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.

Wayne Long, Albemarle Walls & Pavers


Creativity is key when it comes to creating the perfect patio. Wayne Long, president of Albemarle Walls & Pavers, demonstrated how pushing the boundaries of color, style, design, and function can lead to award-winning results. From installing a false wall to support a custom-built chimney to using three different colors of the same Eagle Bay… Read more »



5 Delicious Smoked Drinks That You Can Make at Home


Adding a smoky infusion to your cocktail is an easy way to impress your guests with your bartending skills and tantalize taste buds. Smoked cocktails acquire the flavor of whatever they’re smoked with and can be prepared using woods like hickory, maple and applewood or with your favorite cigar or tea leaves. Ready to smoke?… Read more »



Muck Management: Your Outdoor Mudroom


Fall brings us beautiful leaves, fire pit sessions and delicious seasonal drinks. It also brings rain, mud and muck. If you’re spending time outside wandering the pumpkin patch, apple picking or just enjoying the crisp fall air, you may be struggling with ways to help keep the outdoors, well, outdoors. Creating a transitional space like… Read more »



Spooky Snacks: Create Your Own Grilled Halloween Feast


From ghouls and gremlins to spooks and scares, the one thing that shouldn’t be scary is your Halloween snacks. Create a spooktacular Halloween feast with these tasty grilled snacks, and then gather around your fire pit to tell ghost stories and enjoy time with friends and family. Grilled Bat Wings This twist on chicken wings… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Ken Osterhus, Osterhus Outdoors


As president of Osterhus Outdoors, Ken Osterhus constantly asks his employees, “How is this project going to look 50 years from now?” Their answer: “As good as the day it was installed.” The latest winning project from these two-time HARDSCAPE HERO winners is a perfect example of the kind of thoroughness Osterhus Outdoors puts into… Read more »



Do Your Research: Tools from Eagle Bay to Make Getting a Patio Easier


We want planning and installing your outdoor living space to be a stress-free experience, so we’re always developing new ways to make it even easier. Here’s a roundup of our best tools created to help you get the patio of your dreams. GroundWork GroundWork is an educational video series designed to help you understand the… Read more »



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Plant Power: Eagle Bay’s Summer Garden


Manufacturing quality pavers is hard work. Our plant runs 24/7 to make sure we keep up with demand and produce quality pavers. A few years ago, Mark Waldron, Eagle Bay Lab Manager, got the idea to test the capabilities of our pavers by building a few planter gardens near the entrance of the plant. “We… Read more »



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Jeff Gray, Outdoor Visions by Jeff Gray


The crew at Outdoor Visions by Jeff Gray knew that it was going to be a good year after founder Jeff Gray was named 2017 Eagle Bay HARDSCAPE HERO of the Year. In fact, this July they clinched their second HARDSCAPE HERO title. “It was a great honor to be recognized as HARDSCAPE HERO of… Read more »



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New Product Alert: Eagle Bay Water Feature Kit


We’re always looking for new ways to help you “live easy” and there’s nothing more relaxing than the gentle sounds of rippling water. Our new Eagle Bay Water Feature Kit is an easily installed addition to an existing patio or a great add-on for your future project. The kit features a self-contained water basin, reservoir… Read more »



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Rosé All Day: 5 Easy Sipping Rosés for Your Next Gathering


Rosés are versatile, flavorful wines suitable for almost any occasion. According to The Manual, rosés were also among some of the first wines ever made. Rosés are light in body and served chilled, making them perfect for cookouts or hanging out around your fire pit. We found five delicious wines to try before your next… Read more »



Pro Tip: Midsummer To-Do’s


Now that summer’s settled in and everything’s in bloom, your yard may be taking up a little more time on the weekend than you want it to. To help, we put together a list of softscape and hardscape chores to keep your outdoor living space looking its best. Plant Perfection Caring for your yard properly… Read more »



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Andrew Cutright, Greensward LLC


Professional design can make all the difference when planning an outdoor living space. When Andrew Cutright and his team at Greensward LLC were challenged on their newest project due to the tight space available for installation and material delivery, they knew exactly how to proceed. “We specialize in complete outdoor living spaces. We can plan… Read more »



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Patio Puffing: 5 Great Cigars to Enjoy on Your Patio


For some, there’s nothing more relaxing than spending a couple of hours puffing away on a nice cigar outdoors. We gathered up five of the best cigars on the market, from mild beginner-friendly sticks to robust dark smokes, so you can find your flavor. Cigars for Beginners Knowing what makes a quality cigar can be… Read more »



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Ingenious Hacks to Take Your Grill Game to the Next Level


It’s the most wonderful time of the year: grilling season! Give your skills a refresh with these helpful hacks, and bring a little extra fire to the table the next time you cook out. Hot Water Test Did you know that you can measure the propane level in your tank with hot water? No one… Read more »



PERGOLA POWER: CUSTOMIZABLE DESIGN ELEMENTS FIT FOR ANY PATIO


Pergolas are a great way to provide shade for an outdoor room and provide an aesthetic anchor for your outdoor living space. They’re easily customizable and can be shaped to fit almost any area. Whether you’re planning a new patio or wanting to modify an existing one, the basic design principles for a pergola are… Read more »



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Jerry Heath, Heath Landscaping


On huge jobs, it’s easy to lose track of the details. But, with longtime clients, the little things matter most. Jerry Heath of Heath Landscaping is a pro at making sure everything is just right. Heath has been in the landscaping industry for 20 years and has been working with hardscapes for the past 15…. Read more »



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Grill Check: The Best of 2018


Summer and grilling go together like burgers and buns. We did some digging and found the best new grills on the market. Whether you’re a charcoal traditionalist or a propane master, these grills will make you want to cook out all summer long. Charcoal Grills Charcoal grills are great for smoking meats, and they add… Read more »



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Backyard Refresh: Your Guide to Outdoor Showers


Outdoor showers are something you didn’t know you needed until you experience one for the first time. Whether you’re rinsing off after spending a long day in the garden or the pool or you’re just hosing down the kids, they’re a convenient addition to any well-designed outdoor living space. The best part? They come in… Read more »