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How To Install Your Green Wall / Hedge Panels

Installation Guide for Artificial Green Walls 

Guide on installing artificial hedges and green walls

Getting Started

Artificial Green Walls are the perfect DIY project to install, and complete. No special tools or fixings are required, and you'll only need a few items commonly found at home or your local hardware. 

The most important step to get right, is making sure you order the right number of artificial green wall / hedge panels. 

To calculate how many panel you need, all you need to do is calculate your sqaure meterage - length x width.

For example, a 2m x 3m wall is 2 x 3 = 6m2, therefore you need 6m2 worth of panels.

Most of our panels are 1m x 1m so it is easy to calculate, however, some panels are 90cm x 90cm, which is .81 of a m2.

The exception to this, is if you are doing areas that are part meters, if you have offucts of less than 20cm we wouldn't often recommend re-using this if you want a perfect finish, however, if you have an area of 4m x 50cm you can easily split a 1 meter panel in half, i.e. 4m x .5m = 2m2 = 2 panels.

 

Type of Wall (or fence)

Installing fake hedges onto timber fences

Timber (paling fence, plywood, timber cladding and plaster)

Vertical Garden and Hedge Panels

Our preference, when installing onto timber is to staple the panels directly into place. We would recommend 16 staples per 1m x 1m panel. 

Simply hold the panel up (make sure it is straight), move the foliage back and staple either side of the plastic mesh. 

We would suggest 4 staples across the top, and 4 staples every 25cm in a similar way. 

*More staples are recommend in high wind areas. 

Timber / Plaster (paling fence, plywood, timber cladding, plaster walls)

Bespoke Vertical Gardens

These are a little bit different, but still easy to install.

Simply use a timber screw (approx 2-5cm long) and screw in each corner with a washer (to stop the panel slipping off).

If attaching into plaster or light-weight walls you will need to find the studs first. 

Here is a handy guide to finding studs

 

Concrete Wall / Brick / Stone

Installing fake hedges onto concrete walls

Vertical Garden and Hedge Panels & Bespoke Panels

While attaching onto brick or concrete may sound hard, it is actually very straight forward. 

Simply mark out the area using chalk or a pencil (outlining the 1m x 1m panel), and pre-drill 12 (spaced every 25cm or so) holes using a 5mm masonry drill bit

Proceed to hold the panel up and insert a 5mm Nylon Plug with a Washer, making sure to grab the plastic backing (or the metal backing for the bespoke panels).

Hammer the nylon plug all the way in, and proceed to hammer the 12 nylon plugs in.

 

Metal / Colourbond Fence

Attaching fake hedges and green walls onto metal fences

Vertical Garden and Hedge Panels & Bespoke Panels

This is a little bit more time consuming, however, still very easy.

1. Attach timber palings onto the metal fence (often you can screw into the capping at the top & the bottom guide rail), spacing them 50cm apart. 

2. Proceed to follow the 'Installing onto Timber' section. 

Alternatively, you can attach plywood or palings onto a wall using high strength glue and then proceed to staple / screw the panels directly onto the timber. 

 

Wire Fences or Tubular Structures

Cable tie fake green walls onto cyclone fences

Vertical Garden and Hedge Panels & Bespoke Panels

Attaching onto fences or walls where there are frequently spaced gaps or openings will often provide another option for attaching your green walls.

Probably the simplest solution; cable ties can be used or twist wire - simply loop it through the mesh of the panel and pull / twist tight - we'd suggest using 18 per panel to make sure it won't flap or blow around.

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