Oly-Ola’s Six-Inch High Teco-Edg™ Edge Restraint Contains Living Roof Garden Planters Topping Bus Shelters in Boston’s Hyde Park Neighborhood

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Teco-Edg™, an innovative 6-inch high 100% recycled L-shaped edge restraint with specially-engineered drainage slots, was recently installed on two uniquely-designed living roof garden planters that top bus shelters in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood. These living roof garden installations are a part of the Fairmount Line Bus Shelter Living Roof Initiative, a partnership between the Fairmount/Indigo Line CDC Collaborative and Land Escapes Design Inc.

Oly-Ola’s six-inch high Teco-Edg contains living roof garden planters topping bus shelters in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Photos courtesy of Trevor Smith, Land Escapes Design, Inc.

Our team at Land Escapes Design Inc. try to ensure that every product and method utilized in our projects is as environmentally responsible as we are. Additionally, we want to engage and support other female owned and minority owned businesses.

Oly-Ola Edging’s Teco-Edg™, an innovative 6-inch high 100% recycled L-shaped edge restraint with specially-engineered drainage slots, was recently installed on two uniquely-designed living roof garden planters that top bus shelters in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood. These living roof garden installations are a part of the Fairmount Line Bus Shelter Living Roof Initiative, a partnership between the Fairmount/Indigo Line CDC Collaborative and Land Escapes Design Inc. Teco-Edg is used to contain the roof garden plants that include several inches of lightweight roof media and drought-tolerant plants like sedum, as well as native wildflowers to encourage pollinators, over Xeroflor Green Roof System. Each roof is designed to retain over 24 gallons of water.

Funding for this project was provided by an Environmental Protection Agency Healthy Communities Grant that is installing living roofs with native plant species on 7 City of Boston bus shelters this year.

Land Escapes Design chose Teco-Edg to contain the living roof gardens because of its 6 inch height and heavy-duty 100% recycled PVC material construction. “Our team at Land Escapes Design Inc. try to ensure that every product and method utilized in our projects is as environmentally responsible as we are. Additionally, we want to engage and support other female owned and minority owned businesses.” Christina Donovan, President, Land Escapes Design Inc.

Teco-Edg is specially designed for roof garden, permeable paver and gravel pathway installations. It is durable and easy-to-install either under or outside pavers or gravel. Available in rigid or flexible pieces, the sturdy, 6 x 6-inch, L-shaped profile of the restraint comes with multi-purpose stake holes.

Land Escapes Design Inc., a sustainable landscaping company located in Lincoln, MA, specializes in bringing green infrastructure concepts planning into all facets of landscape design, water features, rain harvesting systems and rain gardens, living wall and living roof systems. As a part of the project, Land Escapes Design Inc. is providing community workshops, including outreach to youth from YouthBuild Boston (YBB) and the Hyde Park Green Team Youth Jobs and Environmental Education Program to illustrate these new and exciting green infrastructure concepts.

For over 36 years, Oly-Ola, Edgings, Inc., headquartered in Villa Park, Illinois, USA, has been producing the most complete line of polyethylene/vinyl edging and paver restraints in the landscape industry. Oly-Ola promises the industry’s strongest comprehensive guarantee: 100% Plus for 20 Years Includes All Freight and Labor. Oly-Ola’s shipping policy is hassle-free. Orders are delivered by the industry’s fastest shipping. Oly-Ola maintains a large inventory 12 months a year, so there are no back orders. Oly-Ola has an international distributor network and supports many national and state landscape organizations.

For more information, please call or write:
Oly-Ola Edgings, Inc.
124 E. St. Charles Road
Villa Park, IL 60181

Phone: 800/334-4647
Fax: 630/833-0816.
E-mail: mailto:edgings(at)olyola(dot)com
Website http://www.olyola.com

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