Objective

It is important to know what exactly you are trying to achieve with the synthetic hedge. Are you simply looking for a low-maintenance, nice-looking way to mark out your property's boundary? Is your hedge going to serve a more decorative purpose? Or perhaps both of these points are important to you? This may sound very basic and simple, but bear in mind that it will play a big role in guiding the final form that your hedge should ideally take.

Ornamental or Plain

Boxwood hedges of all types look great, even if they are fairly plain. All the same, there are some cases where a relatively straightforward plain hedge will be more appropriate and some where a more ornamental approach will be welcome. More ornate hedges will include topiary balls as well as neatly squared hedges, whereas more utilitarian hedges will focus simply on nice straight lines.

This is one of the main considerations that may be guided by the question of what your objective is, though you should also consider what works with the style you want to go for in the overall space.

For example, there is no reason why a boundary-marking hedge cannot be ornamental, and in some gardens a minimalist hedge with perfect straight lines is actually the best decorative choice.

Shape and Size

You will obviously need to know the shape and size of the finished hedge in order to know what supplies to order. However, you should also be aware there is plenty of scope to accommodate whatever shape and size will be necessary. 

Being made from simple panels, artificial hedges can be quite easily constructed according to almost any configuration and layout.

For more information about artificial hedge types, options, and installation, please just take a look around this site, where you will find that we have made plenty of information and advice readily available. Alternatively, a member of our team will be more than happy to help answer your questions if you get in touch.