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Good hardscapes act as an extension of both the home and the surrounding landscape. They exist in the space between the straight lines and symmetry of manmade architecture, and the gentle curves and free movement of the natural world. The key to maintaining this balance and keeping your hardscape from leaning too far in the... View Article

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Get Lit for Cooler Weather with a Fire Pit or Fireplace

We’re heading into fall, which means sweater weather, colorful leaves… and outdoor fire season! If you’re thinking about upgrading your outdoor space with a permanent stone fire feature, we’ve got you covered. In addition to Belgard’s wide variety of pavers that your hardscape designer can use to fabricate a custom fire feature, we offer a... View Article


Lighten Up: Integrating Lighting Into Your Hardscape Design

When you’re planning the outdoor living space of your dreams, don’t forget that a good chunk of your time enjoying it is probably going to take place after dark. Integrating lighting into your outdoor space during the design phase is the best way to ensure that your dream patio gets the full glow-up. Here are... View Article

Brighten Up Your Winter Patio with These Plants and Flowers

This time of year can be pretty bleak in many parts of the country, with cold temperatures, bare trees, and overcast skies. If the midwinter color palette of grays and whites has you feeling the blues, it might be time to winterize your landscape plan. A pop of green –or even an unexpected bloom of... View Article

Set up a Comfortable and Productive Home Office in the Great Outdoors

2020 redefined the term “office,” with many people spending the better part of the year working from kitchen counters, dining tables, folding trays, and even more random spots around their houses. If your employer, like many, has decided that work-from-home is here to stay, consider annexing an office space you might not have thought of:... View Article

Pretty Bites: Edible Gardens

With many people suddenly spending a lot more time at home, 2020 saw a resurgence of home gardening – both as a hobby, and as a means of putting fresh food on the table. But you don’t have to dig up your landscaping and plant rows of carrots and potatoes to join in – there... View Article

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Thank You for Smoking: Beginner’s Guide to Smoked Meats

Preparing the perfect smoked butt can take an afternoon to learn and a lifetime to master. We caught up with Tuffy Stone, a master meat smoker, to get his best tips and tricks for cooking like a pro. Tuffy is a world-class smoker with an amazing story—a classically trained French chef, television personality and accomplished... View Article

Chop Chop! Stylish Axes for the Discerning Homeowner

We’re fired up about the winter weather, and ready to roast our chestnuts by an open flame all season long. Keep your own home fires burning with a steady supply of freshly split hardwood – our roundup of firewood tools will have you in touch with your inner lumberjack in no time. A Wood-Handled Classic... View Article

Wonderful and Warm: 2020’s Best Fire Pit Accessories

It’s prime fire pit season! The mosquitos are gone and the temperature is perfect for spending time outside. Make sure you have everything you need for a fun and safe time with these new fire pit accessories. Butane Torch  Unless your idea of a good time is rubbing sticks together to create a spark, you’re... View Article

5 Creative Ways To Store Firewood

With colder weather right around the corner, it’s time to start stocking up on firewood for your fire pit or fireplace. When that pickup full of wood arrives at your door, do you know where you’re going to stack it? Of course, the Belgard’s Weston Stone Woodbox is a great option, but if it doesn’t... View Article