What’s Blooming Now – July 3, 2019

  Sunflower   Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower, is a large annual form of the genus Helianthus grown as a crop for its edible oil and edible fruits. This sunflower species is also used as wild bird food, as livestock forage (as a meal or a silage plant), in some industrial applications, and as an […]


If you think you love ham now, wait until you try it on the grill. Sometimes called double-smoked ham, the already smoky flavor of a ham is enhanced beautifully when grill-roasted. Seasoned and glazed, the finished grilled ham will be a show-stopping centerpiece of your table. Additionally, you free up the oven for side dishes when you do the ham on the grill.

Picking a Countertop for your Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen enhances your ability to entertain family and friends for an outdoor dining experience. Due to the harsh elements of nature, not all countertop options are appropriate for your Outdoor Kitchen. Here are some countertop materials to consider, and some to avoid, for your outdoor kitchen. Granite Granite is considered by most to […]

Holiday Tips: Thanksgiving on an Outdoor Grill

Grilled turkey You’ve had turkey from the oven and probably from a fryer. With your fantastic Outdoor Living Space, it’s time to try turkey from the grill. Whether using gas, propane or charcoal, grilling your turkey will infuse fantastic flavor and create a unique holiday experience. Additionally, with the turkey on the grill, your oven(s) […]

Enjoy Your Richmond Patio for a Lifetime:

The Importance of Proper Build Practices Though hardscape structures can outlast us all, you have seen countless patios, walkways and walls that are falling apart after only a short time. You want a patio and outdoor space that you can enjoy for a lifetime and that will add value to your home. To ensure a […]

Hardscape Patio Ideas

Choosing a direction for a patio renovation can be difficult. This list of hardscape patio ideas will help you narrow your focus and proceed with the perfect patio. Keep reading to see the different options you have and what's best for you during your hardscape renovation. Consider How You Plan to Use It The most [...]

How to Create a Budget for your New Patio Project, Pool Project, or Backyard Renovation

Before you ask how much it costs: The biggest question most homeowners have about their patio project is, “how much will it cost?” It’s an important question, but before it can be answered, you must first ask yourself, “how do I want to use this new space?”   Most homeowners know the major structures they […]