Retaining Walls & Accessories
10 % off Willow Creek Paving Stones & Accessories
10 % off Decorative Rock & Mulch
10 % off Napoleon Gourmet Grills & Garden Decor

Register to win prizes, including Valleyfair tickets, Twins tickets, and Patio Town gift certificates.

Free retaining wall and paver installation seminars

Consult with a professional landscape designer from Villa Landscapes.

IN-STORE APPEARANCE:
Meet Tenna B from KFAN at our Burnsville store, 10am to noon

It all happens this Saturday, June 8, at all Patio Town locations!

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FREE DELIVERY SALE!  
 Don't forget about our FREE DELIVERY SALE now through Memorial Day. Purchase four pallets or more of retaining walls, pavers or flagstone, and we'll deliver the goods in the seven-county metro area for FREE on all orders placed by May 27! 

Meet Mike "Muss" Mussman this Saturday, May 25 from the Morning Crew on Minnesota's Country Station K102, Noon - 2 p.m. at our Oakdale location.
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Survey Identifies Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2013

American homeowners increasingly are drawn to adding outdoor rooms for entertaining and recreation on their properties, according to the 2013 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

The survey identified these six most popular outdoor living features:
•    Fire pits/fireplace
•    Grills
•    Seating/dining areas
•    Lighting
•    Installed seating (benches, seat walls, ledges, steps, boulders)
•    Weatherized outdoor furniture
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