Whatever your reasons, you may well have considered installing an artificial hedge as an alternative. After all, boxwood hedging is not only practical but attractive, virtually maintenance-free and will help to provide an added layer of security and privacy to any property.

You might have been put off by the thought of installing the hedge, but there is really no need to be. Whether you want to put your hedge on a wooden fence or an existing wall, you will find it is easier than you imagined.

First, of course, it is necessary to buy the correct number of tiles for the space you need to cover. Make sure you follow the instructions about measuring properly so you don't buy too much or end up having a shortfall.

Next, prepare the surface you intend to cover - give it a good brush, remove any weeds or moss, and get rid of any loose chippings or paint from brick walls.

Boxwood hedging can be attached to any number of surfaces, including wooden or metal fences, stone or cement walls or even mesh. Naturally, you will need different methods to attach the hedging to different surfaces.

For fences and meshes, the best way is through the use of zip ties. With wood, you could staple or nail the tiles directly on to the surface. With brick or cement, you will need to use a drill to form holes for nails to be hammered into.

If you have a solid metal fence without spaces for cable ties, you should first attach intermittent wooden panels to the fence, meaning you can then staple your hedging to the wood.

Tiles can be trimmed or cut to fit the right size, so you can cover your fence or wall with ease, creating just the right size of hedge for your needs.

To get a better idea of the range of boxwood hedging available, have a look around our site. You're sure to find a style and price which will match your needs. Then it's simply a case of getting to work to turn your ugly old boundary into an attractive, hard-wearing and maintenance-free hedge.