Fencing in the Beauty with Artificial Green Walls
In these days where condominium residents have a keen sense of aesthetic and aspire to live in a lush development, the simple green wire fence of yester-year is not going to suffice. We recently helped a few condominiums up their fence game using artificial plants.
Objective: Artificial Green Wall Shield
This condominium, located near a public area with high foot traffic, needed a shield from curious passers-by. The old way of simply weaving green shiny plastic strips into the fence may get the job done, but would not create the tropical paradise living environment that many homeowners aspire to. So our artificial green walls did their part by blocking out the view unobtrusively.
The artificial plants worked hand-in-hand with the small shrubs in planter boxes to protect residents from prying eyes. This jives with our policy of complementing, and not replacing nature.
Objective: Curb Sky-high Maintenance Costs
This condominium was unable to upkeep the “live” green walls due to Singapore’s harsh weather conditions. The prohibitive costs of replacing dead brown plants perched high up on the buildings would eat into the condominium’s maintenance fund and with the change to artificial green walls, the mounting costs of maintaining and replacing the “live” green walls were curbed.
Objective: Improve Aesthetics
This condominium wanted to provide its residents with a beautiful home and got us to weave our artificial plants into the fence. The artificial vertical gardens we created for them require no maintenance and last for years.
It’s important to select artificial plants that are meant for outdoor use though. Most of the plants that we get from our neighbourhood artificial flowers stores are meant for indoors and will fade off very quickly under the hot sun. Within months, they could end up looking like a pale and brittle version of their initial look.
What these condominiums didn’t realize is that they achieved much more than what they initially intended with the artificial green walls. The artificial vertical gardens helped to dampen noise in the area and make the sound environment more comfortable for residents.
Some would also argue that the property value also goes up due to the beauty of these artificial green walls.
The green façade of the building also help to improve the psychological well-being of the residents and the people who gaze upon them. These benefits, though difficult to quantify, are very meaningful.