Welcome to our blog. Here you’ll find how-to’s, new product information, and tips on entertaining, landscaping and more – everything you need to get the most out of your hardscape all year long.

Petrifying Patios: Spooky Backyard Halloween Decorations


Halloween is nearly upon us! Transforming your backyard into a haven for ghosts, goblins, and ghouls is as easy as spending an afternoon crafting. Check out these eerily easy backyard decoration ideas and go from home sweet home to Nightmare on Elm Street in a couple of hours. Lawn Skeleton Everyone’s seen the funny tombstones… Read more »



Jesse Dunlap, DSD Landscaping


It’s not every day that you’re asked to complete an 8,000-square-foot job for a Major League Baseball player. September’s HARDSCAPE HERO winner Jesse Dunlap of DSD Landscaping, Inc. was asked to do exactly that, and he knocked it out of the park. “I love building relationships with clients,” says Dunlap. This project was no different…. Read more »



Leaf Me Alone: 5 Great Leaf Blowers for Fall


Fall is a magical time full of beautiful fire pit weather, holidays, and (unfortunately) piles and piles of leaves to rake up. To help you spend more time making s’mores and less time working in the yard, we compiled this list of five awesome blowers to make your leaf-wrangling efforts that much easier. Before we… Read more »



Patio Sippin’: Fireside Fall Cocktails


The fire is crackling, you’re wrapped in a comfortable blanket and the kids are asleep. Make the perfect evening even better with one of these fall cocktails. Their flavors draw from the essences of the season to make fall evenings even more relaxing. Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned Spice up this classic drink with the flavors… Read more »



Eagle Bay Fire Features: Product Guide, Cleaning & Safety


An Eagle Bay fire pit or fireplace makes the perfect centerpiece for any thriving outdoor living space, extending and enhancing your outdoor entertaining season. We currently offer dozens of variations on our fire features. This helpful guide will make understanding the differences between our available options easier. Fire Pits Eagle Bay fire pits come in… Read more »



Project Feature: The Denbigh House Clubhouse for Brain Injury Survivors


The Denbigh House has been reaping the benefits of their patio and garden this summer, harvesting different vegetables that are used in communal meals. The center is a “clubhouse model program for individuals with brain injuries,” says Club House Director Jessica Dupuy. The center is designed to help individuals rehab from brain injuries, and their… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Josh Franklin, Deckscapes of Virginia, LLC.


Congrats to August’s HARDSCAPE HERO winner, Josh Franklin of Deckscapes of Virginia LLC, located in Catharpin, Virginia. Josh has been in the hardscaping industry for 6 years and is originally from Tappahannock, Virginia. When he’s not designing beautiful outdoor living spaces, he spends his time hunting and fishing. “My whole family gets together after I… Read more »



How to Create an Outdoor Room


Adding an outdoor room to your house is a great way to increase both its value and your living space. Creating an outdoor room can be as simple as installing a patio and decorating it thematically to create a distinct vibe. We’ve gathered some tips to help make designing your outdoor room a breeze. Have… Read more »



Pick Your Look: Techniseal Patio Sealants and Cleaners


Your patio or driveway will get a lot of use, and over time, it may start to show. However, our line of sealers and cleaners can keep your patio looking fresh for years to come. Techniseal makes some of the most advanced paver sealants and cleaners on the market, and we’ve created a short list… Read more »



Project Feature: Veteran Gets New Backyard


HARDSCAPE HERO Scott Prunty of Solid Structures recently completed a project with Give a Hero’s Welcome, a collaboration that Mike’s Hard Lemonade runs in partnership with Boot Campaign and local sponsors to help a veteran’s family get the backyard of their dreams. Friends and neighbors are encouraged to nominate veterans who are enduring hardship after… Read more »



Jay Ball and Stevi Brockwell-Garden Sanctuaries Landscaping & Design, LLC.


Congratulations to July’s HARDSCAPE HERO winners Jay Ball and Stevi Brockwell of Garden Sanctuaries Landscaping & Design, LLC. Jay and Stevi are a team based out of Amelia, Virginia. Jay is the team’s designer, while Stevi acts as the project manager. We recently spoke with Stevi about their winning job and Garden Sanctuaries Landscaping &… Read more »



Smoky Trend: Unique Mezcal Cocktails


It’s been made the same way for over 200 years and is the perfect way to spice up your cocktail menu. Mezcal has a smoky, distinctive flavor that comes from roasting the heart of the agave plant. This complex flavor profile can be tough to master, so we’ve gathered some easy cocktail recipes for you… Read more »



Burger Boosters: Epic Recipes to Spice Up Your Burgers


It’s halfway through summer and like most grill-friendly families, you’re probably suffering from burger burnout. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Tempt yourself with these unique and creative burger recipes. Canyon Creek Burger It’s a burger smothered in cheese, bacon, jalapenos, and a runny egg. What’s not to like? This hangover killer from food blog Iowa… Read more »



It’s Easy Being Green: Tips to Create a Sustainable Patio


HGTV just named green patios one of the top backyard design trends of 2017. If your goal is to create a beautiful outdoor living space while being environmentally conscious, we’ve got some great ideas to help you turn your patio into a sustainable, beautiful space. Get Buzzed One of the easiest things you can do… Read more »



Backyard Bliss – A New Video Series from Eagle Bay


We’re proud to present our new video series, “Backyard Bliss with PatiYogi Steve.” Acknowledging the everyday struggle to balance work and play, this series of short videos follows our confident, quirky, hopelessly optimistic hero Steve as he tries to cast aside daily distractions and find his inner calm. Even with a beautiful backyard, that can… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Austin Cutter, Cross Creek Nursery


Congratulations to June’s HARDSCAPE HERO, Austin Cutter of Cross Creek Nursery. Cutter is based out of Richmond, and he has 15 years of experience in the hardscape industry. Cross Creek Nursery is a full-service landscaping firm offering services in everything except tree removal and irrigation. The coolest part? Cross Creek Nursery runs a 28-acre nursery… Read more »



Thank You for Smoking: Beginner’s Guide to Smoked Meats


Preparing the perfect smoked butt can take an afternoon to learn and a lifetime to master. We caught up with Tuffy Stone, a master meat smoker, to get his best tips and tricks for cooking like a pro. Tuffy is a world-class smoker with an amazing story—a classically trained French chef, television personality and accomplished… Read more »



High-Tech Gadgets for the Pool


Take your aquatic shenanigans to a new level with these amazing high-tech pool toys. They’re perfect for entertaining the kids or for adult swim. Power up and take a dive! Submergency The Submergency dive toy is an awesome way to help your kids burn off some energy and keep people hopping in and out of… Read more »



Introducing GroundWork from Eagle Bay


At Eagle Bay, we pride ourselves on being easy to do business with. We understand that shopping for pavers and learning about hardscapes can be daunting. To make it easier, we developed an educational video series called GroundWork. GroundWork is designed to help our customers, dealers, and contractors quickly and easily learn about the products… Read more »