Artificial Green Wall Installation guide

Artificial Green Wall Installation guide

How to install your Artificial Green Wall

Any drab wall, fence, or area is transformed with our stylish, high quality artificial green walls matts, which add an astounding burst of colour and elegance.  There are no 'tacky' or 'bad quality' plants here; instead, we've designed the most life-like panels for a realistic appearance.  Artificial Elegance’s artificial green walls are the highest quality available for sale to date in the UK.  Please note our product is not like the cheaper versions!!

However, before you buy them, you might want to know how easy they are to install. We strongly advise you to use this advice before making a purchase to guarantee you order the correct quantities of your desired panels.

Fortunately, installing and finishing our Artificial Green Walls is a do-it-yourself project.

You won't need any special equipment or fasteners; all you'll need are a few supplies that you either already have on hand or can readily acquire from your local hardware store.

Depending on the type of wall you're putting our imitation green wall matts to, the technique of installation will vary slightly. All of the numerous ways are listed below.

But, before we begin, there is one crucial step to complete before beginning installation.

Make sure you get the RIGHT quantity of fake green wall matts.

This may seem obvious, but careful planning and measurements are required to ensure that you don't wind up with too many or too few panels to accomplish the task. Nothing is more aggravating than a half-finished work (or spending more money than necessary)!

To figure out how many panels you'll need, multiply your square meterage by length x breadth (for example, the length of your fence multiplied by its height).

A 2m by 3m wall, for example, is 2 x 3 = 6m2, thus you'll need 6m2 of panels.

Most of our panels are 1m x 1m, making calculations simple; however, some panels are 90cm x 90cm, which is 0.81 m2 for reference.

The only exception is if you're working in an area that requires part metres.

If you have less than 20cm of offcuts, we don't advocate reusing them if you want a precise finish. However, if you have a 4m × 50cm area, a 1 metre panel may easily be split in half, i.e. 4m x.5m = 2m2 = 2 panels.

If, on the other hand, all of those calculations are making your head spin, or if you simply have some larger areas to cover, feel free to contact our experienced staff for assistance.

This might seem obvious, but careful planning and measurements here are crucial so you don’t end up with too many panels, or too little, to complete the job successfully. After all, nothing is more frustrating than a half-done job (or spending more money than you needed to)!

To calculate how many panels you need, all you need to do is calculate your square meterage – length x width (for example the length of your fence x it’s height).

For example, a 2m x 3m wall is 2 x 3 = 6m2, therefore you need 6m2 worth of panels.


All our Artificial Green wall Matts can be cut down to size.

If however all of those calculations are making your brain want to explode, or if you simply have some trickier sized areas to cover, feel free to get in touch with our expert team for guidance.



Timber (paling fence, plywood, timber cladding and plaster)


Artificial Green Wall Matts Flexi/plastic backed

Staple the panels straight into place, which is our favourite approach and the simplest way to put our vertical garden and hedge panels into timber.

1 staple gun and staples are required.

Step 1: Raise the panel (ensuring it is straight) and pull back the foliage to reveal the backing mesh.

: On one end, staple either side of the plastic mesh up the top.

Step 3: On the opposite end, staple either side of the plastic mesh up the top.

Step 4: Continue stapling the panel with more staples. To make a minimum of 16 staples per 1m × 1m panel, we recommend 4 staples across the top and 4 staples every 25cm in the same way.

HANDY TIP: If you live in a region with a lot of wind, we recommend using even more staples to keep it in place.


Timber (paling fence, plywood, timber cladding and plaster)

Metal backed Artificial Green Wall Matts

Timber screws and washers are required.  Some of our metal backed Artificial Green Matts come with an installation pack, as shown above.  If your matts don’t include this installation pack, then washers would be required.  Please read guide, below.

Step 1: Screw in each corner with a washer and a timber screw (about 2-5cm long) (to stop the panel slipping off).

Metal Backed Artificial Green Wall Matt

Concrete Wall / Brick / Stone

Artificial Green wall Matts – Plastic/Felix backed and metal backed

While it may appear difficult to adhere our artificial plant panels to brick or concrete, it is rather simple.

Drill, 5mm masonry drill bit, 5mm nylon plugs, and washers are required.

Step 1: Outline the 1m x 1m panel with chalk or a pencil and use a 5mm masonry drill bit to pre-drill 12 holes (spaced every 25cm or so).

Step 2: Raise the panel and insert a 5mm Nylon Plug with a washer, ensuring sure to grip the plastic backing in the process (or the metal backing for the bespoke panels).

Step 3: Hammer the nylon plug all the way in, then continue with the remaining 12 nylon plugs.


Metal Fence

Artificial Green Wall Matts

The process of attaching your panels to a fence takes a little longer. But don't worry, it's still straightforward and simple.

Step 1: Spacing timber palings 50cm apart, attach them to the metal fence (typically by screwing into the capping at the top and bottom guide rails).

Step 2: Then, depending on the type of panel you're installing, follow the same steps for installation on wood.

Step 3: Alternatively, you can use high-strength adhesive to adhere plywood or palings to a wall, then staple or screw the panels directly to the timber.

Tubular Structures or Wire Fences


Wire Fences or Tubular Structures

Artificial Green Wall Matts

The simplest process is to attach your Artificial Green Wall Matts to wire fences. It's also a terrific method to hide an unsightly fence or increase seclusion.

Cable ties are required.

Step 1: Place the panel against the wire fence in the desired place. Adjust to your liking, and/or hide the fence for a smoother appearance.

Step 2: Once you're satisfied with the placement, just loop a cable tie through both the panel backing grid and the fence wire – and tighten it.

Step 3: Use extra cable ties to secure the rest of the panel at regular intervals to ensure it stays in place and doesn't flap around. For each panel, a minimum of 18 cable ties is recommended.

Step 4: Snip any surplus cable ties for a clean finish at the back, making sure they're as tight as possible.

Alternatively, little lengths of wire can be twisted around and secured if preferred.

There's a way to attach our stunning looking designer garden panels to any wall, fence, or area with ease, no matter what type of wall, fence, or area you'd like to cover or beautify. If you have an odd-shaped area or a difficult surface, or simply need some extra help, please contact our pleasant, knowledgeable team for assistance.