A New Redesign and Focus for CPG

As you might have noticed, we are effecting a redesign of this website. We are reducing some of the clutter and making sure that our content is the first thing that you see when you reach our site, and the first thing that draws your eye. We are dedicated to becoming the premiere concrete paver information site on the internet. That means great articles but also a great user experience – we want you to come back to this site often, link to it, share on it, and contribute to it!

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Winter’s Coming…Are You Ready?

Winter is coming – that means the holidays are here, and fun times will certainly be had by all. But is your pavers installation ready? Of course, we know that concrete pavers are incredibly durable, especially to freezing and snow and sleet and ice, but you should still keep your eye out on the projects during these potentially harsh months.

For instance, if you live in an area with snowfall, will your pavers be ready to be shoveled or plowed? This is especially important with driveways that will be plowed – if they have any uneven spots, the plow could […] Continue Reading…

Different Mulch Types: Pros and Cons

If you have a garden or landscaping installation that you want to properly take care of, mulching is probably tops on your list. Mulching has many benefits. Of course, mulch can add a certain aesthetic value to your garden or landscape; while sometimes beautiful and rich topsoil can do the job, other times having mulch, which can come in a variety of shades, textures, appearances, can add the extra bit of pizzazz to your garden.
The Many Benefits of Mulch for Your Garden or Landscape
Mulching also has other benefits besides look. It can help moderate temperature, so that your plants […] Continue Reading…

A Garden Fencing Guide: What You Need to Know

If you put in the time and effort to grow and maintain your garden, you will obviously want to protect it from outside enemies such as animals. This is the main reason, though not the only one as we’ll see, to put up a vegetable garden fence. This article will give you a basic guide to the kinds of fences to use, how to install them, and the benefits and drawbacks to using particular kinds of fences to protect your vegetable garden.
The Reasons to Use Garden Fencing
The first thing you need to figure out is what kind of fence […] Continue Reading…

21 Awesome Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

This article will discuss some of the best landscaping ideas for front yards that you can implement. Of course, you don’t have to do them all, or any of them for that matter. They’re here to get your mind moving, to give you an idea of the scope of possibility and to serve as a catalyst to your own creativity. Even if you are getting someone to design your landscape for you, you will want to have ideas of your own, just so at the very least you will know what you like.
Front Yard Landscape Design Ideas and Generation

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A Granite Tile Guide: What You Need to Know

The Basics of Granite Tiles
One of the more elegant and desired home improvement materials out there is granite. Granite is a natural stone that actually forms from hardened magma (liquid rock). Granite is incredibly hard, as it is composed of many different rock types, including quartz, feldspar, mica, and more. It can be used for many home improvement projects, and it is a popular choice for those who want to make a statement with their home. Thus, this article will discuss the basics of this elegant and beautiful, but expensive, material.
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Using Granite
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A Travertine Tile Guide: What You Need to Know

What is Travertine Tile?
Before we discuss the tile, we need to discuss what they are actually made of. Travertine is a natural stone – a kind of limestone, to be exact – that is formed in mineral and hot springs. It occurs when carbonates rapidly precipitate (or fall out of solution) from the water, which then deposits and builds up to form the natural travertine deposits. Travertine can be found naturally in many places, though Italy is well known for these deposits. While Italian travertine is highly sought after, you can find travertine deposits in many areas of the […] Continue Reading…

Garden Lighting Ideas, Tips, and Designs

Garden lighting, also known as landscape lighting in some quarters, is a particular class of outdoor lighting that can add much beauty to your home, garden, and landscape.

Whether you go antique or modern, old-school or contemporary, you’ll be sure to add much value, beauty, and elegance to your home and garden by using these lights. However, the sheer variety of information and kinds of lighting and design that’s out there can be intimidating. To help you out, this article will give you a basic understanding of the ‘universe’ of outdoor lighting that exists out there. This article will be […] Continue Reading…

An Outdoor Lighting Guide: What You Need to Know

Though this is primarily a site about concrete pavers, we of course want to cover all the aspects of outdoor home improvement and design that we can to maximize the beauty and functionality of your hardscape investment. When many people think of outdoor lighting, they think about the string lights that are often put up around homes during Christmas. But this is just a small fraction of the choices for lighting available, and the benefits you’ll get from installing it can be immense. If you are sprucing up your front yard or backyard, don’t forget about making sure it’s […] Continue Reading…

8 Wonderful Patio Ideas

Installing a new outdoor patio is one of the best investments you can make into both the financial state of your home and the satsifaction you can gain out of it. Obviously, a new patio is an important investment, one that cannot be overlooked. I want to help you avoid regret when you finally get that patio installed a realize that you don’t like what you got, whether that’s 10 minutes or 10 years down the line. Thus, here are eight outdoor patio ideas that will hopefully inspire you and educate you about what is truly possible when it […] Continue Reading…