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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 »



Quick-Start Guide for Easy Gardening


Summer’s here, and you may be kicking yourself for not getting more of a jump on your gardening. Luckily, it’s possible to plant year-round and still have bountiful harvests. Here are some quick tips to help you get your Summer garden going in no time. Raised Beds Raised beds are great for a couple of… Read more »



Backyard Water Features Beyond the Pool


Pools are awesome, but they aren’t the only way to bring water into your patio design. Water features are great ways to add even more beauty and ambiance to your backyard. Here are a few options for adding a water feature to your patio without breaking the bank. Pond in a Pot A pond in… Read more »



Poop There It Is: How to Compost in Your Backyard


Compost is great for fertilizing your garden or lawn and reduces your overall waste and environmental footprint. In fact, it can reduce your household waste by up to 30%, according to the EPA. A compost pile allows you to use naturally occurring microbes to turn organic waste and some household waste into a soil amendment… Read more »



Garden of Youth: The Benefits of Gardening with Your Kids


A simple backyard garden is a great way to get kids outdoors, teach them about how plants grow, and produce some tasty veggies. Time outdoors is beneficial for everyone, but it’s crucial for children’s development. Sarah Sinclair, owner of Oakwood House (a nature-based childcare) explains, “Gardening is a great way to introduce children to a… Read more »



How to Manage a Backyard Rain Barrel


Harvesting rainwater in your backyard offers a ton of benefits. Rain barrels cost as little as $30, and this easy home improvement is a great way to add some value to your backyard. Simply put, a rain barrel will harvest runoff from your roof or gutter system. Typically, they’re placed right against your house, with… Read more »



Grill So Good: Easy Recipes for Spring Cookouts


If you’ve been eyeing your grill for the last month, it might be time to get outside and start cooking up some tasty meals. We’ve gathered up some great recipes to get you back into the swing of things and make sure you spend more time enjoying your patio and less time stressing over what… Read more »



Sweet as Honey: The Benefits of Backyard Beekeeping


Keeping a hive of bees in your backyard may not be something that’s ever crossed your mind. If it has, it may have seemed a bit intimidating. Backyard beekeeping is actually no more difficult than maintaining a garden, and it comes with some serious benefits. Bee Basics First, bear in mind that bees can travel… Read more »



Plants With a Purpose-What to Grow This Spring


Spring planting season is almost here, and you’re probably starting to think about how to bring some color back into your yard. What you may not be thinking about is how plants can best serve your outdoor area and will help improve it year after year. These plants do more than just look good; they’ll… 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 »



Survival Guide: How to Care for Your Hardscape During Harsh Winter Months


Winter is fast approaching and for many that means cold, icy and gray days. This kind of weather can wreak havoc on paved surfaces if not cared for properly. While pavers are naturally heartier than other surfaces like stamped concrete, taking time to prepare for winter weather can save your hardscape from unnecessary wear and… Read more »



Chop Chop! Everything You Need to Split Firewood


Splitting wood is an age-old art. Luckily, technology has kept up. Make feeding your fire pit as easy as possible with these helpful techniques, tips and tools. Technique is Everything Whether it’s your first time splitting wood or a seasoned pro, boning up on proper wood-splitting technique will save you from a sore back and a… Read more »



Thanksgrilling! Take This Year’s Thanksgiving To The Grill


Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Take advantage of your full house to show off your patio and your cooking skills with these grill-ready recipes. So let’s talk turkey. The Main This grilled turkey recipe will have your guests asking for seconds. It’s guaranteed to keep your turkey plump and juicy and the cook times… Read more »



S’mores Galore; 5 Creative Recipes for a Tasty Fall Treat


Fall is here, which means you’re probably starting to spend more time around your cozy fireplace. Nothing compliments a night around the fire like making s’mores. Here are some recipes that will take your fireplace treat making to the next level. Slow Cooked Perfection Called ‘the ultimate s’more’ this slow cooked beauty is a no-mess… Read more »