Artificial lawns are growing in popularity in the UK, and hot on their heels comes artificial boxwood hedging. So why do people prefer artificial to real?

1. No Green Fingers

It can be really dispiriting when you look over the fence to see your neighbour's flourishing garden. Not everyone has the natural ability to plant, nourish, tend and care for a garden or the spare cash to pay for a gardener to do it for you.

The fact of the matter is that we're not all blessed with green fingers. For those that are, there are hours of pleasure to be had in the garden. For the rest of us, it's easier, and better-looking, to cheat.

2. Too Much Shade

Even the greenest fingers struggle in a shady garden. This is usually the curse of the urban garden, but even in the countryside there are usually areas underneath trees or in the overhang of buildings where nothing grows. Artificial boxwood hedging is a quick and cost-effective way to bring some green to even the deepest shade.

3. Impatience

Do you have five years to wait while your baby boxwood plants grow into a hedge? For some of us, the urge to fake it is born out of sheer impatience - we want our garden to look beautiful, and we want it to look beautiful now.

Using panels of artificial boxwood hedging, you can create privacy and beauty in a flash at any time of year. Even if you don't have a garden, they're ideal for adding some instant gorgeous green to a balcony or roof terrace.

4. Can't Be Bothered

Let's face it, some of us are just too lazy to go through all the hassle of planting, feeding, watering, pruning and generally caring for real live plants. For those non-gardeners, artificial hedging is the ideal solution. It's UV-treated, so it won't fade in direct sunlight, and all it needs is a quick wash and brush to keep it looking its best.

And because you're not using gallons of water, or harmful chemicals that kill useful insects, you're being environmentally friendly, too.

5. Don't Have the Time

A beautiful natural garden is a full-on commitment in terms of time, money and effort. If you just don't have the spare time for pruning, mowing and watering, then the artificial alternatives will save you time and money.

For one upfront investment, you'll have a low-maintenance garden that looks sensational all year round. If that sounds like the kind of garden that you could cope with, browse our range of artificial boxwood hedging and synthetic grass to create your own dream garden!