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Additional steps for helping your design process

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In this blog entry we will revisit a blog we had before that pertained to jump-starting your design project with artificial plants. As a refresher we will revisit those two steps briefly before moving ahead with the rest of the information we will cover today. The first step we talked about was “Picking your foliage variety”. From boxwood, ivy, azalea, pearl grass, and juniper you have a plethora of options to make the design you create match with whatever theme you are trying to create. That moves right into the second step we talked about which was “Picking a theme”. Knowing the theme is going to help your design process because it will be making you look at the broad picture before getting too specific. When we take in the broad view everything tends to be more simple later on. So let us begin and start to look at the different ways we can make a design flourish with two additional steps that are more focused.

Step 1. Choose your product

So you have picked a foliage variety and identified your theme in regard to the design you are formulating. The next step is to pick the products you will use for your theme and since you have the foliage already picked out this becomes a lot simpler. When designing a project most people tend to use our artificial hedges in some capacity, because of their traditional look and how easy they are to customize. You can also look into our artificial topiaries that are both modern and traditional depending on what type you choose to use. We carry cone topiaries that are seen in various royal gardens and on the front steps of mansions. We carry ball topiaries in any size with as many sequence balls lined up vertical or horizontal. Also, we have topiaries that come in spirals in all foliage varieties and in any shape just like the rest of our custom products. We can build these topiaries out of the foliage you choose into any shape or character you desire, limits are not in our vocabulary. Green walls are also something that must be considered when you are in the design process. These works of art are becoming super trendy and large companies are placing them everywhere within their ways. We are talking tech giants like Google and Apple with others like Chanel and Barney’s in New York. Green walls are essentially a mix of foliage and colored artificial plants that are then hung up in large tapestry-like dimensions to be displayed. They make up for wallpaper that is strictly two dimensional and with the extra dimension added in, it will sure to be an eye-dropping spectacle to whoever passes it. We explain all this to show you that the possibilities for your design are almost endless with the amount of customizing available through our manufacturing process at Commercial Silk International. Understanding the foliage behind it and the theme you are trying to embrace with the design is crucial for this step, because it allows you to narrow certain products down until you find the perfect fit. Even though our faux boxwood hedges tend to be the most popular of all of the products we sell, we can create anything out of our artificial foliage and have done so for the past 30+ years. With the products we carry and the amount of foliage we have on hand no project is out of our hand. We have 7 highly skilled project managers on the phone with customers constantly; writing proposals, formulating budgets, and going over the top service-wise to help your design come to fruition. Artificial products are the future of landscape and our company has made this become the leading provider of specialty products like artificial boxwood. With more and more architects and interior/exterior designers building landscapes with artificial hedge products it is no wonder more and more regular consumers are as well. It is the new trend and with this step and the ones we have discussed before it may be all you need to make your design truly come to life.

Step 2. Build your budget

Now that you have the foliage, theme, and products decided for the project you are creating, it is time to look at how to finance it. Artificial plants and boxwood hedges may seem to have a high cost at first. This is something a sales representative will explain in further detail, but we will touch on it a little in this entry. The amount of work that goes into putting together a all-natural landscape does not stop, ever. You must prune it every week, water it every other day (or every day if you live in the heat), and continuously keep up on the weeds and extra growth the plants will produce. This is something that only people with a lot of time and a love for work outside of “actual” work would want to do in their spare time. That alone we believe negates the extra cost you put towards making your landscape artificial. Faux boxwood hedges and all the other types of products require no maintenance and no watering, you just secure them where they need to go and you are set. This, and this alone, is probably the biggest advantage when switching to artificial plants themed in a landscape design. When you have went through all the above questions and are ready to start the design, then you will be able to confidently work with our project managers who will create an easy proposal that fits your needs. We do not like to be pushy with our clients, rather we like to get all the information we can (hence the steps) and then from our knowledge tell you upfront what can and cannot be done within your budget. This part can get long and drawn out at time, but hopefully with the information you have received this can make everything run smoother and get you your landscape as quickly as possible.

Faux boxwood Hedges as decoration pieces

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As we continue to talk about artificial hedges and their importance to landscape design, we must also recognize the ways they have and will continue to be utilized is architecture, fashion, and prestigious events. Living foliage is something that has been used countless times as a way of displaying class and sophistication, and is still being used more and more as celebrities have become as popular as ever worldwide but especially in the western world. When thinking about these events such as The Grammy’s, Super Bowl interviews, and the Oscars we definitely do not make an effort to look at the setting surrounding the celebrities, but if we did we could easily see boxwood hedges and their influence. These events always have some sort of greenery as backdrop and it makes the celebrities appearance that much more appealing from a visual aesthetic standpoint. Using artificial boxwood hedges is actually something that the set designers and producers for these large galas utilize, as it is a less expensive alternative and is faster than growing and maintaining authentic boxwood. Commercial Silk International has supplied to these events with our faux boxwood, juniper, azalea, ivy, and pearl grass screens and hedges. One major event that requested our expertise is the U.S. Open, which again used these products as a backdrop for photo shoots with the celebrities. With our efficient workforce and knowledge of the industry as leader for the past 30 plus years we can make any event shine with our fake boxwood hedge pieces.

As a decoration piece artificial hedges and screens find their way into many different events that are not limited to just celebrities. Backdrops made from faux boxwood hedges also get their use from famous model events hosted by fashion designers such as Versace, Chanel, and Christian Dior to name a few. With big names like this at the head of the fashion industry you know they rely on quality visuals and pictures to make their clothes stand out and make them seem as trendy as possible. This is why these brand have become so popular, because due to the amount of effort put into the design and finding the right body to showcase it, if the pictures can’t be perfect enough to reach the rest of the world all of that is done in vain. Using artificial boxwood hedges is a simple and effective way to get the perfect picture for these world renowned designers, and using our specific products we can assure them that they contain all the realistic details as the authentic foliage. Using either artificial juniper screens or fake azalea hedges these designers get the luxury of not having to find authentic hedges that are already grown and pruned, and can just get these products straight from us built to their exact specifications. As a backdrop, artificial boxwood screens tend to be more effective decoration piece because they are rigid and easily moveable from stage to stage. Our faux boxwood hedges come with bases that can be put on carts and rolled easily enough as well, but screens tend to be the more popular decoration piece for these situations. Whatever piece you are looking at using as a decoration piece you can know when you purchase artificial boxwood foliage from Commercial Silk International that you are getting a top quality product that is built to last.

Let’s now talk about weddings. If the first two paragraphs did not resonate with you in any way, then this sure will. Weddings are hands down the biggest moments we as individuals can experience, and they require more planning than most of us realize when we start to look towards that big day. A simple way to make the decor for your wedding stand out to the people you invite, and help you compete with others in your circle who are planning weddings as well, it's to install a faux boxwood hedge. This simple decoration piece will most definitely bring aura of sophistication and classiness to your wedding that quite frankly can’t be duplicated. Imagine having your own professional backdrop for photos just like they have at fashion and award shows, this is all possible through the use of artificial hedges. Decoration pieces can be simple and you can make our screens or hedges into any size you need, so if you are just looking for a single backdrop that is a definite possibility. Not only can these be used just as a backdrop, but many wedding planners have used them as a way to hang up announcements or the bride and groom's names adding flair to the already beautiful decor in display. The great benefit for people using these faux boxwood hedges for their wedding is that they do not need to be treated with any of our special treatments, since they’re most likely going to be used just once and then put someplace safe for the next big event. If you’re worried about the safety of the product and it’s durability then no need to worry, Commercial Silk has developed treatments to keep these decoration pieces long-lasting and safe. ThermaLeaf will keep it fire-resistant for those designers who need to stay within the law (New York especially), and PermaLeaf is our treatment used when you need the product to last outdoors for many years. Please contact us and speak to a specialized project manager for more details on these treatments, we will go into more depth on the technology in later blog entries.

With artificial boxwood foliage made into hedges, screens, and privacy walls you can have a decoration piece that is the epitome of class. With the expertise of Commercial Silk International and our experience within the industry we can build exactly what you need. We create longer lasting decoration pieces out of our faux boxwood foliage that is proven time and time again to be more beneficial than the authentic plant. Contact us today to get in touch with a project manager and begin to see the endless possibilities of decor pieces you can create with faux boxwood foliage.

Artficial boxwood hedges in various cultures

As we continue along this blog journey we will be throwing in pieces that pertain to design and how to build a landscape out of artificial hedges, but we will also look at broader topics to give a better idea of the importance of artificial hedges. Today’s segment will take us through the world and look at how hedges are still a major piece of art for landscaping and design purposes. Artificial foliage makes all the examples we show a reality as they are low maintenance, easy to install, and realistic products that have a profound impact. Commercial Silk is a leader in creating artificial works of art with their green walls, mat rolls, screens, and hedges made out of a variety of foliages. We specialize in faux boxwood as this is the most popular, but we have foliage types in the range of traditional juniper to a more contemporary fake pearl grass. All these varieties and product types have been used in various projects and gardens throughout the world, so let us not waste anymore time and dive right in.

South Korea

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Asian countries are well known for their expertise when it comes to boxwood hedges and no country demonstrates this more than South Korea. Korean gardens are known for being extremely natural and life-like so that they can blend in with the authentic world. Taking many of their ideas from Chinese gardens of old, South Korean gardens have been present for thousands of years. As you can tell from the picture above, they make very unique pieces and are almost perfect in their execution. The boxwood foliage pieces above are represent clouds almost flawlessly, but this can be easily done with the same level of detail using Commercial Silk artificial boxwood products. We have high-level designers in our workforce that are skilled in crafting our faux boxwood pieces into designs reflected all over the world. If this is a piece that you would like to see replicated and brought to your own back yard or business park, then Commercial Silk has the fake foliage and designers to make it happen.

China

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China is well known for their luscious gardens and attention to detail when it comes to designing landscape art. They are by far the only country that has been consistent with their approach in terms of detail, functional appearance, and sheer amount of design. Their gardens do not just contain boxwood hedges but also use natural landscape like waterfalls, stones, and creeks to shape a truly remarkable piece of art. If you were ever to travel to China then one of the things that will always blow you away is the gardens, and we at Commercial Silk have identified these characteristics and incorporated them into our products design. We can build artificial hedges that bring extreme attention to detail in form just like the Chinese gardens of old and new. With contemporary faux foliage such as ivy and juniper we craft products that are trending and make a landscape very similar to the highly detailed chinese gardens.

Japan

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Looking at Japan and their gardens it is easy to see how they are just as influenced in their design as the other countries. However, Japanese gardens are seen as more of a place for meditation than to appeal to the onlooker. Their boxwood pieces are in the forms of spirals and cloud shapes like their South Korean counterparts. They use boxwood foliage hedges to create a space that is calming for people to enter and be at peace. It is this traditional appeal that we at Commercial Silk would like to bring you as a home wonder or business partner. With our boxwood foliage products you can build an everlasting oasis for you guests using faux ivy, juniper, azalea, or whatever variety you choose. With our artificial hedges you can create privacy barriers just like the ones seen in japanese gardens, that keep the stresses of the modern world at bay and allow you time to be alone in the present moment. Our faux topiaries will add an even more surreal experience and choosing to have them shaped into cloud like structures will be sure to impress clients and take them to a whole new culture. There are endless opportunities when it comes to creating landscapes with artificial boxwood products, and with the help of our team at Commercial Silk International we can ensure that they last and are exactly the design to fit your needs

Africa

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The last area we will look into is the continent of Africa, which has not as many gardens due to the extreme heat but still finds themselves creating wonderful landscapes in certain regions. African gardens are primarily found in South Africa and are very sparse when compared to the Asian countries. The popular ones have a vast amount of grass with lush gardens dotted throughout the expanse. The use of cone topiaries, hedges, and boxwood shrubbery is very consistent as well as adding in their own native plants and bushes. Creating something similar to the image above with artificial hedges is a real possibility and easily done with the technology and expertise at Commercial Silk. We build artificial hedges that are one of a kind and can withstand extreme heat just like what is found in African countries. Building a faux juniper topiary or fake ivy cone spiral is a simple yet effective way to make your lawn a cultural getaway for you and your family. The best part of using artificial products is that you will be satisfied knowing that they will not fade or become brittle, lending to an overwhelming sense of security in your purchase. Working with our project managers on site will help you gain a better perspective of the level of detail and effort we put into every project.

We have traveled around the world in this blog and seen examples of the different gardenscapes seen across the world. They look brilliant and though they are authentic and completely all-natural we at Commercial Silk can make them a reality with artificial boxwood foliage. We hope you know have a better idea for your own personal landscape design, and if you have any other suggestions for future blog post topics please let us know!

How to install fake hedges

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Today we will be discussing the various strategies that go into installing fake hedges as a decoration piece. When starting to get into the artificial landscape trends it is important to understand what you want as a goal for the products you are purchasing. In this segment we will be focusing on artificial hedges as decoration, but they are not limited to just that and can be used for many other purposes. Commercial Silk’s artificial hedges have been used for privacy purposes, barriers in corporate spaces, and as dividing lines in outdoor bars/restaurants. We will get into those different topics later on in this blog series, but for now our main focus is to help explain how to install hedges as eye-candy for open spaces. Boxwood hedges have been used in this way for hundreds of years and just recently has the appearance of fake hedges grown to make a huge dent in the authentic plants industry. As people are becoming more and more aware of the potential artificial hedges bring in terms of reducing the waste of water and being far less intensive in terms of maintenance, their popularity will continue to rise. So take these 4 simple steps into serious consideration as you begin to shape your landscape with artificial hedges, it will make the work far more enjoyable and will yield a better result.

Step 1. Choose a location
This may seem like the most simplest of steps and it is to an extent, but many people do not thoroughly think through this before they begin installing and end up putting more work into the process than needed. “Location, location, location” is a common American idiom and it applies to almost anything, so when deciding on how to landscape with faux boxwood hedges you must pick a location that is perfect. Here are some examples, you can place them to run parallel along the sides of your walkway which is sure to add extra flare to the entrance of your home or business for guests and clients. Another idea is to place square or various patterns of faux boxwood hedges in symmetrical spots throughout the lawn, and in doing this it will clearly show off your creative and sophisticated mind even as a novice landscaper. Most people will use boxwood hedges for their traditional purpose (as a barrier or privacy wall to enclose a garden), but we at Commercial Silk have helped numerous projects create a landscape that is much more than that. Here are some photos further describe the point I am trying to make.

Step 2. Choose a shape
This part goes along with step one as it is imperative to know the location as you begin to design the type of fake hedge you want. We at Commercial Silk International have built a wide variety of faux hedges in various designs to fit customers’ exotic needs and preferences’. We have built artificial boxwood hedges in the forms of half-spheres, spiraling cones, curving rectangles, and many other interesting shapes in hopes of creating an everlasting appeal in both design and functionality. The shape must also fit the other parts of the landscape, so if you have a lawn that is set up as a grid, it may be ideal to stick to that pattern and have a artificial hedge built with straight lines. Now, if your lawn is more sporadic and you have circular gardens or herb grows throughout, you have more freedom in creating a design for you faux hedge that fits those criteria. Our Project Managers at Commercial Silk have been working with artificial boxwood hedges for many years and will have suggestions for you throughout the process, but it is always good as a consumer to understand your needs before getting varying opinions.

Step 3. Choose a baseboard
The hedges we build at Commercial Silk come with baseboards that our customers choose when going through the design process. The three we specialize in are: foam, natural wood, and metal. As you can assume, the foam baseboard is our least expensive option but visually unappealing and is only really utilized when you are not planning on keeping the hedge outside for an extended period of time or if you are using it indoors for a few events. Natural wood baseboards are the most visually appealing for our faux boxwood hedges and exude a more modern and contemporary look as a landscape pieces. Time and time again, our customers come back to this baseboard treatment because it’s trendy and at the same time can last just as long as the hedge. Metal baseboard var in their usage, but most of the time these are for heavy duty projects in commercial sites where longevity is of utmost importance.

Step 4. Choose a proprietary chemical treatment
The reason we at Commercial Silk International are a leader in building commercial artificial hedges for large projects as well as homeowners is that we have created chemicals that ensure that our products last. ThermaLeaf® and PermaLeaf® are two chemicals that we have spent years perfecting to meet customers needs for longevity and safety for the products they purchase. We can get into a more in-depth analysis as we get further along in this blog, but for now we will give the basis so you can have an idea when installing your fake boxwood hedges. PermaLeaf® is our proprietary spray that will ensure that the faux hedge you purchase will not fade in extreme sunlight, and will not brittle in intensely cold climates. This is our most common blend of chemicals for homeowners as they look to place these outside in the elements, the technology behind this treatment will give you the peace of mind knowing the money spent is not going to waste after 5 years. ThermaLeaf® is our chemical treatment that will protect the space you put it in from intensifying unfortunate fire outbreaks. This is something that is most commonly used in commercial areas where fire codes plan a huge part into how artificial plants and hedges are utilized. If you are planning to put this outside it is not something that is required, but our Project managers can help with that decision as the order process goes along.

With all that said these are the 4 simple but effective steps to take into consideration when designing and installing artificial boxwood hedges. They will help as you continue your research into faux hedges and hopefully will help the process of designing your landscape less cumbersome.

Trends in artificial boxwood hedges

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In today’s day and age we are seeing more and more simple solutions to combating environmental changes that seem to be ever present. As the world and people become more conscious of their decisions in regards to energy consumption and the usage of valuable resources, simple changes in our lives can have a huge impact. One of these changes can come as we decide whether to landscape our homes with authentic plants or artificial. We as a company have been aware of this trend for the past 30+ years and have developed our brand to help consumers make the easy choice. Our faux boxwood hedges have been perfected to look exactly like their real counterparts, and have added chemicals imbedded in the foliage to make them impervious to a variety of elements.

Recognizing this trend goes beyond just our daily lives, but also into the lives of the celebrities and people who have major influences on the world. Looking at some famous event gatherings (The Grammys, U.S. Open, The Oscars, etc.) you can easily see the appearance of artificial plant products if you take the time to notice. Most of these gatherings feature a nice photoshoot of the celebrities, letting them show off their latest looks so we as consumers can dream and try to keep up with what they are putting out. With these photoshoots there is always a backdrop, and more often than not this is a fake artificial hedge that we at Commercial Silk have built. We have supplied for the U.S. Opens and The Oscars just this past year, and have had enormous amounts of compliments ranging from how durable they are to how authentic they look. Supplying our boxwood hedges and wall panels to these events show how easily they can be utilized in any situation, rather than having to take the time to grow the real thing and get it shipped from destination to destination. Our boxwood foliage screens are simple solutions to a world that is changing it’s thoughts on appropriate water usage and energy consumption.

Not only are our faux boxwood hedges a vital part of the entertainment culture, but they are growing in the restaurant and bar scene as well. If you live in a large city and frequent these types of establishments you may have never actually looked closely at the plant decor. More times than not you will find some form of artificial hedge or ivy wall hangings that adorn the interior and exterior. As bar owners try to cut down on costs they are finding that faux plants are a very viable and hardly discernible answer to maintaining authentic plants. Next time you go to one of these places take a look around and try to find these examples, there is no doubt if you find the right places this will hold true. Commercial Silk supplies many products to these businesses alone, and hear very positive feedback in regards to how patrons respond to our artificial boxwood foliage products look and feel.

These products are not limited to just celebrities or businesses looking to please customers, but we are seeing them trend in regular households as well throughout the country and world. One huge factor that is playing a role in this is climate change, but it’s also worth noting that people are becoming more aware of trends and jumping on them faster than ever. Whether it’s a stay at home mom using our artificial privacy screens or a dad hosting his Super Bowl party and rolling out a artificial boxwood roll for decoration, these are all scenarios that are trending in the world of artificial plants. Silk boxwood foliage is continuing to be used and as a company we at Commercial Silk have recognized these upward trends and are making the product better year after year.

As we look at the trends we must recognize what makes these products such a commodity in both entertainment, business and personal home use. Artificial green walls and hedges can be creatively built to make a lasting impression on any space while also displaying a sense of formality that will make anyone feel like a celebrity. As vital pieces in the fashion and entertainment industry, Commercial Silk has managed to perfect the manufacturing of products that last outdoors and are impervious to the elements. We also have designed a way to make sure our products do not increase the risk of life-threatening fire outbreaks, which some people may be fearful of when looking into artificial foliage. We are creative yet smart and with that we design fake boxwood hedges and mats to be safe and effective for any person, business, or event.

As the world looks more into the trend of faux boxwood walls and their usefulness we at Commercial Silk have been prepared to handle any order. Whether you want to follow the trend of major events and build a fake boxwood screen to be used for family photos and prom season, we have the engineers and project managers to help you get just that. Or maybe you were are the usual bar and you finally noticed how they use faux boxwood hedges as a dividing tool for the guest, and now this is something you can see as a major piece in your home. We have specialized project managers who are creative and can make your dream become a reality. These trends are not going away and artifical plants will continue to be a staple seen on TV and in our daily lives, hopefully for the long haul. This is not because we want more demand, but simply because they are less of a natural resource waster and cut down energy consumption. So take the time to look and find these instances where fake hedges and wall mats are being used around you. Find the trend and see where you could place maybe a artificial screen or mat roll in your own yard. Now that you recognize and know of the trend it will become more and more apparent how artificial plants are the way to go.

Enviromental changes and their impact on artificial landscaping

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As humans who live on this beautiful planet we are aware that the world is drastically being changed every single year. Our summers seem to be longer and hotter and our winters tend to be more mild and less of a pain than in years past. As kids growing up there was always certain periods of time where the seasons would change, and more and more we are seeing them come and go as they please. This change in weather is causing serious issues to people living within the states, especially on the west coast. According to an article titled, Drought Watch, "More than 70 percent of California was in “extreme” drought, with nearly half of the state in “exceptional” drought, the most serious category, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor"(). It does not matter whether you believe that we as individuals are changing the environment or that global warming is just a myth, the truth is that things are changing and we just need to adapt. We do not have to be in constant fear, but rather understand these changes and plan accordingly so we can live freely without missing a beat.

Now I bet you are wondering what all this preaching has to do with landscaping, and I will get there. But first, we must recognize what these weather changes to that effect some of the comforts we so easily take for granted. One big one is our lawns and gardens, and as we see more and more summer days with less water this may change how we approach these two comforts. It is nice to step outside and look at the ivy draped across our retaining wall, or spending Saturday afternoons shaping our juniper bushes so that they look immaculate in the summer sun. These comforts are special to us and as landscapers and garden aficionados we take pride in maintaining the living plants that surround us. However, as the climate continues to get warmer each year we must take a hard look at the cost and how much it truly means to us. We must also think of how even though having living plants is special and if maintained right can be a huge addition to the appearance of our home, having live plants at this current time may not be as feasible. Also, even if it is feasible and the resources seem to be ever present, I think as morally decent people it is imperative that we look at how we are using our precious resource of water. Looking into various methods that reduce water waste for landscaping, like Xeriscape, is important as we continue to work towards a more sustainable planet.

I am not trying to deter you from landscaping, but rather point out a new perspective that allows you to see the bigger picture. Landscaping adds value to real estate, as a city project it gives the community something beautiful to look at, and in commercial buildings it makes for a better experience whether it's at workplaces or in large shopping centers. Boxwood foliage mixed with topiaries, hedges, and privacy walls are staples that surround amazing architecture and bring a sense of formality. These are luxuries that we can still enjoy and have been for the past hundreds of years, but unfortunately they also take up a valuable resource that we cannot afford to lose.

Luckily enough there are easy solutions out there that make having a landscape a whole lot more inexpensive, and much easier to maintain. The cost of initially building a landscape as a homeowner can be fairly expensive, especially if you are new and don't have a clear vision for what you want.

"Nationally, the average price to hire a landscape designer is about $5,200. The range for most homeowners is between $4,200 and $6,200. However, the most in-depth projects may cost more than $10,000 to plan due to the significant number of variables at play" (improvenet.com). For that same price you can build a landscape consisting of traditional boxwood foliage that is both weather-resistant and impervious to fading. At Commercial Silk International we specialize in the manufacturing of artificial plants to keep up with the changing climate.

Our products have been used by large organizations all over the world, and have been tested every year for their effectiveness in reducing potential fire outbreaks and keeping their natural appearance. Renowned companies like Disney, Universal Studios, and events like the U.S. Open have used our artificial plant products for years and swear by it's quality. Modern backdrops that are seen at events like the Grammy's are made in our facilities and crafted by our highly skilled employees. Our boxwood hedges make up a large part of the landscaping at attractions and their fade-resistant properties ensure that they last years and years before ever being needed to replace.

If companies like that are using our products, then you should feel safe knowing you are buying from a reputable source that has been in the industry 30+ years. Instead of maintaining a sprinkler system to water the ivy on your retaining wall, it's time to consider moving to a faux ivy bush that looks the same, but is a simpler and more cost effective solution. Instead of always having to prune the topiary adorning your front steps, maybe consider an artificial boxwood cone spiral that is just as authentic. Whatever your project of home decor needs are we can make a product for you. With our PermaLeaf® (Fade-resistant) and ThermaLeaf® (Fire-retardant) properties we craft a superior product unlike our competitors.

Realizing that some luxuries are not as hyped up as they tend to be may be hard at first, but in the case of extensive landscaping it should be easy to see how artificial is becoming the new trend. In states like California we are already seeing faux boxwood hedges popping up everywhere, as large companies opt for a less expensive, more sustainable, and equally as pleasing solution. Our hedges are built to be resistant to weather and the elements which makes it easier to purchase with a peace of mind. So as we step outside and enjoy the increasingly warm climate we live in, we should also consider how we decorate our lawns, company facilities, and commercial buildings. Using artificial plants is a trend that will continue to grow, and with products like our boxwood foliage it will stay for a long time.

Redefining Landscaping for the 21st Century—Artificial Boxwood Topiary

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Topiaries add grace and charm to any setting, giving off a decorative yet elegant feel. The advantage of using topiaries in your interior space is that they come in various shapes and sizes, and hence can be used in diverse ways—given the pride of place in the centre of a mall or hotel lounge, or tucked away snugly into little corners and alcoves. Boxwood is an ideal plant to shape into topiaries, as the dense shrubbery and deep green leaves make it an attractive plant to be kept indoors. However, tending after a real boxwood plant can be tiresome as they grow quickly and are subject to pest attack. That is why using artificial boxwood topiaries for decorating interior spaces is fast becoming a popular practice.

Advantages of using artificial plants
There are numerous advantages of using artificial plants over real ones for bringing in a dash of green into your homes.

  • Artificial plants require no maintenance—and thus are ideal for commercial spaces where the number of footfalls can damage the plants easily.

  • Interior spaces usually admit very little sunlight, thus plants like boxwood and vines will find it difficult to survive.

  • Boxwood grows quickly, and might require constant pruning and snipping—there is no undergoing this headache for artificial plants.

  • Several varieties of artificial boxwood can be made-to-order in various designs, thus avoiding the onerous debacle of constantly keeping them in shape

Advantages of using artificial boxwood topiaries:
Boxwood is called “Man’s oldest garden ornamental”, so it has been around as a favourite decor plant for quite some time. The American boxwood variety Buxus sempervirens is a medium sized plant with thick, tiny leaves a vibrant green in color. These can be easily imitated with polyester or synthetic fiber, and striations, wrinkles and other realistic devices can be added by hand-painting. Boxwood faux plants are in high demand for interior design for several reasons; some of them are as follow:

  • The flexibility and the number of ways they can be employed in ornamentation:

You can put boxwood hedges on window-boxes, or place individual topiaries at doorways and other corners, or fix them on the edges of an interior garden you plan. Tiny boxwood topiaries can also be placed at reception desks or employee work-spaces to liven up the atmosphere with a streak of green.

  • The shapes of boxwood topiaries:

The sheer number of variations of boxwood topiaries—balls, cones, spirals, balls-and-spirals etc, are an excellent advantage to reduce monotony and improvise on decorating options.

Fake boxwood hedges- guaranteed to make ordinary landscapes look extraordinary

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Boxwood hedges are a green way to retort to the pollution and climate change problem while addressing your interior decoration needs. However maintaining interior boxwood hedges could pose a lot of hassle; growing such thick shrubs inside almost always attracts insects and pest. Plus they grow pretty fast and shed too, giving rise to the absolute need for regular trimming and weeding. But here we are, offering you a smart alternative to real greens; the Fake boxwood hedges made of foam frame and plastic leaves which add a hint of green to your interiors while ameliorating the maintenance requirements

Windows to walls, boxwood hedges can become all-
Commercial silk has come up with faux boxwood hedges which come in all shapes and sizes to cater to your various interior décor needs. These are ideal for all big office buildings, hotels, restaurants, arcades and casinos which want to create a sense of private space for different functions without causing too much clutter. They can be use as separators or to define lobby spaces and under windows; the variegation of the boxwood structures lighten up the workspace. The leaves are extremely life-like which makes it impossible to tell the fake hedges apart from the real ones.

All the varieties come with their own wooden bases which has multiple varieties, ranging from flat and small to bold and high. You can find hedges from 18 inches to 36 inches in height depending on your requirements.

So who fears fire?
Since we are talking about how the artificial boxwood hedges are better for all entrepreneurs let us elaborate on their fire retardant properties as well. All the varieties of the boxwood hedges from Commercial Silk have been tested to be fire retardant since they contain compounds incorporated into their building material which makes them completely non-flammable. They also have no special light requirements; hence you can complement them with extremely bright lights or dim mood lights to suit the theme of your establishment without worrying about their longevity.

What defines the faux boxwood hedges today?
There are many other lucrative features which will make you fall in love with these boxwood hedge replicas instantly, these include-

  • They do not require any water or sunlight.
  • They are light and can be easily moved about from place to place.
  • They are completely allergen free.
  • These silk boxwood hedges do not attract any insects; hence do not require harmful insecticides or pesticides.
  • You will never have to worry about maintaining the topiary shape; simply order the variety you need according to their specs, then sit back and relax.

Crisp and Classy Beauty Faux Boxwood Topiaries

Boxwood Topiaries Boxwood topiaries are ideal for exterior landscaping. Classy and crisp faux boxwood topiaries tend to be suitable elements for exterior landscaping at commercial places like restaurants, hotels, theme and amusement parks as well as at domestic dwelling areas. These topiaries can be installed alongside a promenade. These can also be installed at your lawn or backyard. A Boxwood topiary appears to be elegantly natural, and is mostly in the form of trimmed hedges. Artificial boxwoods are made up of high quality silk. Their glossiness appeals to onlookers. Contemporary Boxwood topiaries are available in a variety of shapes and can fit within a specific space allotted to artificial landscaping.

Elegant faux boxwood topiaries for exterior decoration
Boxwood topiaries can be installed on either side of a main entrance or alongside a promenade. The full shiny leaves of artificial boxwoods need no care or maintenance. The high quality silk of which it is made up retains its luster and shine for long. Faux boxwood topiaries may be installed at gardens and lawns. If there is an artificial fountain or spring, silk Boxwood topiary can be installed circling it. Faux boxwood topiaries can also be planted outlining a patio.

Benefits of installing classy faux boxwood topiaries

  • The quality silk of which boxwood topiaries are made of retains its luster for long without needing any maintenance
  • You would not need to water it or trim it
  • The silky variants do not attract pests
  • The high quality silky material is fireproof and water resistant
  • The artificial silk trees also resist dust and pollution and stay glossy for long

Silky boxwoods for commercial landscaping
Boxwood topiaries made up of high quality silk serve the purpose of commercial landscaping superbly. These can be installed at office buildings. A theme park can be encircled with boxwood topiaries. Amusement parks that have swimming pools or lakes would be highly benefitted with such sort of decoration. Boxwood topiaries are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. As these are artificial, you would not need to trim these occasionally so that they fit within the allotted space. If you fantasize of being surrounded by nature or dream of building your business headquarters over plush green fields, then simply opt for artificial landscaping with silky trees and shrubs to get close to your fantasy practically. Artificial plants can also be used for floral or fruit arrangement at occasions.

Faux boxwood topiaries can be installed in various geometrical shapes. However, if you want something livelier, you can get these artificial boxwood topiaries organized in the shapes of animals like that of an elephant, a deer or other herbivores. These tend to be unique and compatible ideas for landscaping with faux boxwood topiaries. The crispy edges of artificial boxwoods and their silky texture compel passersby to take a look at these and consider your decorative ideas praiseworthy. Boxwood topiaries have served as suitable elements for landscaping from a long time and are still in vogue.

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