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.

HARDSCAPE HERO of the YEAR: Wayne Long, Albemarle Walls and Pavers


On a beautiful fall night in Richmond, Virginia, Eagle Bay HARDSCAPE HEROES from across the region gathered to celebrate their accomplishments with friends and family. This year’s ceremony featured a night at the historic Carpenter Theatre, where we celebrated 2018’s HARDSCAPE HERO of the YEAR, Wayne Long of Albemarle Walls & Pavers. The day began… Read more »



Trey Watford, River Pools & Spas


Becoming a HARDSCAPE HERO is all about conscientious design, talent, and a willingness to try something new. Trey Watford, November’s HARDSCAPE HERO, took such a chance by incorporating pavers and wall materials he’d never used before into his stunning project. “There were a lot of firsts for me on this project. We used Chatham Natural… Read more »



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Get Shuckin’: Winter Oyster Roasting Tips


Winter oyster roasts are an honored, delicious southern tradition. Oysters are in their peak seasons during the winter months, making it the best time to get fresh oysters to enjoy while standing around a roaring fire with friends and enjoying a cold beer. Here are some tips to make hosting your own oyster roast a… Read more »



Wireless Wonderland: The Best Outdoor Tech for Winter


One of the great things about having a patio is the ability to get the most out of your backyard year-round. Fire features and integrated lighting are great ways to extend your outdoor entertaining season, but making sure you have the best tech will encourage you to spend more time outdoors. These nifty devices will… Read more »



October HARDSCAPE HERO: Donald Sherbeyn, Sherbeyn’s Landscape


A great patio design can help you escape the stress of life. 2016 HARDSCAPE HERO of the YEAR Donald Sherbeyn’s most recent winning project is no different. Through thoughtful design, Sherbeyn incorporated all his client’s requests while helping them escape an overgrown backyard with a battered deck. “The homeowners knew exactly what they wanted. The… Read more »



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Festive Favorites: Southern Takes on Christmas Cocktails


Holiday cheer is best served cold. We gathered up some classic Southern cocktail recipes and gave them a festive twist for the holiday season. Try out one of these tasty recipes at your next party or around the firepit on a crisp night. Holiday Milk Punch Milk punch is a Southern staple originating from New… Read more »



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Hot Food for Cold Days: Pro Tips for Grilling in the Winter


Don’t let the change in the weather hold you back from enjoying tasty grilled treats! Eagle Bay Patios make it easy to extend your outdoor entertaining season all year long. Integrated lighting and a toasty fireplace can turn your outdoor living space into a cozy entertaining area any time of year. We gathered up some… Read more »



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Décor Tips: Artificial Outdoor Christmas Trees


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Decorating your outdoor living space can seem like a big task, but using an artificial Christmas tree can make it much easier. Artificial Christmas trees act as great focal pieces for your décor, stand up to the elements, and make any space seem jolly and bright. Check… Read more »



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 »