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Timber benchtop in front of green hedge, with hat and blanket on it.

Overview

Green walls are all the rage at the moment, but buying and maintaining one can be costly. Why not have a go at creating your own using pieces of artificial hedge – it looks great and will last the distance. Here's how.

Steps

1Gather your tools and materials

Below are all of the tools and materials you'll need to complete this project.
Artificial hedge, nails, scissors, drill and measuring tape.

2Measure up

Garden green walls are great for covering unsightly areas of fence or using as a screen for privacy. Figure out where you'd like yours to go, measure the space and calculate how many artificial hedge  panels you will need. Each one comes in 50cm x 50cm pieces and are available to purchase from Bunnings.

Person measuring fence.

3Attach green wall panels together

Grab your pieces and attach the first two green wall panels together, by simply clicking into place. Best to start small – don't attach all your bits together at once.

Person attaching green wall panels.

4Screw panels to fence

Use your drill and wood screws to attach your first pieces to the fence. Then go forward attaching more as you go, from left to right, making sure you secure each panel with your wood screws after clicking them into place. Keep going until your area is completely covered.

Person drilling green wall tiles into fence.

5Trim any overhang

Once your last piece of green wall panel is attached, grab some scissors and trim any overhang – you want your wall to look as realistic as possible.

Person trimming artificial hedge.

6Go green

And you're done! The best bit? Your new vertical green wall doesn't need any watering! These panels are great for providing extra privacy and work particularly well on balconies. Or why not get creative and use them indoors? The sky's the limit!

Bench seat in front of artificial hedging.

7Watch the full episode

Check out the full episode from Make It Yours season one for more front yard inspiration with Dale Vine.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.