Artificial hedges are such a fantastic way to brighten up your outdoor area and have the potential to cover up dull fences, create incredible pool area feature walls and turn a boring space into something beautiful and unique.
In addition to their aesthetic appeal, they’re also super useful in creating borders, increasing privacy and are long lasting with minimal maintenance. We’ve delved deep into the utilization of artificial hedges in outdoor settings and compiled a list of their greatest benefits.
1. Minimal Maintenance
In comparison to their real counterparts, artificial hedges for outdoors require absolutely minimal maintenance. They don’t need the hefty irrigation that real hedges need and they’re a fantastic water saving alternative. A common complaint when it comes to real hedges are the brown patches that can arise without proper maintenance however artificial hedges never encounter this and maintain their greenery and thickness all year round.
2. Instant Effect
While real hedges require time to grow and take shape, artificial hedges are installed within a matter of hours. World Of Hedges LTD states that most plants take five years to grow to their full height, which is a stark contrast to our almost instant hedge walls. You no longer have to make the decision of practicality over beauty, as our hedge walls provide instant privacy and boundary solutions with all the charm of lush greenery.
3. Long Lasting
Most of our products, including our Evergreen Premium and Classic Boxwood are UV stable and warranty covered for four years. They’re the perfect foliage to create a natural looking, realistic outdoor hedge wall with no risk of ruin. Whilst some lower quality options run the risk of fading, ours have been tried and tested so you can purchase with peace of mind.
4. Aesthetic Appeal
You could solve your privacy issues with a low maintenance fence but that leaves you with little room to improve your outdoor areas aesthetic appeal. Utilize the space you have to its best ability by dressing bland fencing up. Courtyards and backyards can often be scarce in greenery but adding it wherever possible really creates a beautiful visual impact. Where space is limited and lighting can be a bit dark, green panels have the ability to bring a space to life and add depth, making small areas look larger rather than confined.
5. Fully Customisable
Where real hedges might only grow to a metre or so in height, artificial hedges can be as tall or short as you desire. This is perfect when using them for privacy. As long as there are anchorage points for our panels to be tied to (fences and walls are perfect), they can be used to design your hedge to your liking. If you were to tire of looking at the same beautiful green view (highly unlikely), you also have the option of switching up your green panels or adding one of our styling packs and further customising your artificial outdoor hedge.
6. Location Versatile
Another common complaint of real outdoor hedges is the requirement of consistent sunlight or easy access for maintenance. Some outdoor areas are extremely difficult to get to such as narrow areas between houses and fences and if these are visible through large windows, a dreary fence can dampen the appeal. Other areas are simply shaded from sunlight and won't allow for the healthy growth of a real hedge. These are all instances where an artificial hedge is the perfect solution. A talented install team (like our own) can access almost anywhere and install our green panels where real hedges would usually be impossible.