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HARDSCAPE HERO: Jeff Gray, Outdoor Visions by Jeff Gray

Winning the HARDSCAPE HERO award isn’t always about submitting the biggest, most elaborate job. Three-time HARDSCAPE HERO winner, Jeff Gray of  Outdoor Visions by Jeff Gray—also winner of 2017’s HARDSCAPE HERO of the YEAR—knows that planning, creativity and research can come together to create a winning job. “The homeowners originally wanted to put in a… Read more »

5 Creative Ways To Store Firewood

With colder weather right around the corner, it’s time to start stocking up on firewood for your fire pit or fireplace. When that pickup full of wood arrives at your door, do you know where you’re going to stack it? Of course, the Eagle Bay Dublin Woodbox is a great option, but if it doesn’t… Read more »

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Terrifying Tech: Smart Home-Compatible Halloween Décor

Scare the pants off your neighbors from the comfort of your couch! These high-tech Halloween hacks will turn your house into a modern Amityville horror. From DIY tricks to contemporary decoration pieces, check out this terrifying rundown. Digital Decorating Kit This high-def display kit from Atmos FX allows you to project images of demons, ghouls… Read more »

7 Screening Plant Styles for Privacy and How to Use Them

Choosing the right plants for your outdoor living space can create seamless transitions between different areas while also offering you more privacy. Here are seven great options for your outdoor space. Evergreen Trees   For year-round coverage, there’s no better option than evergreen trees. They are capable of creating a dense privacy screen while also… Read more »

HARDSCAPE HERO: Clinton Ferris, Ferris Landscaping

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson This month’s HARDSCAPE HERO winner, Clinton Ferris of Ferris Landscaping, knows what it is to take a leap of faith, try something new, and succeed. His winning project involved taking a steep and unusable yard and… Read more »

Sun Health: The Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

It’s science! While spending time outdoors has been proven to have dramatically positive effects on your overall health, the sun has gotten a bad reputation. Of course, over-exposure can have negative consequences, but spending time in the sun, be it reading on your patio or swimming in your backyard pool, has many positive benefits as… Read more »

Keep It Buzzin’: Backyard Bee Attractants

Photo: Pixabay  Flora and fauna both benefit from the presence of bees. Bees promote cross-pollination and are a critical link in most ecosystems. Due to the decline in bee populations, it’s more difficult to attract them. Here are some tips to keep your local bee population thriving, benefitting your garden and landscape. Offer Cover Photo:… Read more »

Must-Have Wireless Gadgets for Your Outdoor Living Space

The days of jumbled cords are behind us. Now, it’s easy to get everything from speakers to lawnmowers with Bluetooth or wireless capabilities. We gathered some of the best new gadgets to help you propel your patio into the future. Braven XXL Bluetooth Speaker Photo: Manufacturer  It’s been named as one of the best Bluetooth… Read more »

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Yardinator: Rise of the Mowbots

The robot takeover has begun. It was only a matter of time before those handy little household vacuums attached spinning blades to themselves and made their way into our yards. Here’s everything you need to know about 2019’s best robotic lawn mowers. Robomow RS630 This 44-pound bot comes equipped with two blades, allowing it to… Read more »

Splish Splash: 2019s Best New Pool Gadgets

Cannonball! No pool day is complete without some fun gadgets and gizmos to kick up the fun. We gathered up the best of 2019. From ways to keep your bottled drinks cold, to the best floating speakers. Blue Wave Aqua Golf Backyard Game A day at the pool is no reason to miss time on… Read more »

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Meat Master: The No BS Guide to Grilling Steak

It’s the age-old debate: What’s the best way to cook and season a steak? We consulted experts from butchers to chefs to food scientists and got some answers on how to become a true meat master. Choosing the Steak The butcher’s case can be overwhelming. Choosing the right cut and tenderness will help determine the… Read more »

HARDSCAPE HERO: Eric Ellington, Glen Allen Grounds Management LLC

While every HARDSCAPE HERO project is unique, some take on such incredible lives of their own that their stories just have to be told. Eric Ellington’s second winning project with Glen Allen Ground Management LLC is one of those. “We were introduced to this homeowner as a referral from Eagle Bay,” says Ellington. “We knew… Read more »


Patio Sipper: Sumptuous Summer Sangrias

First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair, sangria is a refreshing punch made from any variety of fruit, wine, and liqueurs. One of the best things about sangria is the nearly limitless number of combination possibilities. Mix up a batch before your next summer happy hour using one of these tasty… Read more »

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Patriotic Patties: Creative Burgers for Your July 4th Cookout

July 4th is right around the corner. Celebrate your independence from “the ordinary” with these patriotic burger recipes. Pair them with a delicious summer sangria or home-brewed beer for a star-spangled smorgasbord. Red White and Blue Burgers It’s a July Fourth staple. This burger from Tablespoon keeps it cheesy with mozzarella and bleu cheeses, complemented… Read more »

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Brain Freeze: Make Your Own Slushies at Home

It’s HOT! Spending time outside is a great way to beat the heat on summer days, but adding a sweet, refreshing homemade slushy to the mix is a great way to take your cool factor to the max. Use this simple recipe to create the base for your homemade slushy. Of course, you could use… Read more »

HARDSCAPE HERO: Christopher Rowsey, Rowsey Brothers, LLC

At Eagle Bay Hardscapes, we pride ourselves on being easy to do business with. April’s HARDSCAPE HERO winner, Christopher Rowsey of Rowsey Brothers, LLC, has the same mission. Rowsey’s winning project took a backyard overrun by pine trees and dense thicket and turned it into a beautiful outdoor living space. “We specialize in turn-key installations,”… Read more »

GroundWork: The Eagle Bay Hardscapes Project Planning Guide

Starting your patio project can seem like a daunting task. We’ve developed several resources and tools to help make getting the outdoor living space of your dreams as easy as possible. Our GroundWork video series is designed to teach you the ins and outs of paver patios. The Eagle Bay Design Studio makes it easy… Read more »

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Big Bird: Tasty Whole Bird Grill Recipes

Spending your evenings grilling delicious food is a rite of spring, but it’s easy to get tired of the same old chicken breast, steak or burgers. From spatchcocked whole chicken to brined poussin, shake up your summer with a whole bird at the center of your table. Garlic and Herb Spatchcock Grilled Chicken Garlic and… Read more »

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Gleeful Gardening: Everything You Need to Know About Raised Bed Gardens

Raised bed gardens offer several benefits, including nutrient-dense soil, modularity and the ability to blend them with your existing outdoor living space. They dry out faster than ground soil, allowing you to plant sooner in the season, and are an excellent way to add a garden of nearly any size to your backyard. If you’re… Read more »