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HARDSCAPE HERO: Kenny Oriole, Oriole Landscaping LLC


It’s true that you can’t judge a book by its cover, and in many cases, you can’t judge an outdoor living space by its surface. March’s HARDSCAPE HERO winner, Kenny Oriole of Oriole Landscaping, LLC, installed a beautiful outdoor living space after completely reshaping the homeowner’s backyard to accommodate the installation. “The space was essentially… Read more »



Plan Ahead: Your Spring Landscaping To-Do List


Take your spring cleaning one step further and follow these tips to spruce up your outdoor living space to be sure you’re summer-ready. Start with a Clean Sweep Give your managed gardens, walkways and children’s play areas a solid once-over with a rake and some trimmers. Clearing out dead plants, sticks and rubbish opens up… Read more »



Stop the Sneeze: Gardening Tips for Allergy Sufferers


These gardening tips and plants will not only beautify your landscape; they’ll keep your allergies to a minimum, letting you spend more time outside and less time sniffling and sneezing. Tips for Gardening with Allergies Use oyster shells, gravel or plants as ground cover, instead of mulch. Mulch can retain moisture, encouraging mold growth. Cut… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Ellis Wiltshire; Rock Creek Innovations


Three-time HARDSCAPE HERO winner Ellis Wiltshire of Rock Creek Innovations is no stranger to challenging projects. He is a master at enhancing landscapes, turning them into functional outdoor living spaces. With his most recent winning project, located near Lake Anna, Virginia, Wiltshire took a nearly unusable yard and transformed it into a relaxing and functional… Read more »



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Hot Iron: Easy Cast-Iron Recipes for the Grill


Add the flavor and style of cast iron to your next grill session. Cast-iron pans and skillets take longer to heat up, but they are better at retaining thermal energy and thus cook foods more evenly once they’re at temperature. These recipes bring the skillet to the grill, letting you layer deep and rich flavors… Read more »



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Bloomin’ Bulbs: The Best Bulbs To Plant For Spring Blooms


Kick off your spring with a bloom! These beautiful bulbs are hardy enough to endure the winter and even some early spring snows while bringing an immediate pop of color to your yard in early spring. Use them to create a dazzling border along a walkway or for intermittent patches of color throughout your outdoor… Read more »



Spa Day: Tips to Turn Your Outdoor Living Space into a Personal Spa


When planning your patio project, it can be helpful to divide your installation into several spaces based on function. For example, you may place your outdoor kitchen closer to the house to make more room for the pool and kids’ play area. If you’re considering an outdoor spa, these helpful tips will turn your backyard… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Lonny Arter, Denison Landscaping


Congratulations to the first HARDSCAPE HERO of 2020, Lonny Arter of Denison Landscaping! While HARDSCAPE HERO winning projects come in all shapes and sizes, it takes a unique and admirable level of skill, technical proficiency and project management to execute one of this size. “We’ve completed commercial projects that were obviously much larger than this… Read more »



Sneak Peek: Eagle Bay Contractor & Dealer Days


The 2020 Eagle Bay Contractor and Dealer Days will be taking place in February! One of our goals at Eagle Bay is to support our installers and dealers whenever possible. Our Contractor and Dealer Day events are designed to showcase new materials, new contractor resources and informational talks, like “Overcoming the Obstacles of Job Costing.”… Read more »



Livin’ on the Edge: Paver Edging Options


Planning the perfect outdoor living space involves making lots of choices. While the border of your paver patio may seem like a small detail, there are several options to consider, each with its own pros and cons. When planning your patio, consult with your Eagle Bay installer and this guide to choose the right edge… Read more »



Chatham Modern: An In-Depth Look at One of Our Newest Pavers


We recently released a new paver set, Chatham Modern, after hearing requests from contractors and homeowners for a modern styled paver. This stylish paver comes in two colors, Cheswick and Sandbridge, and it is available anywhere Eagle Bay products are sold. Here’s a quick guide to help you learn more about Chatham Modern. Chatham Modern… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Daniel Bradshaw, Appomattox River Landscapes, LLC


A HARDSCAPE HERO patio isn’t about how many features are installed, or the size of the patio; it’s about how the installation was executed. This month’s winner Daniel Bradshaw, owner of Appomattox River Landscapes, proves that intelligent design can make a huge difference in the homeowner’s day-to-day life.   “The space wasn’t really usable or… Read more »



Cold Smoke: Smoker Recipes for the Winter


Just because it’s getting cold outside doesn’t mean your smoker can’t keep it hot all winter long. These delicious recipes will have you serving up flavorful meals reminiscent of summer barbecues. Smoked Prime Rib Roast Make a statement with this beautiful culinary centerpiece. It has a strong herbal flavor and is perfect for your holiday… Read more »



Warm & Happy: Unique Winter Drinks


Eagle Bay’s installers are pros at creating unique and inviting outdoor living spaces. There’s no better way to enjoy these creations than with an equally unique (and delicious) cocktail in your hand while grilling or hanging out around the fire pit. These festive and flavorful drinks will let you stretch your bartending skills while wowing… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: James Kirtley, Groundwork Landscape


In the hands of a talented installer, Eagle Bay pavers can transform any area into a beautiful outdoor living space. November’s HARDSCAPE HERO winner, James Kirtley, transformed an unusable and hilly backyard into a graded sanctuary complete with a water feature and planter shelf. “We specialize in drainage issues. Hardscaping allows us to solve water… Read more »



5 Tips for Outdoor Kitchen Designs


Outdoor kitchens are a staple in many outdoor living space installations. They offer unbridled convenience, add style and give you more options when hosting get togethers. If you’re in the process of planning your patio, it’s wise to consider adding an outdoor kitchen. Here are some design tips to help get you started. Consider Your… Read more »



Design Review: 2020’s Upcoming Design Trends


The new year is almost here and with it comes the shifting terrain of new design trends and styles. If you’re in the process of planning an outdoor living space or want to add some new flair to your existing patio, these trends will keep you at the forefront of fashionable outdoor design. Mix It… Read more »



Smart Patio: Top Outdoor Tech for the New Year


You’ve heard about smart homes, but how about a smart patio? These nifty gadgets will propel your outdoor living space into the future. Santa Clara Indoor / Outdoor Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Speaker It’s the latest addition to the outdoor speaker world. The Santa Clara Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is the pinnacle of tech evolution. It’s stylish,… Read more »