Installing a hedge is one of the preferred solutions to preserve your privacy and avoid prying eyes, especially when you have a vis-à-vis. A distinction is made in this area between natural hedges and artificial hedges. The latter have many advantages and in particular do not require any particular investment for maintenance.
The artificial hedge, a shield against strong winds
The artificial hedge is very compact and constitutes a real shield which will protect you from strong winds. It becomes very uncomfortable to be outside when strong winds are blowing. The installation of an artificial hedge on the walls of your fence allows to slow down their power. This is a very effective solution, especially if you live in a particularly windy region.
An aesthetic solution for your exterior
An artificial hedge decorates your walls and by ricochet brings more character to your exterior decoration whole. The current artificial hedges in fact no longer have anything to envy to the natural hedges with regard in particular to their visual presentation. True trompe-l’oeil, they perfectly imitate the latter with their various very green foliage. They will fit perfectly into your garden.
Ease of installation with the artificial hedge
For your exterior, installing an artificial rather than a natural hedge also has the advantage of ease of installation. Unlike natural hedges which are longer and more complex to install, artificial hedges allow you a quick installation and adapt to all supports. You won’t need professional help to install them. They are available in strand or roll version, which facilitates their installation without great difficulty. You just have to fix them on a wire mesh or wire for an impeccable result.
The installation can be done on a balcony, in a garden or around the swimming pool according to your needs and preferences. The artificial hedge is indeed fully customizable and able to adapt to the dimensions of your different supports. It gives you more freedom to incorporate it as you wish into the decoration of your exterior.
The artificial hedge: great resistance
Artificial hedges have good resistance unlike natural hedges. The latter lose density during the autumn and winter periods when their leaves fall. Artificial hedges keep all their foliage all year round. No leaf falls off or loses its luster even after strong exposure to the sun in summer. They are indeed treated against solar rays.
In addition, the leaves of a synthetic hedge are not vulnerable to attack by insects and other pests either, because they receive a special treatment that makes them resistant to this form of attack. So you will not have no need to buy any product for any disinfection against parasites.
Thus, artificial hedges are easy to maintain. They actually do not need any special maintenance to keep their shine. They do not require watering and do not need to be pruned. They keep their shape, size and foliage intact all year round. You will just have to clean them once or twice a year to get rid of dust and other potential residues. You can use a garden hose and possibly a rag if some parts are too dirty.
Some criteria for choosing an artificial hedge
There is a wide variety of artificial hedges on the market. Before making your choice to install it in your home, certain criteria must be taken into account.
There is a large selection of foliage used for making synthetic hedges. They determine the final shape of the hedge. You will then make your choice according to the appearance you are looking for while not forgetting the first objective: the occultation. Thus, we mainly find on the market cedar, laurel (green, red), cypress (green or marbled), boxwood (green or marbled) foliage. Cedar, for example, offers the shape of a flat hedge and laurel, a hedge with reliefs and a more bushy and obscuring appearance.
The size of the hedge
The size is a very important criterion in the choice of the artificial hedge. It is this which will allow the hedge to play its role of screening. Usually, heights are often between 1 m and 1 m 20. The width on the other hand is between 3 and 25 meters. So to avoid problems at the time of installation, you must take the correct measurements of the location before making your purchase.
The quality of the dressing
The quality of your artificial hedge will depend on its final presentation. It must offer an appearance that perfectly mimics natural hedges. In addition, it is important that it is well dense for good hide the view. A model of average quality will thus offer openings to prying eyes. Also check that it is resistant to sunlight and negotiate a warranty period with the supplier. In addition, if you plan to place your artificial hedge near your barbecue area, it is important to choose fireproof models. That helps limit the spread of fire in the event of fire.
Taking into account the final location is essential for an aesthetic rendering. Depending on whether it is a garden or a balcony, the type of hedge to choose will be different. A roll or stranded model is for example suitable for the garden, while for a balcony, you will need a hedge in the form of a tarpaulin. Taking this aspect into account also allows you to save money.
As for the price, it varies according to the quality of the artificial hedge. The latter sells per square meter, and aesthetic presentation is also a factor influencing the cost.
The artificial hedge nowadays offers good performance to protect you from vis-à-vis. It is more resistant to bad weather than a natural hedge, always keeping its shine, whatever the season. It is also an aesthetic accessory that perfectly imitates natural hedges and does not require special maintenance. However, before installing one, it is important to take into account certain essential criteria such as size, location and type of foliage …
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