• Living Screens

    December 14, 2020 | Information


    Why Choose a Living Screen?

    Benefits

    Our living green walls will complement your property well, offering an aesthetically pleasing addition to your living space. They will provide a privacy element where needed and will also block out any unsightly views around gardens and also communal areas. Living screens will benefit your local environment and support local wildlife too.

    The screen structure is environmentally friendly with easy and efficient installation. They consist of an animal-friendly steel grid that is densely intertwined with climbing plants, creating instant privacy. Our living screens come in a biodegradable, coconut fibre root container that is filled with potting soil; you can plant this into the ground to allow the healthy and full development of the climbing plants and their root system. Once your living wall is planted, the container will degrade within a few years.

    Planting

    Living screens are incredibly versitile. They can be planted in the ground and will grow alongside other garden elements. If planting into the ground isn't an option, you can plant your living screens in stylish troughs that complement the rich greens of your living screen. 
    Living screens are the perfect choice for your
    garden offering privacy and a stylish wall feature. They are also perfect for residential and commercial areas such as schools, apartment blocks and along pathways, filling communities with vibrance and beauty.

    Installing Your Living Screens

    Tools You Will Need:

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    Installation Preparation

    • The box of brackets can be found between the hedge panels. Clear any plant debris and stones from the planting area
    • Dig a 40cm x 40cm trench. Allow at least 5cm distance from all edges and pathways. Make sure your trench length is 1.25m – 1.3m per hedge panel
    • Use a string guide to make sure you maintain a straight hedge line.
    • Backfill the trench up to 20cm with good quality soil. Ensure the soil is watered thoroughly before installing.
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    Installation with Hardwood Posts

    • Hardwood posts available in 2.75 or 3.05 metres.
    • Space the posts 132cm (centre to centre). Dig the post holes in the ground. Place the posts perpendicular.
    • Position the hedge alongside the post to determine the bracket height. Mark the upper bracket position at the height of the second horizontal wire (on your screen). This bracket supports the hedge from beneath.
    • Place the lower bracket in the middle of the hedge. This bracket supports the hedge from above.
    • Drill holes and fix the brackets. Use the same dimensions when wall mounting.
    • Add foundations at a depth or 25cm – 30cm below the ground. Hang the hedge on the brackets ensuring no plants or leaves are caught.
    • The coconut fibre container should no longer be visible. Backfill around the roots with good quality soil. Provide sufficient and regular water after installation.

    Installation with Steel Posts

    • Steel posts are available in 1.75m, 2.6m, 3.1m.
    • Dig post hole at every 132cm (centre to centre). Erect the posts at the same height as the hedge. Place the posts perpendicular
    • Add foundations at depth of 25-30cm below the ground.
    • There are 2 types of brackets to install the hedge. The middle brackets are used to extend the hedge. The end brackets are used on the end posts. Attach the upper bracket 25cm from the top of the post. The lower bracket is placed at the middle of the hedge.
    • The coconut fibre container should sit below ground level. Backfill the plant hole around the roots with good quality soil. Firmly compact the soil around the roots. Provide sufficient and regular water after installation.
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    Customising Your Green Screen

    Use a concrete cutter to downsize your green screen, keeping in mind that each mesh is 10cm x 25cm.

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