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5 Rock Landscaping Ideas

Need Some Ideas For Adding Rock Structures To Your Landscape? We have inspiration for you and your landscape. Thinking about adding some rock elements to your property? Check out what we have prepared for you below. Residential landscape rock product images provides by Houzz.com. It’s a new year, and you might be looking for new ways to add a little drama to your garden at home. Instead of planting new flowers, why not try creating a rock landscape? Using rocks and pebbles in your landscaping design is a great way to create unique and...

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How To Make A Rock Garden

A Guide to DIY Rock Gardens Need a little more zen in your life? With some sweat, patience and know how, you can build a little sanctuary of your own. Here’s your step by step guide to building your own rock garden. Step One: Clear the area This is pretty self explanatory, since you can’t start to build your garden until you’ve decided where to put it and primed it for planting. Remove all the brush and debris from the chosen space, using a leaf blower will save time and energy. Then, use a shovel to dig the bushes out from the roots and...

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Landscape Supplies Portland, Oregon

Landscape Supplies Portland, Oregon

Meisel Rock Products has many Portland, Oregon area rock quarries which provide sand, crushed rock, round rock, pea gravel, and crushed drainage rock for landscaping projects. Our most popular material for landscaping is sand and gravel. Many of our customers come to us for landscaping rock materials for patios, whole yard renovations, water features, and larger rocks for accent features. Landscaping Rocks Larger rocks can be used as accent pieces mixed in the landscape with plants to give a natural feel to the outdoor space. Larger sized...

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Sand and Gravel Uses

Sand and Gravel Uses

Sand and gravel is most most often used in construction. It is used to make concrete, for road construction, as construction fill, for laying foundations, horse arenas, for mixing with asphalt, and for the production of construction materials such as concrete blocks, bricks and pipes. The sand and gravel from our quarries is also used for making roofing shingles, spread on icy roads in the winter, used in water filtration and for railroad construction. Construction projects such as the ones taking place to build the new Sellwood Bridge, or MAX...

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Summertime Horse Care

Summertime Horse Care

While summer is a wonderful time of year, it can be incredibly difficult for some horses. Horses experience discomfort in extreme heat just like humans do, and it’s important to take these drastic temperature changes into account when taking care of your animals during this season. There are many severe health complications that your horse can suffer from because of excessive heat, including dehydration and stress-induced diarrhea. Both of these illnesses can lead to your horse having colic, which is probably one of the most serious...

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Horse Ownership 101

Horse Ownership 101

Everything You Need To Know About Horse Care Owning a horse is of course, a privilege and wonderful responsibility. By nature, horses make great companions and the key to a successful friendship with your animal lies in caring for it properly. If you look after this noble creature to the best of your ability, you’ll have an equine friend for life. Keep Them Active And Keep Them Company In their natural habitat, horses are designed to roam within wide open spaces with their herd. While most do become well-adjusted to living in a stable,...

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Introduction to Horse Ownership

Introduction to Horse Ownership

Nothing really compares to the experience of owning a horse. They are uniquely intelligent, compassionate and affectionate creatures. In their 25-30 year lifespan, horses will form very strong bonds with their owners, becoming a deeply loved and appreciated family member. Since horse ownership is not easy or cheap, you must make sure you are truly prepared for this long term commitment. The horse will live for a quarter of a century, and will require food, shelter and medical care for the entire duration of its life. Be sure to account for...

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What is Aggregate Rock?

What is Aggregate Rock?

Most rocks may look exactly the same to you, but some rocks are much more useful than others. Aggregate is a construction material that is typically made up of granular materials such as sand, crushed rock and gravel. It is one of the main ingredients in concrete, and is used in construction projects all over the world. At Meisel Rock Products, we take pride in being the most dependable Portland rock supply around and specialize in aggregate rock. Any hard rock can be crushed down to make aggregate, but some of the most common types of rock...

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How is Concrete Made?

How is Concrete Made?

Concrete has been around for thousands of years, and has been used to build many amazing structures throughout the world, such as the Pantheon in Rome. Concrete is the most used material in the world, and it is used to construct everything from skyscrapers to building foundations. At Meisel Rock Products, we specialize in producing Portland aggregate rock. Below, we have written a guide that shows how concrete is made using aggregate materials. A unique mixture of the two materials is what makes concrete so well-suited for construction....

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The Rocks of Oregon

The Rocks of Oregon

Igneous rock is one type of rock that is formed when magma hardens and cools deep underground or when lava hardens and cools above ground, such as in the event of an eruption. Volcanic eruptions in the Cascade Mountains formed tons of igneous rock such as basalt, granite and obsidian. Obsidian was used to make Stone Age tools and in modern times it is sometimes used to make jewelry. Metamorphic rocks are the rarest of the three rock types. Metamorphic rocks all start out as either sedimentary or igneous rocks and are changed and compacted...

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