Monday, March 2, 2015

Natural Privacy Screen For Your Deck

Too often we see balcony and deck areas go unused because of a sheer lack of privacy.  Now you can showcase and bring texture to your yard with natural beauty and privacy at the same time.  A unique way to add beautiful greenery to your balcony, coverage from the prying eyes of neighbors, or, what might be an unattractive view, is to create a natural outdoor privacy screen. 

Start with lightweight decorative resin or plastic containers.  We used 3 for our project because of the size of the balcony deck.  One for the front, and one for each side of the balcony.  Be sure to select containers that that have drainage holes at the bottom.  Plants that are sitting in soggy water-filled soil are never a good thing.

Put a few small rocks around the top of the drainage holes to keep the soil from draining out.  Then, fill the containers with soil, and plant vines (we used creeping fig because it is hardy and will naturally cling to the surface once it gets established) with branches that are long enough to secure to your balcony fence panels. Position your 3 decorative resin containers along the front side of the balcony at the center, left and right sides.  This will give you an outdoor privacy screen that covers all the angles. 

Next, cut rolled plastic fencing in to 1-2 inch strips and staple to fence using your stable gun.  Secure vines to plastic fencing with plastic coated wire ties.  Be careful not to staple the vines themselves.  Ouch!!  As vines branch out, continue to add more plastic fencing until wood fence panels are completely covered.  This will give your balcony a custom charm and a natural outdoor privacy screen (for photos see below).  You can also use this same method to cover ugly metal fence poles in your yard as well (see our article on Covering Up Ugly Metal Fence Poles)

Supplies:  -3 Lightweight resin plant containers with drainage holes, or drill your own. -Plastic Gardener Fencing (3 x 50 ft. − Can be found at most home and garden centers.) -Plastics coated wire ties for outdoor plants. -Staple Gun -Staples (for your staple gun of course) -Scissors or wire cutters -3 creeping figs -Potting soil and mulch -Drainage saucers, more idea of outdoor privacy screen visit

Friday, February 20, 2015

Balcony Privacy For A Peaceful Abode

Balcony is the best scene to lounge around especially in the summer time. But most of us believe that we need a little or an extra privacy while we stay and relax in our balcony during summer. If you feel overexposed, building or creating balcony or patio privacy screen will help you resolve this problem. It is not always safe to be more exposed on your neighbor's sight. Wether it is for your outdoor kitchen, patio or a space for enjoying some solitude, you need to come up with an idea to cover and create a barrier from being exposed.

The great way to create balcony privacy screens are with walls, fences and hedges. For balcony and patio privacy, hedges are the best solution for this set up. Aside from adding a little mor privacy, it also adds wind breakers, so if your balcony, patio or decking area suffer from to much wind then adding balcony privacy screens will certainly help.

Using live plants as hedge may sometime be troublesome because you need time to grow and make them thrive in your balcony in a long time. Using artificial hedge screens will resolve the problem. It can be built in any size, both height and width according to your own requirements. You would also want to make sure that your local planning committees allow you to customized your specifications. It is necessary to comply with their requirements before ordering or building privacy screen on your homes.

Balcony privacy screens are constructed from outdoor rated materials with UV protection integrated into each artificial hedge during assembly. This makes the hedge more resitant to damages and cannot easily wear out, thus it remains durable and useable for a long period of time.

Indeed outdoor hedges for privacy screen can add appeal and convenience to most homes, business and commercial entities. This is very perfect to cover private areas for homes and customers while simultaneously making an area more secluded for those relaxing. Most designers and architects fabricate these hedges to suit customer's need and specifications. There are few dedicated manufacturers who are specialized in giving their outmost best to according to your architectural plan and styles.  

For more information and resources on balcony or patio privacy , artificial topiaries and other fake boxwood ideas, please visit our blogsfor faux plants.

Fake Hedges For Privacy And Beauty

Home owners are finding effective ways on how to enhance the degree of security around the vicinity especially for their children and pets. They are looking for something that can provide privacy and convenience whenever they are relaxing at home or reading books up on their patio. And possibly, something that can give peace and joy whenever they are just sitting on the grass. These positive vibes can be achieved through the aesthetic form of fake hedges.

Fake hedges are considered as beautiful living walls because of their natural and real-like appearance. Technicians can cut them in various sizes and shapes depending on how you are going to use it perhaps a living privacy screen to enclose the lanai or a deciduous wall application to enhance the deserted area. Because they are faux, they added a high quality material that will protect the plant from fading. Regardless of its purpose (providing privacy and beauty), they should be dense and assembled to an iron grid cage or frame using steel clasp and commercial grade to leave a strong and solid form.
Artificial Boxwood Hedge in Any Size and Shape
Faux hedges and shrubs are made to create a unique accent in shopping malls, restaurants, cafes, hotel lobbies, gas stations and even in decks or balconies. Simple yet you can use this as attractions and fashionable centerpieces in your garden. They could also be at their best if they are placed in the hall way or in the faade of any establishments. You can ask from the manufacturers for the appropriate size of the broadleaf evergreen faux hedges that would be perfect for the schemed landscape. The price would depend on the size and height of the artificial boxwood hedge. Even though they are artificial, they can greatly rejuvenate the barren area of your property.

Fake Hedge with Simple Planter
Made from a blend of polyurethane material, a fake hedge can be ordered with additional concrete wall PVC planter liner or planter to complete the masterpiece. The popularity of the poly blend plants already reached the state of Miami, New York and Las Vegas. They utilized them as decorations at the rooftops of the hotels and at the same time to cover the unwanted views down the busy urban streets. If you want the faux hedges to be colorful, you can precisely paint them according to your style. This would be the best way to express yourself as an artist and to show the aesthetic work of art.

Customizing the Outdoor Artificial Hedges
Nowadays, home and business owners are expanding the use of artificial hedges for various reasons. Large artificial hedges, with the accent of artificial ivy, azaleas and bougainvillea, can significantly affect your outdoor garden -transforming the old plot to a modern courtyard. You can also have it in a form of topiaries or arcs which can give an eye-catching appeal to the crowd. Moreover, if you want to add more style to your garden, you can ask the design consultants for valuable suggestions. Outdoor privacy screens