Crafting and maintaining a beautiful home while also saving time and money?
Well, no, it’s entirely possible - with artificial greenery!
We know what you’re thinking, fake plants can’t bring about that many benefits. But we beg to differ, and it’s not because we’re biased.
In fact, fauxliege has come a long way from the shiny plastic that kind of resembles leaves, Today, it provides a realistic and attractive alternative to live plants and it can help you do much more than just beautify your space.
Ready to learn how artificial greenery can be your saving grace? Let’s get to the root of it!
How Does Artificial Greenery Help Save Time and Money?
If you’ve ever bought real green decorations, you’ll know that the price tag attached to a product doesn’t cover the full cost. In fact, it’s the minimum, as you’ll need to factor in irrigation, pruning, pesticide sprays, etc.
So how do you avoid these nuisances and save yourself valuable time and money? You opt for artificial greenery, of course!
Here’s how this is the most time-saving and cost-effective option on the market:
As we learned in first grade, live plants lose their leaves and change colors with the seasons. While it’s undeniably pretty, you won’t be so keen on it after having to rake leaves routinely and stare at bare branches throughout winter.
Luckily, artificial green walls remain vibrant all year round and provide beauty regardless of the weather outside. If “set it and forget it” had a shape - it would be a luxurious artificial vertical garden!
It Doesn’t Grow
Artificial plants won’t outgrow their pots and artificial vertical gardens won’t overhang your pool or hide artwork nearby because they don’t grow or change shape in the first place!
As a result, frequent pruning and trimming is a thing of the past and you don’t have to invest in maintenance tools like hand pruners and gardening gloves. Plus, you never have to worry about your greenery outgrowing its space or taking over your room.
It’s Low Maintenance
Fake greenery is one of the best ways to ensure you’re livening up your space without investing concerted effort into maintenance. Fortunately, a faux living wall will thrive on your property immediately after our fast installation, enabling you to save your pennies on hiring landscapers or forget about fitting gardening into your packed schedule.
And if you don’t have a green thumb, fauxliege will save you from unnecessary headaches and thorn punctures!
It Doesn’t Wilt
When not properly cared for, real greenery wilts and dies. So, to keep it looking fresh, you’ll likely need to install a residential drip irrigation system that requires you to pay $2.80 per square foot or a sprinkler system for $0.20 to $1.00 per square foot of yard. And that’s only for milder temperatures (which isn’t what we get in Florida).
Luckily, artificial greenery doesn’t need water to thrive and this will help you save a pretty penny on water bills.
It Doesn’t Attract Insects
Humans aren’t the only species attracted to greenery. For insects, real plants provide everything they need, from shelter to nutrition. Unfortunately, this means your vertical gardens will be swamped by critters before you know it.
But not if your garden is artificial! Since insects and other pests aren’t beguiled by fake leaves, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on harmful pesticides and chemicals, thus contributing to a sustainable future for you and your family.
For the allergy-prone among us, real greenery can aggravate and exacerbate any pre-existing conditions and may cause severe allergic reactions. Thankfully, artificial foliage provides the same aesthetic benefits without triggering a sneezing or coughing fit.
With this in mind, you won’t have to think about buying allergy medication or mapping out alternate routes to avoid getting near your greenery. Living in the lap of luxury without tearing up and sniffling? Yes, please!
Artificial greenery is specifically designed to withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight. As a result, it won’t fade or significantly discolor over time thanks to the ingrained UV protection coating that saves you a lot on replacements.
With this, you can enjoy your fauxliege in outdoor spaces and areas with a burst of natural light without worrying about it losing vibrancy. Alternatively, it can even be a practical choice for indoor spaces with a lot of light, such as sunrooms or conservatories.
How To Save With Artificial Greenery?
So how do you set yourself up for success from the beginning?
We’ve got some tips to help you save even more time and money, so read on for the details!
Choose High-Quality Products
Investing in high-quality artificial green walls may seem more expensive at first (even counterintuitive), but it will save you money in the long run. Namely, high-quality products are increasingly more durable and lifelike than the cheaper counterparts you can get at Walmart. As a result, they’ll last much longer and will require less-frequent replacement. In fact, Designer Plants' products last from 5 to 15 years!
Pick the Ideal Location
Although fake vertical gardens are surprisingly resistant, you should still do your best to protect them. Namely, if you’re thinking about placing a beautifying product outside, consider setting it under an awning or roof. By doing so, you ensure your greenery is shielded from direct sunlight, heavy rain, and gale winds that can cause the material to degrade prematurely. After all, you should give your plants the best chance to flourish!
Use a UV Spray
If you want your artificial greenery to stay green for a while, take care of it! Although our products have built-in UV protection, you should still apply UV-resistant spray to help prevent fading and discoloration caused by exposure to sunlight. And don’t worry, this isn’t a labor-intensive task, as you only need to spray your fauxliege every few months for the best results. But be sure to choose a spray that’s specifically designed for fake plants to avoid further damage.
Have a Plan
Before purchasing your favorite artificial greenery, you should have a plan in place for how you’ll use it and where you’ll prop it. And sure, you might have some idea about where you want your vertical garden to go, but what if it arrives and you realize it’s not the right size for your wall? Or your mixing and matching have bred clashing aesthetics and a mishmash of styles? So, why not eschew the frustration and get everything in order before buying?
Last but not least, consider trying out samples of different types of fake greenery before committing to a larger purchase. This is the best way to determine which products look best in your space and whether or not they add or subtract from the aesthetic you’re going for. Luckily, many online retailers (like Designer Plants) and brick-and-mortar stores offer samples for free or for an insignificant cost, which will help you make a more informed decision.
Who knew artificial greenery could be so advantageous?
And that’s why we’re excited to share our knowledge and love for fake plants with as many Americans as possible.
So, if you’re looking to dress up your living area, why not give a fake green wall a chance? If you’re not sure what you want, we’re always here to help.