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Sun Health: The Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors


It’s science! While spending time outdoors has been proven to have dramatically positive effects on your overall health, the sun has gotten a bad reputation. Of course, over-exposure can have negative consequences, but spending time in the sun, be it reading on your patio or swimming in your backyard pool, has many positive benefits as… Read more »



Must-Have Wireless Gadgets for Your Outdoor Living Space


The days of jumbled cords are behind us. Now, it’s easy to get everything from speakers to lawnmowers with Bluetooth or wireless capabilities. We gathered some of the best new gadgets to help you propel your patio into the future. Braven XXL Bluetooth Speaker Photo: Manufacturer  It’s been named as one of the best Bluetooth… 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 »



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 »



Project Feature: The Denbigh House Clubhouse for Brain Injury Survivors


The Denbigh House has been reaping the benefits of their patio and garden this summer, harvesting different vegetables that are used in communal meals. The center is a “clubhouse model program for individuals with brain injuries,” says Club House Director Jessica Dupuy. The center is designed to help individuals rehab from brain injuries, and their… Read more »



Backyard Bliss – A New Video Series from Eagle Bay


We’re proud to present our new video series, “Backyard Bliss with PatiYogi Steve.” Acknowledging the everyday struggle to balance work and play, this series of short videos follows our confident, quirky, hopelessly optimistic hero Steve as he tries to cast aside daily distractions and find his inner calm. Even with a beautiful backyard, that can… Read more »



Brock Environmental Center Receives Virginia ASLA Commendation


Photo by Hourigan Construction The Brock Environmental Center (BEC) located at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach, VA, is a one-of-a-kind building, completed in part thanks to SWM PAVE Permeable Pavers. What makes the BEC unique is its status as a Living Building and that it holds a LEED Platinum certification. To achieve this, the… Read more »