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.

Introducing the Brisa Freestanding Wall from Eagle Bay


The Lab at Eagle Bay has been busy creating new colors and products this Winter. We recently announced two new colors, Mocha and Potomac, and now we’re proud to announce Brisa, a new freestanding wall from Eagle Bay. The Brisa Freestanding Wall mimics the look of natural stone and is ideal for straight or curved… Read more »



The Science of Dust: The Lab at Eagle Bay


Within the heart of the churning production facility at Eagle Bay Headquarters sits a quiet room. This room is lined with test tubes of aggregate, sand, concrete and color. Drawers are stacked high with color samples of the same paver rendered over and over and over again. There’s a machine for sifting, a pool for… Read more »



ASLA Merit Award Recipient: Devil’s Backbone Brewery Basecamp


Photo by Windridge Landscaping Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Devil’s Backbone Basecamp is a sprawling facility centered on a beautiful beer garden. David Anhold of Anhold and Associates, PLC, designed the facility to fulfill the vision of Steve and Heidi Crandall, the owners. The Crandalls traveled to several European biergartens and… Read more »



Brock Environmental Center Receives Virginia ASLA Commendation


Photo by Hourigan Construction The Brock Environmental Center (BEC) located at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach, VA, is a one-of-a-kind building, completed in part thanks to SWM PAVE Permeable Pavers. What makes the BEC unique is its status as a Living Building and that it holds a LEED Platinum certification. To achieve this, the… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Mike Halliday, Bluehill Landscapes


Congratulations to December’s Hardscape Hero, Mike Halliday of Bluehill Landscapes. Mike is a previous Hardscape Hero, having won in January 2015. Mike brings 15 years of experience to hardscape projects in and around Charlottesville, VA. He loves wakeboarding and says “I take my kids and my friends any time I can and try to spend… Read more »



Pour Winter Cocktails Like The Pros


Seasonal cocktails are an excellent way to round out an evening around your fire pit, or on your patio with friends. We recently sat down with Preston Tran, bartender at the VMFA’s Amuse Restaurant, to talk about his three favorite Winter beverages. Preston’s been tending bar at Amuse for almost two years and has been bartending… Read more »



Get Out! The Best Outdoor Heaters For Your Patio


Outdoor heaters are a great way to get more usage out of your patio during the Winter months. They’re also a great addition to installing a fire pit. Outdoor heaters are generally smaller and will burn cleaner. What To Look For There are a few primary types of outdoor heaters available. When shopping, you can… Read more »



5 Tasty Recipes For Your Fire Pit


Nothing is more comforting than the smell of wood smoke and the slow crackle of a warm fire under a clear blue Winter sky. Make your Eagle Bay Fire Pit pull double duty and get some cooking done as well. These filling fire pit recipes are the perfect way to fill your stomach on a… Read more »