Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Outdoor Artificial Plants and Flowers
It's never to early to start thinking about Spring and all the flowers that come along with the warmer weather. I know it's in the middle of winter however, the spring thaw will be upon us before you know it. This video shows some great ideas with outdoor artificial plants, flowers and trees. These require absolutely no maintenance whatsoever.
When planting real flowers they may only last a few weeks before the flowers loose their petals. With artificial outdoor flowers you can have them last all year long. Many hotels and resorts use artificial plants and flowers in their outdoor spaces because quite simply there are areas they just can't get irrigation to. this makes for an easy and beautiful fix to this problem. Many guests will walk right by not even realizing they are not real.
Have a pool? this is ideal for these types of plants and flowers because most pool areas get some splash around the edges of the pool causing chlorine and chemicals to kill the foliage placed around the pool.
Live in an arid climate? when water rationing is in effect such as in southern California or other areas of the Southwest, this is the only way of having flowers in your yard. Many states in the Southwest are even giving tax credits for installing artificial grass and drought tolerant landscaping. You can check with your local government to find out if they are offering these types of credits or rebates before purchasing. Even if they don't offer any type of rebate, you still save hundreds if not thousands in the long run.
Of course many of the artificial outdoor plants and flowers are made of a poly blend plastic material instead of fabric like many indoor plants are made of, but this is done for a reason. The fabric indoor style silk plants and flowers are generally made of a coated or dipped polyester. If used outdoors it would be like hanging clothing out in the sun and weather for months on end. This would cause the clothing to fade and the same is with the indoor style artificial plants and flowers. This is why they outdoor versions are made from a poly blend plastic, often times it is UV treated, because it will last for years and won't fade like traditional style artificial plants and flowers.
The initial cost to acquire these is often higher than your typical indoor varieties however they will give you long lasting beauty outside. It is often time less expensive than having to hassle with live plants when factoring in the replacement costs each year.
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