1. The Best Uses for Sandstone

    If you’ve ever driven in the foothills along the Front Range, you’ve probably seen a quarry or two showing off the bright red stone Colorado is known for. When you get up close to Red Rocks Amphitheater’s characteristic red rocks, it becomes pretty easily apparent that the brilliantly colored stone is sandstone—a stone that is pretty much exactly what you expect: sand granules compressed i…Read More

  2. What Gives Red Sandstone Its Distinctive Color?

    If you’ve ever visited (or even seen pictures) of Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, there’s no way to miss the distinctive red rock that makes up many of Colorado’s landmarks. We even have an amphitheater and natural area called Red Rocks. To say we’re proud of our red stone is an understatement. But how does Colorado sandstone get that distinctive red? Centuries of Pressure Sandston…Read More

  3. Is Xeriscaping Right for You?

    Mowing the lawn isn’t a chore most people call “fun,” so what if you didn’t have to do as much lawnmowing anymore? What if you could make your property beautiful, elegant, and low maintenance? Xeriscaping can do that. Colorado has always been an environmentally-conscientious place, so why not take it to the next level? Save money and water with xeriscaping. If you have ever considered xeri…Read More

  4. Flagstone: A Versatile Backyard Companion

    Here at Loukonen Bros, we have been serving Colorado and the Front Range area since 1890, helping make your lawns and homes more of what you imagine it to be. We provide many types of rock that make your space more appealing and functional, but today we just wanted to talk a little more about flagstone, and why you should put it in your yard. First of all, flagstone is a great material to use to m…Read More

  5. 3 Reasons To Add Natural Stone To Your Yard

    When most people think of a beautiful yard they think of lush green grass, but we are a bit harder to please. Many people are turning their attention to landscaping and patio stones for their properties. here are our 3 reasons to add natural stone to your yard. 1) Drought Tolerance While we may not be in a drought now, it wasn’t too long ago that severe drought brought Colorado regular forest f…Read More

  6. How to Install a Flagstone Patio

    Flagstone is one of the most popular outdoor building materials in the US. Many homeowners choose flagstone because of its natural beauty, ease of use and design flexibility. From patios and walkways to planters, retaining walls and exterior facades, flagstone provides many opportunities to add a touch of natural beauty to the outside areas of your home. Flagstone is a particularly popular choice…Read More