Some things were made to have spikes, artificial hedges not one of them.
In our previous blog last month, we looked at how to spot a good hedge from a poor quality one. This month we’re taking a step further by giving you 3 ways to spot a low-quality artificial hedge simply by looking at the products leafs.
Why do quality hedges matter?
When you purchase artificial hedges, you expect them to last more than a few years to beautify your home or business. Quality matters as without it, your hedges are likely to break, fade, crack or look less appealing to guests and your space.
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What do I need to look out for?
When making a purchase decision like artificial hedges, make sure you’re dealing with a high-quality product. There are many knock-offs out there, beware the cheaper produced versions.
In the picture below we’ve marked with an X, three of the main ways, you can spot a low-quality artificial hedge.
In the first picture, you can see the artificial hedge is not sitting correctly. The leafs are not aligned and are located in opposite directions. Hedges like these ones pictured not only look poor, but can be more prone to damage – not ideal for Australian weather such as storms or wind.
2. UV damage
In this second picture, the leafs have turned a completely different colour. Their shade has gone and they look like a dead plant. Artificial hedges were designed for beauty and for non-green thumbs, so these ones are definitely not ideal. When purchasing artificial hedges, always ask for UV resistant supply. Ensure you’re getting tested UV resistant hedges, not only what the store claims on their website.
3. Jiggered edges
The third picture shows leafs that are spiky. As much as we love a succulent plant or an echidna, the kid’s, pets and those walking by your hedges are not going to be happy when they cut themselves or feel sharp edges on the hedge you have installed. Plus spikes in your hedges make your green oasis look less beautiful.