There are many ways to add privacy to your yard, i.e., build a wood fence, fill it in with bamboo, put up a pergola, and create a living hedge. If the last idea sounds appealing to you–minus the upkeep it requires when you deal with live plants–you may want to consider using artificial ivy. Check out Forest Green Artificial Grass to learn more about creating your own low-maintenance artificial ivy wall.
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Where to use artificial ivy for outdoors?
Here are some design ideas for your artificial ivy, which is ideal if you’re not keen on the high-maintenance requirement and care needed by a living ivy known for its fast growth and invasiveness (it can work its way through cracks and joints and cause damage to your wall or fence).
If you’re living in cities where everyone lives in close quarters, adding privacy to your backyard is almost a necessity. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a fortune or do regular upkeep to have stunning hedges or living fences if you use outdoor artificial ivy.
Hedges and fences created with artificial ivy don’t require regular watering and trimming, so you don’t have to worry about brown spots, dead leaves, dried twigs and overgrowth. In short, it will always look clean and pristine all year round, even during the harsh winter and sweltering summer months.
Traditional countryside look or cottage style
If you want your home to look like an English cottage, you can cover the front of your house with artificial ivy and fill your facade with potted plants and flowers. Meanwhile, this design hack has one major advantage: You add a more quaint and country feel to your property without the risk of damaging your walls.
Take note that living ivy has fast-growing roots that can work through cracks and crevices of a wall, which over time may damage its structural integrity and insulation.
Makeshift curtain and door curtains
You can use artificial ivy as a makeshift curtain for windows and doors by attaching several pieces of string to a twig and hanging them on your window or door frame. If you use them to decorate your window sill, you may want to add a couple of scented candles for a more romantic feel.
A stunning pergola
This outdoor garden feature is typically used as a shaded walkway, sitting area or passageway to your home. Oftentimes, its pillars support cross-beams and open lattices where woody vines like ivy are trained to climb and spread. But since living ivy may affect the structural integrity of the vertical posts and beams over time, you may want to use artificial ivy instead.
While pergolas come in a variety of styles and sizes, they all have the same purpose: Protect you from the harsh elements like a spring rain shower, blistering summer heat, and cold wind.
Using artificial ivy is a great way to add privacy to your backyard, upscale your garden, recreate the English cottage or country-style look, and make your yard appear cozier and more inviting. Shop now at Forest Green Artificial Grass to create a stunning but low-maintenance green space for you and your family.