Updated: Jun 23, 2020
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What Is Bluestone? Bluestone is a common name for many different stone types around the world. In the United States, bluestone refers to a type of sandstone quarried on the East Coast with a predominantly blue to blue-gray color. It’s a popular paving material because it brings a beautiful hue to the garden and is suitable for modern as well as rustic styles.
Shenandoah Bluestone is a grayish-blue and becomes grayer as time goes on. Pennsylvania Bluestone's color depends on where it was mined and can vary from tan, rust, blue, brown, or gray.
The Pros of Bluestone in a Landscape Bluestone is durable and will last many years.
It can stand all kinds of weather and handles temperature fluctuations, so you can incorporate it into your landscape wherever you live, whether you endure snow and ice or desert heat.
Its natural earth-tone colors are gracious and attractive and complement almost any landscape. Its rough surface also means that it rarely gets slick or slippery.
Further, it's readily available and it comes from United States' quarries, so there is no overseas shipping to add to its cost, which is already somewhat high.
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