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  • It's Time To Elevate Your Gardens

    Posted 15 July 2014 10:15 AM by Universal Forest Products

    2' x 4' Elevated garden planter. Other styles available. The experts from Outdoor Essentials want to help you go from landscaping to their version of yardscaping; that is, from the expensive maintenance of traditional lawns to creating outdoor spaces that require less money and effort, but are more aesthetically pleasing and functional. Our last post explained how landscape rocks make a yard more interesting and easier to maintain, while hiding unseemly areas. Another way to add interest, color...

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  • Begin "Yardscaping" with Landscape Rocks

    Posted 1 July 2014 4:14 PM by Universal Forest Products

    If your yard is wearing you and your wallet thin, it might be a good time to graduate from landscaping to yardscaping; that is, from the expensive and old-fashioned maintenance of grass, flowers and trees to creating outdoor spaces that require less money and effort, but are more aesthetically pleasing, functional and – often – more environmentally friendly. Welcome to Outdoor Essentials’ version of yardscaping 101.  Over the next few blog posts, the team from Outdoor Ess...

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  • Tips For Better Gardening From The Outdoor Essentials Experts

    Posted 20 May 2014 3:59 PM by Universal Forest Products

    The products from Outdoor Essentials not only produce more aesthetically appealing gardens, they make them easier to maintain. We want you to get the most out of your garden, with the least amount of effort. In that vein, the experts from Outdoor Essentials have compiled the following tips to help improve your gardening enjoyment – and your yields. 1. Determine your area’s early plantings. Typically, good early plantings include brassicas, a family of plants that includes kale, broc...

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  • Community Garden for Local Food Bank Gets Help from UFP Windsor

    Posted 19 May 2014 12:39 PM by Universal Forest Products

    Photo: The finished garden. When The Home Depot in Thornton, Colo., helped sponsor the construction of a community garden in the neighboring town of Northglenn, our affiliate in Windsor, Colorado (UFP Windsor, LLC) stepped up to help.  The City of Northglenn donated a plot of land and our Windsor operations provided discounted products to construct raised garden beds.  Then, on April 26, some 60 volunteers, including 30 students from two nearby schools organizing the event, came toget...

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  • Universal Forest Products Affiliates Launch UFP-Edge

    Posted 23 July 2013 2:38 PM by Universal Forest Products

      Universal Forest Products affiliates launch UFP-Edge, premium pattern, fascia and trim  Made from top-quality lumber using state-of-the art equipment and processes. Locally manufactured and sold, providing significant quality assurances. RIVERSIDE, CALIF., JULY 22, 2013 – Answering demand for premium profile products that are backed by the assurances that come from being manufactured in the region, Universal Forest Products affiliates have launched UFP-Edge: superior patter...

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Universal Forest Products is a holding company that provides capital, management and administrative resources to subsidiaries in three robust markets: retail, construction and industrial. Founded in 1955, the Company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with affiliates throughout North America and Australia.