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Flavorfall: Grow Your Own Teas and Herbs

With fall approaching, consider adding some dimension to your garden this summer by incorporating a tea shrub. Tea shrubs are fairly easy to maintain, and one plant (camellia sinensis) can be used to make green, oolong and black teas.   Typically, tea shrubs are hardy Zone 8 plants. Zone 8 includes the Midwest and Southern… Read more »

Peek-a-Boo!: The Best DIY Halloween Décor

If the thought of preparing for Halloween gives you the chills, we’ve got just the thing to exorcise your decoration demons. From ghastly ghosts to zombie hordes, these easy DIYs will haunt your house in no time. Cheesecloth Ghosts This project is a perfect cost-effective way to decorate a large space without spending a lot… Read more »

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: How to Keep Your Soil Healthy

Healthy soil is the foundation of a lush yard, a thriving garden and a lively ecosystem. It can reduce pests, improve plant disease resistance, reduce weeds and conserve water. However, healthy soil can’t be bought. It has to be built. You may be tempted just to add purchased topsoil to existing landscaping or gardens, but… Read more »

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Summer Sweets: Cold Homemade Desserts

As sweet summer serenades you with rolling thunder and the hum of cicadas, make sure to spend some time on your patio soaking it all in and relaxing. There’s no better way to do that than with a delicious and cold treat to enjoy. Here are a few recipes for easy frozen treats to make… Read more »

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Flavorful Fourth: Delicious Seafood Recipes for Independence Day

Your Independence Day barbecue may look a little different this year, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t still cook up some delicious food for your family to enjoy. We’ve got great recipes for hamburgers and hotdogs on our blog – but, this year, try shaking things up with some tantalizing grilled seafood recipes. Seafood… Read more »

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Headspace: How to Create Your Own Outdoor Yoga Studio

Practicing physical distancing doesn’t mean giving up everything you love. While you probably aren’t able to attend a yoga class, you can still take time for yourself at home. It’s easy to transform part of your outdoor kitchen or living room into a tranquil personal yoga studio. Pick a Place Start by choosing a flat… Read more »

Hands On: How to Make DIY Bird Feeders

As we embrace the challenges of physical distancing in a COVID-19 world, having a beautiful backyard to spend time in has become even more important. Attracting wildlife to your outdoor living space can help bolster your mood, improve your local ecosystem and bring an energizing and exciting element to your backyard. Who doesn’t love waking… Read more »

Brighten Up: Functional & Beautiful Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting will transform your entire patio space. It can add depth to your yard and accentuate certain features, and it’s essential for safety around stairs or pools. We rounded up some of the best new lighting options for 2020 and talked to some of our HARDSCAPE HEROES to help you make an educated decision… 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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »