A Flower Farm Gets New Flower Bed Edging

A Flower Farm Gets New Flower Bed Edging

Nicole Dillon entered the world of 2xEDGE through Facebook. She commented on one of our posts which led to some direct messaging and the next thing I knew, I was shipping staples to Breemar Flower Farm, Nicole's incredible flower farm located in Ashland, Virginia.

I asked Nicole to share her experience using 2xEDGE Staples to install an 80-foot long run of pressure treated 2x4 lumber along a pollinator strip. Here's what she had to say.

You own and run a flower farm so it's likely you've considered and used a variety of landscape edging options over the years. How does the 2xEDGE solution compare?

2xEDGE is much easier to use than other edging materials that I have used in the past.

It’s lighter weight, covers a larger area at one time making it much more efficient to install, and it’s sustainable.

The metal material should last many many years, the wood decomposes and is renewable, and because it is lighter weight than other edging options the carbon footprint for manufacturing and shipping is lower than other products on the market.

Breemar Flower Farm owner Nicole Dillon showing where she plans to install 2xEDGE Staples & pressure treated 2x4s along a pollinator strip.

How long did it take, start to finish, to complete the project?

My project ended up being 80 linear feet. I started the project and loved the staples so much that I will order more and make my raised garden bed area even bigger!

I worked on the project a little at a time over a few days. It took me the most time to edge and remove turf away from my flower beds. Actually laying the edging and installing the staples was done in less than an hour. 

Breemar Flower Farm owner Nicole Dillon & her husband installing 2xEDGE Staples & pressure treated 2x4s along a pollinator strip.

How would you describe your 2xEDGE installation? Was it as easy/straightforward to use as we claim?

Laying the edging was extremely straightforward. I didn’t even need to use any tools! I used my body weight to easily push the staples into the ground.

 Nicole Dillon installing a 2xEDGE Staple over a pressure treated 2x4 to edge a pollinator flower bed on Breemar Flower Farm.

Thinking about the entire project - from designing with 2xEDGE Staples in mind, to getting lumber, to installing - what was the most difficult part? Did anything unexpected come up that you had to figure out or navigate?

Weeding the edge of my pollinator strip and removing the turf was quite labor-intensive. If I did it all over again, I may have considered renting a sod remover to make the project more efficient.

Now that I know about 2xEDGE, I will install the edging first before adding any plants to a new bed.

I didn’t realize that I needed edging at first, but wow what a huge difference it makes to my backyard farm aesthetics! The ease of weed eating going forward is just an added bonus.

Nicole Dillon laying out 2x4 pressure treated lumber along a pollinator strip at Breemar Flower Farm in prep to install flower bed edging with 2xEDGE Staples.

On a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being "it's great!", how many stars would you give the product?

★★★★★Without a doubt, 5 stars! More if I could.

Last question: what would you say to folks considering this landscape edging option?

If you’re looking for an edging solution that is not only easy to install but also uses natural, Earth-friendly materials, look no further than 2xEDGE. The company has incredible customer service and will ensure that you order the right amount of staples for your project.

Installing pressure treated 2x4 lumber with 2xEDGE Staples at Breemar Flower Farm.

Sunsetting on Breemar Flower Farm with flower bed edged with 2xEDGE Staples and 2x4 pressure treated lumber.

Thanks Nicole!

Thank you so much, Nicole, for trying out 2xEDGE and sharing your experience installing a lot of lumber in a little time.

Bonus content!

Check out this video which includes Nicole's full review of 2xEDGE and the complete story of this installation.

Video Credit: Nicole Dillon.

Nicole Dillon is a sustainable gardener and micro flower farmer. She created, owns, and operates Breemar Flower Farm where she grows a variety of peonies and other flora. She also shares her vast sustainable gardening knowledge through her flower farm blog and Youtube channel.

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