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  • How to Create the Perfect Spring Outdoor Party

    • Created: April 27, 2017

    How to Create the Perfect Spring Outdoor Party
    With the weather warming up, it's likely that you'll be taking your household get-togethers outdoors to fully appreciate the change of seasons... Read More »


  • Celebrate Earth Day With a Cambridge Garden

    • Created: April 20, 2017

    Celebrate Earth Day With a Cambridge Garden
    Get into the spirit of Earth Day with some of these "green" ideas from Cambridge Pavingstones. Help both the environment and your yard by planting a garden in your outdoor living space this spring... Read More »


  • Ignite Springtime The Right Way

    • Created: March 15, 2017

    Ignite Springtime The Right Way
    Make good use of the warmer weather to come this spring with some outdoor grilling. Cambridge offers pre-packaged gas cooking and grilling components that come fully assembled and are just the editions your backyard needs to make full use of the warmer season... Read More »


  • Go Green in 2017, Cambridge Style

    • Created: March 13, 2017

    Go Green in 2017, Cambridge Style
    Bring March festivities to your kitchen with this seasonal snack. Your family and loved ones will be feeling lucky after eating this St. Patrick's Day dessert. Once you've got this treat in your kitchen, make your house even more green with these eco-friendly Cambridge Pavingstones with ArmorTec products... Read More »


  • Social Media: A Click-Away Resource For Outdoor Room Ideas

    • Created: February 20, 2017

    Social Media: A Click-Away Resource For Outdoor Room Ideas
    Discover the easy-chair art of choosing colors and designs to increase curb appeal, restyle outdoor spaces, and/or create an outdoor room or pool/spa area using the latest hardscaping products right from your mobile device or home computer... Read More »


  • 3 Tips Before You Transform Your Outdoor Space

    • Created: February 17, 2017

    3 Tips Before You Transform Your Outdoor Space
    The first day of spring will be here in less than a month and you still seem to be going back and forth with your husband on whether or not you should take on your backyard project. First thing you should ask each other is "what do we want to get out of our outdoor space?"... Read More »


  • DIY Valentine's Day Crafts For Kids

    • Created: February 10, 2017

    DIY Valentine's Day Crafts For Kids
    Generic printed cards are boring. Get your kids creativity running this season by inspiring them to create thoughtful crafts for their classmates. These three crafts are easy to make and fun to receive, so before you settle for the "punny" printed cards that you purchase year after year, check out these new ideas... Read More »


  • Heart Shaped Treats For Your Sweet Heart

    • Created: February 8, 2017

    Heart Shaped Treats For Your Sweet Heart
    Looking for something sweet to share with your loved ones this season? You're bound to fall for these three heart shaped treat recipes that are guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone's face... Read More »


  • Start Your New Year Off The Right Way

    • Created: January 24, 2017

    Start Your New Year Off The Right Way
    It is 2017, which means it is time to stop putting off the tasks on your to-do list. Two of the most common goals for the new year are getting in shape and renovating an outdoor living space... Read More »


  • Tips and Tricks to Brighten Your Outdoor Living Space

    • Created: January 19, 2017

    Tips and Tricks to Brighten Your Outdoor Living Space
    Looking for ways to brighten your outdoor living space all year round? Well look no further, we've got three sure-fire ways to liven things up for any occasion... Read More »


  • 3 Hot Cocoa Spiked Drinks

    • Created: January 14, 2017

    3 Hot Cocoa Spiked Drinks
    Winter is here and we know exactly what you need to keep yourself warm this season. It is cold out, but that does not mean you need to put an end to your outdoor living. Embrace the season with these hot cocoa spiked drink recipes in front of your Cambridge Pavingstones with ArmorTec fire pit or fireplace... Read More »


  • 4 DIY Projects To Tackle Before A Football Party

    • Created: December 20, 2016

    4 DIY Projects To Tackle Before A Football Party
    Its football season, which means that it's time to get crafty! Everyone loves a football themed party, but this season go above and beyond by surprising your guests with creative DIY football decor. If you're going to host a party, why not go all out?... Read More »


  • How To Take Your Winter Outdoor Get-Together To The Next Level

    • Created: December 15, 2016

    How To Take Your Winter Outdoor Get-Together To The Next Level
    Curling up in front of a fire pit with a plate of warm food on a cold winter night may be the best way to celebrate the holidays. A Cambridge Pavingstones Kitchen Kit or Fire Pit could be the perfect addition to your patio this season! Instead of doing the same indoor feast that you and your family have become accustomed to over the last few years, change it up and bring the party outside!... Read More »


  • Holiday Cocktail: Caramel Apple Martini

    • Created: December 2, 2016

    This holiday season is the perfect time to have a drink with family and friends. Create those tasty drinks outdoors by a Cambridge Fireplace or Fire Pit. This Caramel Apple Martini is an easy and tasty drink to share with family and friends!... Read More »


  • Big Ideas For A Small Backyard

    • Created: November 21, 2016

    Big Ideas For A Small Backyard
    Fear no longer if you are a homeowner with a small backyard. Having a small backyard can still allow you to host the same great events as someone with a big backyard. There are a variety of ways to trick your guest into thinking you have a bigger space than you actually do... Read More »


  • Say Goodbye To Weeds: DIY Tricks

    • Created: November 16, 2016

    Say Goodbye To Weeds: DIY Tricks
    We get it, every year you are frustrated by those annoying weeds that pop up in every crevice they can get themselves through. This Fall season is the time for you to take back your backyard with a few DIY tricks that will make weeds disappear for good... Read More »


  • 3 Tips To Get Your Lawn Winter Ready

    • Created: November 15, 2016

    3 Tips To Get Your Lawn Winter Ready
    Now that Summer 2016 has passed, we move into the cooler months which means, time to step up our Autumn maintenance game! To prepare for next spring here are a couple tips and tricks to help you winterize your lawn/garden. It is pivotal that your lawn is prepared to take on the freezing snow that will soon be covering your grass... Read More »


  • How to Create the Ultimate Fall Pizza Party

    • Created: October 18, 2016

    How to Create the Ultimate Fall Pizza Party
    Sunny days and brisk nights, Fall is the perfect time of year. What better way to celebrate the season than with a Cambridge Outdoor Pizza Oven? Cambridge Outdoor Pizza Ovens allow you to throw a party with all of your children's friends, keep a close eye on them, and avoid a mess in your home or kitchen!... Read More »


  • Pumpkin Decorating Tips Without The Mess

    • Created: October 14, 2016

    Pumpkin Decorating Tips Without The Mess
    Fall is truly the best time of year. Make cleaning up after pumpkin decorating a breeze by having this activity on your Cambridge Patio. If you drop anything on the patio, let the outdoor critters clean it up. No mess, no problem... Read More »


  • 3 Tips To Keep Your Driveway Always Looking Like New

    • Created: October 1, 2016

    3 Tips To Keep Your Driveway Always Looking Like New
    Autumn leaves may be a beautiful sight; however, they can damage your driveway and sidewalks. Leaving leaves on your driveway can result in stains or when wet, become extremely slippery. Before the rain hits, make sure to blow or rake your leaves off the driveway, walkway and sidewalk... Read More »


  • 5 Ultimate Fall Landscaping Tips

    • Created: September 15, 2016

    5 Ultimate Fall Landscaping Tips
    Fall is beginning and it's time for the leaves to start falling and the weather to get a bit cooler. Now is the perfect time to spruce up your yard and begin landscaping for the upcoming autumn months... Read More »


  • Welcome Back to School, Mom

    • Created: August 30, 2016

    Welcome Back to School, Mom
    Summer is officially over and school is just around the corner. Time to go shopping for supplies, clothes, and other essentials. However, just because summer is ending doesn't mean the fun has to end with it... Read More »


  • Tips For Outdoor Cooking With Kids

    • Created: August 18, 2016

    Tips For Outdoor Cooking With Kids
    Cooking is the perfect activity for kids. It allows them to be messy and creative, all while creating something delicious. Children can learn a critical life skill that can help them in years to come... Read More »


  • How To Have An Eco-Friendly Backyard

    • Created: August 15, 2016

    How To Have An Eco-Friendly Backyard
    With the eco-friendly mindset on the rise, there is no better place to go green than in your backyard. With the right materials and ideas, you can be on your way to helping the environment while making your backyard beautiful all at the same time... Read More »


  • How To Create A Bug-Free Backyard

    • Created: July 26, 2016

    How To Create A Bug-Free Backyard
    Summertime calls for being outside. Relaxing in your backyard is the perfect escape from your busy life. Whether you're lounging by the pool or having a backyard BBQ under the stars, spending time outside is the best way to enjoy the summer months. Summer brings many things: warmth, sun, fun, relaxation... and bugs. Mosquitoes and flies bring buzzing and biting that can disrupt your peace and quiet... Read More »


  • How To Create The Ultimate Backyard Campout

    • Created: July 19, 2016

    How To Create The Ultimate Backyard Campout
    Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. What better way to take advantage of the warm weather than to go camping? Camping can be a hassle especially with young kids. However, you don't have to leave your home to enjoy the thrill of sleeping under a tent... Read More »


  • The Perfect Summer Sangria Recipe

    • Created: July 8, 2016

    The Perfect Summer Sangria Recipe
    Summer is the perfect time to have a cold drink with friends. With a Cambridge Bar Module Kit, you can entertain guests while creating a wide variety of mixed drinks. A Cambridge Bar Module Kit comes pre-cut and pre-packaged so installation is easy and there is no cutting necessary! Add a Stainless Steel Bar Center Package to complete your home bar... Read More »


  • Ultimate Tips To Celebrating The USA On Your Patio

    • Created: June 27, 2016

    Ultimate Tips To Celebrating The USA On Your Patio
    4th of July is just around the corner and it's time to celebrate America. July 4th is a great time to gather friends and family and spend time together outside. Are you looking to throw the perfect 4th of July summer bash?... Read More »


  • No Pool? No Problem: 3 Ways To Stay Cool Without The Pool

    • Created: June 15, 2016

    How To Throw A Big Summer Bash
    With the warmer weather creeping up on us, we are all excited about getting outside and enjoying the weather. For some of us this means barbequing poolside, for others that means going to the beach. But this season, Cambridge wants to encourage you to spend more time enjoying your backyard with the family... Read More »


  • How To Throw A Big Summer Bash

    • Created: June 10, 2016

    How To Throw A Big Summer Bash
    The kiddos are home and it's time to kick of summer time. Summer means endless time spent outdoors with your loved ones. So why not throw a big summer bash to kick it all off?... Read More »


  • 3 Easy Finger Foods For Your Outdoor Feasts

    • Created: June 9, 2016

    3 Easy Finger Foods For Your Outdoor Feasts
    It's almost summer time and everyone is looking to spend as much time outdoors as possible. There's no better way to utilize the outdoors than by cooking over a hot fire pit or by making a fresh brick oven pizza right on your patio... Read More »


  • 3 Tips To Achieve Excellent Curb Appeal

    • Created: May 20, 2016

    3 Tips To Achieve Excellent Curb Appeal
    As you're driving down a residential street, suddenly a home pops out to you. From the landscaping to the pavers, this house looks immaculate. That's curb appeal. The attractiveness of your house from the street will help to increase your home's value and will make your neighbors envious of your beautiful home... Read More »


  • How To Entertain With Ease This Spring Season

    • Created: May 18, 2016

    How To Entertain With Ease This Spring Season
    From birthdays, graduations and anniversaries, to simply celebrating the warm temperatures, this season is all about celebrations. Going to all these parties are fun, hosting, however is a different story... Read More »


  • Ways To Take Entertaining Out The Back Door

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: April 5, 2016

    Ways To Take Entertaining Out The Back Door
    From cozy get-togethers to mega parties, well-appointed outdoor living rooms put the most favored amenities within reach of hosts and their guests. Don't let the perception of designing and building a stylish, fully featured outdoor living room in a single undertaking put your plans on the back burner.. Read More »


  • Spring Has Sprung, Beautiful Outdoor Decorations

    • Created: March 18, 2016

    Spring Has Sprung, Beautiful Outdoor Decorations
    Welcome spring with these beautiful outdoor decorations that will impress your neighbors! DIY Umbrella Wreath: This wreath is so quick and easy to make and is the perfect wreath to make your house more inviting in time for spring. You can really get creative with the colors!... Read More »


  • Ultimate Tips To Prep Your Backyard For Spring

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: March 7, 2016

    Ultimate Tips To Prep Your Backyard For Spring
    Here at Cambridge, we can't wait to get outside and start enjoying our backyards. We love to make the dull, dry winter go away and plant some beautiful flowers. It's finally time to start prepping your backyard for the warm weather and we can't wait to get out there with our family and friends... Read More »


  • Valentine's Day Recipes That You Will Fall In Love With

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: February 5, 2016

    Valentine's Day Recipes That You Will Fall In Love With
    Valentine's Day is around the corner and we've gathered up some delicious recipes that will be sure to get your family in the loving spirit! Whether you're spending time with family or entertaining guests, these cute recipes will put a smile on everyone's face... Read More »


  • Family Friendly New Year's Projects

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: January 12, 2016

    Family Friendly New Year's Projects
    It's the season of resolutions. Cambridge's resolution is to spend more time with their family outdoors around their fire pit. Here are some fun ideas that get the whole family involved in the resolution season... Read More »


  • Tips Guaranteed To Save You From Your Winter Worries

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: December 11, 2015

    Tips Guaranteed To Save You From Your Winter Worries
    As you prepare your yard for the winter season, there are some things that you have to give up, like all the beautiful flowers, warm temperatures, and flip-flops. But one thing you don't have to give up is outdoor living... Read More »


  • Enjoy The Holidays In Style - 4 DIY Holiday Projects

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: December 10, 2015

    Enjoy The Holidays In Style - 4 DIY Holiday Projects
    The holiday season is here and you and your family are gearing up for the busy time ahead. Many people believe the holiday season to be stressful because of all of the party and entertaining preparations. Put those worries aside! .... Read More »


  • 3 Unexpected Ways To Give Your Neighbors Backyard Envy

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: November 18, 2015

    3 Unexpected Ways To Give Your Neighbors Backyard Envy
    So, you've hit a roadblock and don't know what else to do to your backyard to give it the feel of an outdoor oasis. There are so many amenities that you can add to your backyard to get added value and dimension, but which one should you pick? These options will be sure to leave your neighbors wishing they had your backyard... Read More »


  • Mums The Word! 2 Ways To Complement Mother Nature's Fall Foliage

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: November 17, 2015

    Mums The Word! 2 Ways To Complement Mother Nature's Fall Foliage
    It's decorating time! Below are two ideas for complementing Mother Nature's fall foliage. 1. Pumpkins everywhere. Pumpkins are a total staple for outdoor decor. Here's a tip on how to extend the life of your pumpkins... Read More »


  • Extend Your Outdoor Parties Into The Fall

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: October 6, 2015

    Extend Your Outdoor Parties Into The Fall
    Most people don't plan on hosting outdoor parties in the fall and winter for the unavoidable reason of the cold weather. Adding a fire pit or fireplace to your backyard can really give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family and friends outdoors in the colder months... Read More »


  • 7 Ways to Make The Most Out of Your Small Backyard

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: September 22, 2015

    7 Ways to Make The Most Out of Your Small Backyard
    So you want an amazing outdoor living room, but don't have a ton of space in your backyard? That's okay! You can get big benefits from a not-so-big area. Here are a few ideas to get you started... Read More »


  • 4 Backyard DIYs You Need to Try

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: September 11, 2015

    4 Backyard DIYs You Need to Try
    Light Bulb Vases: Don't throw away old burnt out light bulbs. Instead, turn them upside down and use them as chic bud vases. Try hanging them from branches in your backyard or off of your pavilion or pergola to create a romantic backyard setting. Read More »


  • 8 Questions to Ask Your Contractor Before You Start Your Project

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: August 18, 2015

    8 Questions to Ask Your Contractor Before You Start Your Project
    Finding a contractor is an important part of your backyard renovation. Here are 8 questions you should ask your contractor before signing the contract: Read More »


  • Tips for Throwing this Summer's Best Backyard Bash

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: June 25, 2015

    Tips for Throwing this Summer's Best Backyard Bash
    The Fourth of July is the perfect time to throw the perfect backyard bash! Whether you're a seasoned host or a new to entertaining, there are a few things to keep in mind to help your July 4th party be the one everyone talks about for the rest of summer. Read More »


  • Patterns for success

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: October 17, 2012

    Patterns for success
    If the expression "Hindsight is always 20/20" is in any way true, then for hardscape contractors suitable planning for the season should include reflection on 2012 and processing that data into a plan of action well before the new season is upon us. As rudimentary as this may seem, an effective action plan may require only a few steps Read More »


  • In today's economy- knowledge is power from the all new educational series from Cambridge

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: August 22, 2012

    	
In today's economy- knowledge is power from the all new educational series from Cambridge
    Savvy hardscape contractors are waging war against one of the most challenging economies in quite a while with one of mankind's strongest weapons - knowledge. They are winning battles against formidable enemies such as low-ball estimates, inexperienced competitors, and rising costs of doing business with "lock and load" strategies that keep them one-step ahead. The trick is to gain as much "know-how" as one can in the most cost-efficient and timesaving way as possible. Read More »


  • Getting the most out of online resources

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: July 31, 2012

    Getting the most out of online resources
    You don't have to look far to see the impact that the Internet and social media, including broadcasted e-mails, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter have had on our culture. In just a few years, what started as a means to share baby pictures and reconnect with old friends has morphed into a powerful tool for helping companies connect with suppliers, customers and better respond to their needs and overall market demands. Read More »


  • The principles of interlock- an industry leader helps contractors justify concrete paver systems as the right choice for all types of pavements

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: July 5, 2012

    The principles of interlock- an industry leader helps contractors justify concrete paver systems as the right choice for all types of pavements
    It is no surprise that over the past decade, the choice of interlocking concrete pavers has increased in the municipal, commercial and industrial pavement segments. Applications range from city streets, sidewalks, parks and other public recreation areas to more heavy-duty uses such as container ports, airport aprons and aircraft taxiways. Read More »


  • The four "Ps" for home show success

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: July 3, 2012

    	
The four Ps for home show success
    Spring consumer home shows can be an incredibly effective promotion and sales tool for small businesses and hardscape contractors are no exception. But they can also be a complete waste of time and money. And whether home show participation is a booming success or a very costly wipeout for your small business depends a great deal on how four factors are handled Read More »


  • Knowing the pavement facts helps customers make right choices

    • By Charles Gamarekian
    • Created: June 26, 2012

    Knowing the pavement facts helps customers make right choices
    During economically challenging times, consumers are more prone to making compromising decisions largely because of cost factors and/or lack of understanding of their options to the fullest degree. With this cause and effect in mind, landscape contractors can be faced with positive or negative results from sales calls that come from the poor judgment of their homeowner-customers. Read More »


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