Fake Greenery in Landscape Design: How to Do It Best?

Tired of spending countless hours maintaining your outdoor greenery, only to have it inexplicably wither away in a couple of weeks?

It can be a drag, but it’s not the end of the world because you don’t have to subject yourself to such disappointment day in and day out. Instead, you can take a deep dive into the world of fake greenery and learn how to use it to create a stunning, sustainable, and low-maintenance vista in your yard.

Put down your shears and join us in discovering the end of a backbreaking maintenance journey and the start of the relaxing road to luxury.

Let’s get into it!

Why Opt for Fake in Your Landscaping?

reasons to use fake greenery in landscape

Do you know all the benefits of artificial greenery for your landscaping? Aside from the obvious low-maintenance and sustainability, fake plants have much more to offer and can often trump their natural counterparts.

Yearning for Change

Are you sick of looking at the same old landscaping? If you think it’s time for a change, incorporating faux greenery in your yard can give the space a fresh look without the hassle of planting, waiting for, and maintaining live plants. Plus, fauxliege is an excellent choice if you value weather-resistant graeenery and enjoy creating a new landscape with simple tweaks. No more uprooting live vegetation to achieve your desired aesthetic!

Improve Curb Appeal

We’ve already waxed poetic about the significance of artificial greenery and fake green walls in increasing the value of your property. Still, we’ve barely touched on how fauxliege can improve your curb appeal. The exterior of your home often gives the first impression, so this is where you should give it your all. Adding fake shrubs to your landscaping can make your home look more inviting all year round since green is known to be a soothing color.

More Versatility

The level of versatility is where artificial greenery truly shines. Artificial plants suit both indoor and outdoor spaces and you can easily move them around whenever you need a change without dealing with any roots. And since they can be shaped and pruned to fit virtually any decor, your customization possibilities are limitless. For example, if you want more flowers in your faux vertical garden panel, shop these charming snow-white stems for personalization!

Invest in Fire Resistance

With climate change and human callousness wreaking havoc on our environment, the US is ravaged by fires almost every summer. Unfortunately, these fires are rarely contained as fast as we’d like, causing innocent residents to lose beautiful yards and houses. If you also live in a dry, fire-prone area, you should invest in fire-resistant artificial greenery for the look of nature without drawing fires closer to you. After all, there’s nothing more crucial than safety!

Fabulous Focal Point

Although you can scatter artificial greenery everywhere, you should dedicate a specific area that draws attention. This could be the middle of your yard, a corner, or another spot you like. For the best effect, choose an imposing fake plant or shrub, like a palm tree or a topiary ball, and surround it with colorful flowers for a multi-level oasis. As a finishing touch, add landscape lights in between or around the greenery and watch them light up your yard.

How to Create Ravishing Landscapes With Artificial Greenery?

great looking landscape with fake greenery

On to the crux of the topic - the tips and tricks. To get the most out of your landscaping, you should:

Have a Plan

As with any renovation project, you must have a plan in place before setting things into motion. If you pick the placement of your plants on the spot, you’re making one of the most egregious mistakes in landscaping. By doing this, your yard will almost always look like a hot mess without any cohesiveness because it’ll lack a bespoke focal point, a dedicated color palette, and the depth of differing shapes and sizes. So whatever you do, think it through!

Border with Hedges

Artificial hedges are your best friends if you want landscaping imbued with sophistication. A lush freestanding fake hedge can create a natural-looking boundary between separate areas of your yard or between your yard and the sidewalk. Plus, if you’re unsatisfied with the shape of your faux hedge, you can trim it and it will stay flawless for years to come. And do we need to mention the security and privacy fake hedges provide?

Stick to Native Plants

Don’t want people to know you use artificial greenery in your landscaping? To blur the line between the real and the fake, stick to faux plants that mimic those native to your area. High-quality fake greenery won’t be an eyesore and won’t particularly stand in the surrounding environment. Stay true to your climate, i.e. don’t put up palm trees in cold regions because, alas, everyone would be able to tell.

Don’t Shy Away from Topiary

Although artificial topiary is taking the world by storm, many are still hesitant to use them as part of their landscaping. But by doing so, they’re missing out on tremendous potential and a delightful way to add texture and visual interest to their yard. Since topiary plants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, you can pick one that fits your space to a T and revel in the opportunity to further shape it how you want.

Incorporate Shade

One potential downside of artificial greenery is that it might fade when exposed to direct sunlight for an extended period of time, similar to how real plants wilt (albeit much more quickly). To prevent this from happening, don’t cut corners when it comes to shade. By adding umbrellas or intricate awnings above outdoor seating areas surrounded by fauxliege, you can protect your artificial plants and help them look good for longer.

Where Do You Start?

We get it, beginnings can be daunting. But when it comes to landscaping and decorating with foliage, there’s always someone willing to lend a helping hand. And if you want to know more about the wondrous world of artificial greenery, you can contact us and ask pressing questions, get an appealing quote, or receive some helpful tips.

Once you take that first step, you’ll quickly become a master landscaper.