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HARDSCAPE HERO: Matt Scott, Ultimate Hardscapes

The ability to adapt to challenges is one of the traits that make HARDSCAPE HEROES the best in their field. When Matt Scott of Ultimate Hardscapes took on his winning project, it was his decade-plus of experience that gave him the skills and foresight he needed to create a stunning project. “I love a challenge,… Read more »

Veg Out: Five Surprisingly Delicious Vegetarian Grill Recipes

It’s cookout season! With spring in full bloom, it’s time to spend time outside with friends and neighbors around the fire pit. Below are some unique recipes to help you veg out. Grilled Eggplant, Halloumi and Pesto Burgers  Photo: VeggieBelly One great thing about vegetarian recipes is cooking with things you can’t pronounce. Halloumi is… Read more »

Tech in Bloom: Awesome New Spring Tech

Know what’s better than having an amazing outdoor living space? Having one equipped with gadgets galore. We gathered up some of the hottest new outdoor tech to turn your patio into the ultimate entertainment zone. Meater Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer Photo: Manufacturer Don’t be a chronic hood lifter. Let the Meater wireless thermometer send notifications… Read more »

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Flower Power: Floral Spring Cocktails

Flowers are being used more and more often to complement flavors in foods and cocktails while adding aesthetic beauty. Capture the sights and smells of spring in a uniquely floral cocktail with one of these clever recipes. Sakura Martini Photo: Saveur   Created by Tokyo native Kenta Goto of Bar Goto, this inventive cocktail combines… Read more »

HARDSCAPE HERO: Josh Franklin, Deckscapes of Virginia, LLC

Two-time HARDSCAPE HERO winner Josh Franklin of Deckscapes of Virginia, LLC, knows what it takes to create outdoor living spaces that include unique and interesting features while keeping functionality at the forefront of the design. His latest winning project is no exception. This complete backyard renovation included a deck, a pool, a cabana, and a… Read more »

2019 Eagle Bay Contractor/Dealer Day Recap

In mid-February, we welcomed over 200 contractors and dealers from the Mid-Atlantic region to take part in our Contractor and Dealer Day events. This year’s two-day seminar included presentations from Aaron Phifer of Techniseal, Chris Ebbessen from Anchor Wall Systems, and John F. Martin from Ogletree Deakins as well as a marketing panel featuring our… Read more »

Have a Seat: The Most Comfortable Outdoor Furniture

Spring’s right around the corner and now is the perfect time to redecorate your outdoor living space. While many patio furniture trends follow interior design trends, outdoor furniture must also seamlessly combine form and function. Use these tips and furniture picks to make shopping even easier. Design Tips Here are a few considerations and trends… Read more »

Snack Madness: Slam Dunks from the Grill

The big tournament is in full swing! These creative recipes are perfect for flexing your grilling skills and keep your guests cheering. Invite over a group your team’s super fans and get grilling. Blue Cheese Hot Wing Dip Grilled hot wings are a no-brainer for any party. They are quick, easy, and great for feeding… Read more »

Lonny Arter of Denison Landscaping

January’s winning HARDSCAPE HERO project is a testament to collaboration and the value of planning and creativity. What started as a simple backyard patio grew into a wraparound walkway and custom driveway, thanks in part to 3D renderings created with the Eagle Bay Design Studio. The story begins with two brothers building houses next to… Read more »

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Stew Crazy: Delicious Stews to Make in Your Outdoor Kitchen

Don’t let the winter chill keep you stewing inside all day. Preparing a tasty stew in your outdoor kitchen is as easy as making sure you have the right pot and ingredients on hand. Brunswick stew has long been regarded as a fall tradition, with roots dating back to the early 1800s. In the South,… Read more »

Style Watch: 2019’s Biggest Outdoor Living Trends

Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes chirping birds, warming sunshine, and blooming flowers. Maximize your time outside by creating the outdoor living space of your dreams. We’ve gathered some of the hottest outdoor living trends of 2019 to help you get some inspiration for your patio design. Textured Walls Walls are… Read more »

Warm Up: Out of the Ordinary Warming Drinks

Gathering around a crackling fire pit on a cold winter night is a tradition as old as time, and nothing mixes better with the smell of woodsmoke than time with friends and a delicious warmed cocktail in the hand. Cinnamon Tequila Hot Toddy In a twist on the classic recipe, the smoky flavors of tequila… Read more »

Chris Rupp, Dominion Pavers

Managing the logistics of a well-planned outdoor living space can be an incredible feat. Most spaces require meticulous planning to accommodate various features and associated infrastructure. December’s HARDSCAPE HERO, Chris Rupp of Dominion Pavers, is a master planner, and his winning project shows how thoroughness can result in an incredible finished project. “I spend a… Read more »

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Winter Ready: Quick Tips to Prep Your Patio for Seasonal Storms

Winter’s the perfect time to enjoy the company of friends and family around a crackling fire on your patio. Whether you’re hosting an oyster roast or grilling out, prepping your outdoor living space for the elements will ensure its longevity and maximize your comfort. Clean Sweep Using a leaf blower or broom to regularly remove… Read more »

Patio Function: Design Tips for Your Outdoor Living Space

What sets the Eagle Bay Hardscapes contractor family apart is the ability to build spaces that are aesthetically pleasing and highly functional. Whether you’re starting to plan a project yourself or working with the Eagle Bay Design Studio, these design tips will give you some inspiration as you’re thinking about how to create the outdoor… Read more »

Historic Monroe Park Renovation Features Eagle Bay Pavers

In the early fall of 2018, Richmond’s historic Monroe Park reopened after a 22-month renovation. As Richmond’s oldest public park, the space sees heavy pedestrian traffic, and the 8-acre greenspace now hosts thousands of new plants, a police substation, and sustainable, eco-friendly walkways, completed in part with Eagle Bay pavers. Leading into the beautiful new… Read more »

GroundWork: Paver Care and Maintenance

Caring for your patio, walkway, or driveway pavers is easy. A yearly cleaning and some preventative maintenance is all you need to keep your paver system looking good year-round. At Eagle Bay, our mission is to make your outdoor living experience as amazing as possible. Check out our latest GroundWork video, which teaches you the… Read more »

HARDSCAPE HERO of the YEAR: Wayne Long, Albemarle Walls and Pavers

On a beautiful fall night in Richmond, Virginia, Eagle Bay HARDSCAPE HEROES from across the region gathered to celebrate their accomplishments with friends and family. This year’s ceremony featured a night at the historic Carpenter Theatre, where we celebrated 2018’s HARDSCAPE HERO of the YEAR, Wayne Long of Albemarle Walls & Pavers. The day began… Read more »

Trey Watford, River Pools & Spas

Becoming a HARDSCAPE HERO is all about conscientious design, talent, and a willingness to try something new. Trey Watford, November’s HARDSCAPE HERO, took such a chance by incorporating pavers and wall materials he’d never used before into his stunning project. “There were a lot of firsts for me on this project. We used Chatham Natural… Read more »

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Get Shuckin’: Winter Oyster Roasting Tips

Winter oyster roasts are an honored, delicious southern tradition. Oysters are in their peak seasons during the winter months, making it the best time to get fresh oysters to enjoy while standing around a roaring fire with friends and enjoying a cold beer. Here are some tips to make hosting your own oyster roast a… Read more »