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Patio Trend: Edibles to the Front

Along with integrated seating and fire features, edible landscaping is one of the hottest trends in outdoor design. In fact, the National Gardening Association recently reported that one in three households were already growing food. Edibles are not only beautiful, they also double as a fresh, organic source of flavor and nutrients for your family…. Read more »

Gleeful Garden: DIY Backyard Games

Photo source: PXhere.com  Summertime is quickly approaching and your family is probably itching to get outside and have some fun. Adding games to your patio is a great way to keep your guests and kids entertained for hours. Get your outdoor living space into game mode with these easy-to-assemble backyard games. Checkmate Chill Out Photo… Read more »

Easy Ways to Attract More Birds to Your Yard

Attracting more birds to your patio is as simple as making a couple of small changes to your landscape plan. Use the tips below to create an aviary right in your backyard. Water Introducing a consistent fresh water supply is the best way to start attracting birds to your yard. Consider creating a watering hole… Read more »

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Style & Comfort: The Philosophy of Good Design

The philosophy behind your décor is just as important as the design choices you make. Crafting a unique, comfortable outdoor space takes more than relying on the sum of its parts. Taking the time to think about the functions your patio serves can make the design process and, ultimately, the results even better. We did… Read more »

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New Year’s Resolution: 2018’s Paver Fitness Plan

One of the benefits of an interlocking paver system is the relatively low amount of maintenance required compared to other patio options. By developing a regular maintenance routine, you can extend the life of your pavers and reduce the effects of weathering and wear. These helpful tips will keep your patio ship-shape all year round,… Read more »


Deviously Delicious: 5 Great Deviled Egg Recipes

Devilled eggs are a tried and true party favorite; surprise your guests and pull out all the stops with these awesome deviled egg recipes. Pumpkin Devilled Eggs Pumpkin spice is a flavor profile that’s here to stay. Stay on trend with this simple and easy-to-make recipe from Delish. What you need: 12 large eggs 1/2… Read more »

Fall Foods: How to Store Your Summer Harvest

You worked hard all Summer to make sure your herb and vegetable gardens were thriving. Now that the season’s over, you’ve probably got a ton of fresh produce and don’t want it to go bad. Canning vegetables and preserving herbs are old skills that used to be commonplace and may seem harder than they are,… Read more »

Live Big: Making the Most of Small Spaces

Not everyone is blessed with sprawling acres of trees, waterfront property and animals frolicking in the sunlight. But that doesn’t mean you can’t maximize your space to create a beautiful outdoor living area. Of course, a paver patio makes a great foundation, but where you go from there can make even a small space seem… Read more »

Keep Growing- The Science of DIY Greenhouses

The onset of cooler temperatures doesn’t have to mean the end of harvesting fresh vegetables from your backyard. DIY greenhouses can be built for less than $500 and will give you the space and means necessary to keep your garden going all year round.  The Principles Plants need five things to survive: light, warm temperatures,… Read more »

Fall from Afar- Fall Recipes from Around the Globe

Fall’s here, and you’re probably sick of eating pumpkin spice everything. Expand your palette with these awesome Fall recipes from around the world. Apfelpfannkuchen You may not be able to say it, but you can eat it. Apfelpfannkuchen, German apple pancakes feature seasonal, caramelized fall apples and a delicious egg base. What You Need: For… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »