Privacy Screen

Artificial Hedges Buying Guide

What to look for when choosing artificial hedges

The placement of artificial hedges can quickly alter the look of your yard or commercial property.

People often use hedges as a type of privacy screen. They can also be used to take a large open area and separate the space into sections.

Growing real hedges would take years, not to mention the regular maintenance involved. The leaves and branches would eventually require pruning and the plant itself may not grow properly or become damaged from severe weather.

A much simpler solution is to use outdoor faux hedges. This eliminates hours of care. Many homeowners do not have the time to care for real hedges and businesses save money by not spending man hours on the care of a plant. If you want to create your own privacy screen, take a look at this buying guide for outdoor artificial hedges to help you along.


Planning your Outdoor Faux Hedges

When you begin searching for the right hedges for your backyard, patio, or business, you should:

  • Measure the area where you plan on placing them
  • Think about how much height you want and what styles you are interested in

There are two main types of plants to choose from:

  • Fake boxwood hedge: for a realistic appearance
  • Outdoor boxwood mats: to cover an existing wall, exterior surface, or an eye sore that needs covering


Choosing a Fake Boxwood Hedge

Caring for a real boxwood hedge would require a lot of time and effort. If you have a large open space, then hedges may be a good fit.

Designed with durable materials, including a powder coated commercial grade iron grid frame, your hedges will stand tall and can remain outdoors without receiving damage from strong winds or severe weather and will not fade from constant sun exposure. The commercial planter you choose to place your hedges in should match or complement your existing decor. Most people prefer that the planter height makes up approximately 1/3 of the overall height of the combination. After measuring the placement of your hedges, choose the plants you like and order custom sizes to fit your needs.


Iron Grid
Withstand severe weather
Complement existing decor

Finding the Right Boxwood Mats

Mats provide a convenient cover for walls, fences, and other exteriors. Think about the location where you plan on placing your outdoor boxwood mats. If it will cover a fence, then it needs to be tall enough to cover the height of the fence. Many people use them on balconies, decks, and patios. You can also use them for blocking out electrical boxes, power lines, and other unsightly structures. Not only will they add privacy or block out areas that you wish not to see, they can create a more relaxing environment.

Hedges are perfect for any location. Use them in your hotel, restaurant, or other business to make a more inviting setting for your visitors. Instantly increase the curb appeal of your home by covering your fence with boxwood mats. There are many possibilities and any hedges that you wish to purchase can be added to the commercial planter of your choice.

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