While this is all absolutely true, over time your boxwood hedging can become dusty and dirty, especially in a front garden near a busy road. So to keep it looking its best, it's a good idea to give it a bit of TLC every once in a while - it's not a difficult process and it will keep your artificial hedging looking as good as it did the day it was 'planted'.

The Paintbrush Method

This is a great way to get into all the nooks and crannies. Simply start from the top of your hedge and brush downwards, encouraging all the dust and dirt to fall through your hedge. Keep brushing until every leaf is clean.

This can be time-consuming, depending on the size of your hedge, so there are a couple of other methods that can speed up the process.

Compressed Air vs Hairdryer

Both these methods use air to blow away any dust and debris. You can buy cans of compressed air for cleaning computer keyboards, and this is definitely the most effective - and quickest - method for cleaning your hedge. However, it can be costly if your hedge is particularly long, and the compressed air will blow dust everywhere, so be warned.

It's much cheaper to use a domestic hairdryer on a cool setting. This is equally effective in removing dust, leaving your hedge looking in tip-top shape.

Get the Hose Out

If you think you'll feel a bit foolish standing and hairdrying your hedge, or if there are marks and stuck-on dirt that won't respond to the other methods, then try good old-fashioned water. A quick spray with a hose should shift all but the most stubborn dirt - and have your neighbours wondering 'is it or isn't it?' - but if there's a hosepipe ban, then a damp cloth and a bit of elbow grease will do the trick.

If you're interested in using boxwood hedging in your garden, then take a look at the products on the website and contact us for more details on creating an instant and beautiful hedge.