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Andrew Cutright, Greensward LLC


Professional design can make all the difference when planning an outdoor living space. When Andrew Cutright and his team at Greensward LLC were challenged on their newest project due to the tight space available for installation and material delivery, they knew exactly how to proceed. “We specialize in complete outdoor living spaces. We can plan… Read more »



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Patio Puffing: 5 Great Cigars to Enjoy on Your Patio


For some, there’s nothing more relaxing than spending a couple of hours puffing away on a nice cigar outdoors. We gathered up five of the best cigars on the market, from mild beginner-friendly sticks to robust dark smokes, so you can find your flavor. Cigars for Beginners Knowing what makes a quality cigar can be… Read more »



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Ingenious Hacks to Take Your Grill Game to the Next Level


It’s the most wonderful time of the year: grilling season! Give your skills a refresh with these helpful hacks, and bring a little extra fire to the table the next time you cook out. Hot Water Test Did you know that you can measure the propane level in your tank with hot water? No one… Read more »



PERGOLA POWER: CUSTOMIZABLE DESIGN ELEMENTS FIT FOR ANY PATIO


Pergolas are a great way to provide shade for an outdoor room and provide an aesthetic anchor for your outdoor living space. They’re easily customizable and can be shaped to fit almost any area. Whether you’re planning a new patio or wanting to modify an existing one, the basic design principles for a pergola are… Read more »



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Jerry Heath, Heath Landscaping


On huge jobs, it’s easy to lose track of the details. But, with longtime clients, the little things matter most. Jerry Heath of Heath Landscaping is a pro at making sure everything is just right. Heath has been in the landscaping industry for 20 years and has been working with hardscapes for the past 15…. Read more »



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Grill Check: The Best of 2018


Summer and grilling go together like burgers and buns. We did some digging and found the best new grills on the market. Whether you’re a charcoal traditionalist or a propane master, these grills will make you want to cook out all summer long. Charcoal Grills Charcoal grills are great for smoking meats, and they add… Read more »



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Backyard Refresh: Your Guide to Outdoor Showers


Outdoor showers are something you didn’t know you needed until you experience one for the first time. Whether you’re rinsing off after spending a long day in the garden or the pool or you’re just hosing down the kids, they’re a convenient addition to any well-designed outdoor living space. The best part? They come in… Read more »



David Durning, Landscape Solutions of Virginia


Every job is different, but for April’s winner, David Durning of Landscape Solutions of VA,  perseverance was the necessary secret ingredient to become our new HARDSCAPE HERO. Durning is a three-time HARDSCAPE HERO, and his latest winning project took ingenuity, attention to detail, and more than a little gumption to complete. The winning project started… Read more »



Creativity in Bloom: Easy Spring Crafts


Spring is a time of renewal and increased energy. You may find that your kids have more energy than they know what to do with. Get their hands and brains moving with some spring crafts. Here are five easy ways to get started. Build Your Own Butterfly Butterflies are a symbol of spring, but you… Read more »



BackYARRRRRd Meals: Seafood Recipes for Your Patio a Pirate Would Love


The weather’s warming up, and you’re probably starting to plan some cookouts with friends and family. Serving seafood at your next event is a great way rock everyone’s palette and give you a break from chicken and steak. Here are a few delicious, easy-to-make and delicious outdoor seafood recipes that’ll keep your crew happy. Scallop,… Read more »



Chris Johannsen, Commonwealth Curb Appeal


Becoming a HARDSCAPE HERO is an impressive feat. With hundreds of contractors from around the region submitting, being selected is an honor. Winning projects are selected because of their attention to detail, creativity, and ingenuity. This month, we are pleased to award Commonwealth Curb Appeal their fourth HARDSCAPE HERO award. Chris Johannsen wears many hats… Read more »



GroundWork: Choosing a Contractor


Choosing a contractor is one of the most important parts of planning your hardscape project. At Eagle Bay, our mission is to make your experience as simple as possible. Therefore, we created a GroundWork video designed to make choosing a contractor as easy and stress-free as possible. In this video, you’ll learn: What questions to… Read more »



Perfect Pavers: 2018’s Trends for Outdoor Living Spaces


Patio season is heating up, and you’re probably brainstorming the best way to design your patio. Of course, a paver patio is an ideal foundation for any outdoor living space, but choosing the right décor will take it to the next level. Check out 2018’s biggest patio trends below! So Hot Right Now Over the… Read more »



Merry Madness: Celebrate Your Bracket with A Regional Bloody Mary


Photo: Google Image Royalty Free Bloody Marys are commonly viewed as brunch drinks, reserved only for weekend mornings, but in recent years, they’ve become a statement piece for many bartenders. Popular at bars across the country, each recipe reflects the flavors of the region. “What makes Bloody Marys great is that everyone has their own… Read more »



2018 Eagle Bay Contractor/Dealer Day Recap


Last week, the team at Eagle Bay welcomed over 120 Contractors and Dealers from the Mid-Atlantic region, who were taking part in our Contractor and Dealer Day events. The two-day seminar included presentations from Aaron Phifer of Techniseal and Chris Ebbesen from Anchor Wall Systems along with new product announcements and a program from Greg… Read more »



Clinton Ferris, Ferris Landscaping


February’s HARDSCAPE HERO winner, Clinton Ferris of Ferris Landscaping, had his work cut out for him when an existing client asked him to do a complete renovation of their patio. Designing from a blank slate is one thing, but it can be tough to design around existing installations such as pools and old patios. “The… Read more »



GroundWork: Softscapes vs. Hardscapes


When you start planning your outdoor living space, understanding all the elements involved can make the decision-making process easier. Hardscapes and softscapes are the two main features in most landscape designs. They’re complete opposites, but they often work together to create an integrated design. Softscapes When used in conjunction with hardscape elements, softscapes can add… Read more »



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 »