Do you need more privacy in your garden or want to cover up an unsightly wall? Perhaps you simply like the idea of adding artificial hedge in planters to add a bit of greenery to a paved area. Whatever the reason, if you do decide to go down the artificial route, you are pretty much guaranteed a beautiful, stress-free look.

The most common artificial hedge is the well-known boxwood, with its dark, dense leaves that provide a neat manicured effect. Often seen in commercial use, it is now becoming more popular residentially.

Another choice is red leaf, which adds a splash of colour. Check the number of leaf layers, as a decent hedge will have several. The quality of your hedging is vitally important. Panels come in 25x25cm interlocking squares which are easy to clip together to form a seamless look. You will need to carefully measure the area you want to cover and decide how you would like the hedge to sit.

If you are using the hedge as a divider between your garden and your neighbour's, you will have to take into consideration how it will look on their side and almost certainly buy enough to cover it.

Panels are made from specially formulated plastic containing UV inhibitors to prevent colour fading. They are backed by reinforced green plastic mesh. Quick and relatively easy to install, artificial panels are the perfect solution for those of us who are not green-fingered or simply want more time to relax and enjoy the garden.

At Express Grass we work with all our customers to provide them with the information they need when considering an artificial hedge. Although we do not offer an installation service, this allows us to keep our prices low, and we are confident that our products can easily be installed by most reasonably competent DIYers.

Please browse our site to see the full range of products or contact our team for advice. We are happy to answer any questions you might have.