Slippery Step Remedy

This weekend like may others across the county we were facing first frosts which welcomed with it slippery front door steps, thanks to the wet weather causing slimey algae to grow all over it. An accident was waiting to happen, and unfortunatly my daughter beat us all to it whilst she was racing out the front door last week, slipped and gashed her knee. Action needed to be taken and this wasn’t a job I could add onto the bottom of my wives 3 monthly maintainance to do list!

I firstly looked into specialist slip resistant grit paint but after looking closely at the finish I felt it made the step look somewhat grimey!

I needed to look much closer to home than this… artificial grass was the perfect solution! Why had I not thought of this sooner! Using a staple gun I simply glad the whole step taking less that 10 minutes! Not only does this look great but works perfectly as an unavoidable front door mat, the mud and pebbles have certainly disappered inside our front door since this grass was layed.

In the spring time if I decide to take this up, the grass will have protected the decking timber underneath so no more algae will have grown saving me the job of the annual pressure wash in April.

The Artificial grass I used here was long summer meadow supplied by Artificial Landscapes

Alternative to Wallpaper

Wallpaper has done us proud for many years and for many interior cannot be beaten. However, nobody can deny that it is ver one dimensional and is limiten to the texture it can offer an interior.

London’s top interior designer have been creating this season key botanical look by adding artificial foliage to interior walls. The foliage adds an extra charasmatic dimension to room with the beautiful texture the foliage offers.

Not only does the foliage look great but it also offers additional heat and sound insulation to your walls
The foliage does not have to be used to cover the full wall but can be used as in panels to create a quirky wall feature

Unlike many wallpapers and fabrics artificial boxwood foliage is UV stable which prevents and discolour of fading caused by sunlight. This helps the boxwood foliage panles be useful for more practical purpooses such as sink splash backs to help protect your wall against water stains

Get the look with our artificial boxwood hedging panels

Artificial Vertical Gardens and Green Walls

Green walls and vertical garden keep popping up in areas of botanically beauty and anyone that appreciates beautiful interiors and gardens cannot help admire the craftsmanship and skill that goes into firstly building up also maintaining these impressive features. Evergreen Direct have now devised an artificial green wall that cuts out any of the hard work or maintenance that  come with vertical gardens.

 These artificial greenery is simply fixed to basic trellis work or for permanent feature fixed using an adhesive to the wall

 Popular plants to use are artificial ferns, trailing ivy varieties, and Dracaena’s. If forever you wanted to go for a slightly more simple look using artificial boxwood foliage in panels on top of paintwork can add some interesting texture and color

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Why and When to Buy Artificial Trees and Plants


Most interior environments benefit from some form of greenery, but very few are suited to the long term survival of living plants: poor light, fluctuating temperatures etc. are just a couple of reasons why it is difficult to keep healthy looking live plants.

This is where evergreen can help…we are specialists in replica & preserved treesplants & landscapes.Whether you need a simple potted plant, or a whole forest of tropical trees, any specimen that is alive & available, can be produced in replica.

Using a special technique of grafting high quality silk and polyester foliage, onto natural and preserved stems, we can produce trees, palms, shrubs & ivy’s that are almost indistinguishable from living specimens.

Transform Your Garden in Minutes With Artificial Hedging

Artificial hedging- your top secret landscaping solution

Wandering around the grounds of beautiful stately homes or open gardens cannot fail to inspire when considering planting solutions for your own property. The perfectly manicured hedges which cordon off the outside world leaving you in what could be quite comfortably considered a ‘secret garden’, a haven of tranquillity and relaxation. The forever frustrating question is how I can create this look for myself without having to spend a lot of time waiting for hedges to grow, a lot more time maintaining the hedge, and even more money on gardeners fees! The most obvious solution is to use artificial hedging that can be set up in moments and will give your garden or property the finishing touch you have always dreamed of.

 Artificial hedging in recent years has advanced incredibly which makes the product much more flexible and suitable for different environments and designs. The foliage that is used now looks 100% botanically accurate and UV stable which means it will not discolour or fade outdoors leaving it fully maintenance free and looking lush and healthy for many years, all year round.

Let me introduce to you some of the solutions that artificial hedging can now provide.

Artificial hedge privacy screening

Privacy is priceless either in your home, garden or indeed business. Not only is privacy a luxury from an aesthetic point of view, but far more importantly from a security perspective. There is complete flexibility in terms of the size of an artificial hedge which means one could be made small enough to simply impinge your view of unsightly objects such as bins. Equally a hedge could be made to surround your property from the view of the passersby, and prying eyes!

Artificial hedging barrier bars/restaurants

The external appearance of a bar or restaurant is the only thing a first time customer has to judge the business on before entering. People look for well kept, secluded looking outlets where they can imagine not only the food being good but also the ambience. Adding the finishing touch of artificial hedge to the exterior of your outlet can enhance the inviting feel drawing in many more first time customers along with keeping the exclusive ambience for your regular customers.

Artificial hedging barrier in the home

Adding the finishing touches to frame an area of your garden, balcony or patio can not only look very impactful but also add a sense of privacy in a desired space. Alternatives to artificial hedging are walls or fencing which over time look unsightly and not as in keeping with outdoor spaces.

Artificial hedge window boxes

Window boxes are fantastic for adding a burst of colour, texture and an extra dimension to your property to make it look more attractive. Maintaining a garden is often enough of a chore without adding the extra work of window boxes which are in very awkward places to maintain and water. Artificial hedging is the obvious solution to this maintenance problem, artificial hedge window boxes can be left to look beautiful all year round without any care or attention.

Artificial hedge wind break

In exposed areas such as balconies, roof terraces or decking areas, there is often very little shelter from the wind. This is especially unfortunate as these are the places you need to be sheltered in order to create little suntraps for sitting outside and enjoying the weather at its best. Synthetic hedging can give protection from all sides to keep the wind to a minimum, whilst also bordering your space and enhancing its appearance. Wind breaks can not only act as protection from the wind but also dust and debris such as fallen leaves from blowing over exposed areas. This at certain times of the year can save a lot of time sweeping, raking and cleaning.

Artificial event hedging

Temporary hedging is becoming an increasingly popular option every year. Events such as exhibitions, weddings, shows need hedging very quickly for many reasons; from lining walkways right up to road blocks. Many environments are not suitable for living hedges to stay alive which makes artificial the only option. Artificial hedging is now an integral piece of multi functional kit that is portable, and can be used time and time again for many different purposes

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