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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 »

Gleeful Garden: DIY Backyard Games

Photo source: PXhere.com  Summertime is quickly approaching and your family is probably itching to get outside and have some fun. Adding games to your patio is a great way to keep your guests and kids entertained for hours. Get your outdoor living space into game mode with these easy-to-assemble backyard games. Checkmate Chill Out Photo… Read more »

HARDSCAPE HERO: Zach Brown, Denison Landscaping

Even a HARDSCAPE HERO project can start with nothing more than the luck of the draw. This month’s winning project, created by Zach Brown of Denison Landscaping, evolved from a chance meeting and the perfect sales pitch. “During the slower seasons, I’ll often drive around and try to connect with contractors and homeowners in person…. Read more »

Hardscapes for Easy Living Vol. 11

We’re proud to announce the release of Hardscapes for Easy Living Vol. 11! Our new catalog is packed with new information, including a feature on the 2017 HARDSCAPE HERO of the YEAR’s winning project and helpful product guides.   Download the 2018 catalog or order your free copy today.   The free catalog includes detailed… Read more »