Low Maintenance Landscaping with Outdoor Green Walls


Outdoor Oasis

Imagine stepping outside onto your back porch into a lush, green oasis. You sit on your comfortable patio furniture and breathe in the fresh outdoors, admiring how the greenery has enhanced your overall wellbeing. For many, this type of luxury seems far out of reach, as outdoor gardens and landscaping can be very expensive and time consuming to manage. Luckily, there is an alternative way to enjoy the benefits and beauty of plants outdoors. VistaFolia green walls utilize artificial plants to create the type of safe haven you desire whilst providing other benefits that real plants may not offer. 

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Artificial plant panels are being used increasingly in office environments to improve sound quality.

The Acoustic Benefits of Living Wall System Panels in Offices

Acoustic Qualities of Using Faux Living Wall Panels in Your Office

UpScapers is the only provider of an acoustical faux biophilic system (Testing according to ASTM C423-17 Standard Test and ASTM E795-16  Standard Practices for Mounting Test) with a 100% effective absorption result. Reach out to us today for more information on how a Vistafolia system can create the sound environment you need to achieve with the added benefits of biophilic design. 

The office environment that you create can have a big impact on the people who work within it. Especially in times of stress, being surrounded by a soothing aesthetic can make a real difference to the way employees feel when they’re at work. The way we feel can have a knock on effect on everything, from collaboration to productivity and how engaged staff are with the business in which they work. One of the simplest ways to upgrade your interiors is with a natural aesthetic and a bit of greenery – but when it comes to plants for your office, which is best, real or artificial iving wall systems?


Will a Faux Living Wall System Work for Your Office? 

The right option for your business will depend on many different things, from the set up of the office to the resources that you have available for cleaning and maintenance. For example, if your building doesn’t get a lot of natural light then you might find it difficult to keep real plants alive. VistaFolia artificial plants and artificial living wall systems today are so realistic that it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between these leaves and the real thing so, when it comes to choosing between real and VistaFolia artificial plants, the aesthetic isn’t compromised either way.


The Benefits of Artificial Plants in a Faux Living Wall System

One of the major benefits of artificial plants in a faux living wall system is that they don’t take much maintenance. They will need to be dusted occasionally but other than that very little is required – no watering, soil changing, pruning or trimming. You can also place artificial plants from a faux  living wall system anywhere, as already mentioned. So, whatever design you have for the interior can be made real without the need to consider practicalities such as sunlight. Your staff will also get a mood boost from artificial plants in this faux living wall system as they can deliver an uplifting feeling simply from the way they look.

Though real plants have many health benefits, when placed in an office environment where they hardly receive any natural light they can die quickly and are costly to keep replacing. And when they don’t wither from a lack of sunlight, there is the issue of insufficient water as well as limited air. Compared to the hassle free approach of maintaining your artificial plant the endless list of tasks to keep your live plants in place, not only do artificial come out on top but often look better.


Whether you opt for real or artificial plants in your office is no longer the question, but what’s stopping you from enhancing the space with the most beautiful of artificial plants in VistaFolia's faux living wall system? As it is obvious there are a number of benefits to making the space greener. From enhancing the day-to-day experience for your staff to improving the quality of air, plants have a lot to give.


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5 Benefits of VistaFolia Green Wall Systems

If you’re looking for a greener aesthetic inside and outside of your home, then VistaFolia green wall systems have a lot to offer. Thanks to advances in engineering and manaufacturing, it is often difficult to distinguish between a faux plant and the real thing today. As a result with VistaFolia outdoor living walls, there is no reason to compromise when it comes to appearance and feel. VistaFolia provides many more options where greenery and plants are concerned. If you’re looking to bring the advantages of plants to your surroundings, then there are five key benefits to the replica option.

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1. A more cost effective approach to living wall systems

Living, water guzzling plants inevitably come with a larger cost attached. Some may be cheaper to buy up front but will require ongoing maintenance too  that always comes with an ever growing price tag. Natural plants die and need to be replaced periodically and may require increasingly bigger vessels as they grow. Plus, a living plant may arrive small and take years to reach its full height potential you originally envisioned. VistaFolia green wall systems arrive fully mature with only the up front cost to pay.

2. Free yourself of regular green wall maintenance

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As well as the ongoing maintenance that living plants require – pruning, watering, fertilizing etc – the plant may also need to be moved to ensure adequate light, water, or drainage. Climate differences such as  temperature could be problematic, and you may periodically need a specialist to come in and provide guidance. Artificial plants and plant walls are very different and long lasting. If you have a low quality product, then you may have to move them occasionally to give a rest from constant sunlight, but other than that, it’s really only necessary to wipe the leaves down occasionally or give them a quick rinse with a hose if they start to gather dust.

3. Get exactly what you want out of a green wall system

If you don’t have the right environment or space for the plants that you’re looking for, then you may find your options severely restricted with real greenery. Tropical blooms, for example, may need sunlight or a humid atmosphere that you just can’t provide without modifications to the environment. This isn’t the case with artificial green wall systems– you can create exactly the aesthetic you want with no limitations. Plus, the range of artificial plants is so broad today that you’ll have a huge amount of choice when it comes to your options.


4. Enjoy wellbeing benefits of biophilic design in your green wall system

Real plants do often provide filtration when it comes to the air that we breathe, and artificial plants won’t do that. However, research has found that artificial plants work amazingly well in terms of wellbeing. Benefits include:  improving mood and morale, as well as productivity and focus, artificial plants work amazingly well, even pictures of plants are effective.

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Seamless vertical garden look with green wall panels

VistaFolia Faux Plant Wall Featured at High End Family Fitness Chain.

The Houston City Club's former home in the Greenway Plaza area has been transformed into Houston's first gym level Life Time gymnastics thanks to an investment of $ 34 million from the company.

Life Time Greenway, as the new facility is known, was opened to "basic" members on October 25, and all members were admitted on October 28 to use the facilities and experience the outdoor artificial plant walls.

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How Biophilic Design Connects Nature with Mind to Improve Wellbeing

Biophilia (meaning love of nature) focuses on human innate attraction to nature and natural processes. It suggests that we all have a genetic connection to the natural world that has been built through hundreds of thousands of years living in agrarian environments. It is a term that was popularized by the American biologist Edward O Wilson in the 1980s, when he observed how increasing urbanization rates led to a connection with the natural world. With high migration rates to urban environments in the developed world and high prices in developing countries, biophilia is increasingly important for our health and well-being in the built environment. Biophilic Design uses these ideas as principles to create a people-centered approach that, when used, enhances many of the spaces in which we live and work today, with several benefits to our health and well-being.

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