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Bringing fencing to life with green screens
What if your space could enjoy all the environmental, health, and aesthetic benefits of a natural hedge without the associated investment in time, effort and expertise required to grow and nurture it? With the use of green screens, this is no longer an issue.
Mobilane Green Screens are an instant green hedging screen which can be installed with the ease of a fence to create a natural, green setting. Whether in smaller private spaces such as gardens or in larger-scale developments in the public realm, green screens offer instant privacy and nature-inspired impact.
Easy installation with biodegradable planter
The Mobilane Green Screen is a versatile solution consisting of a structural steel grid, with posts and brackets anchoring the screen into the ground, intertwined with climbing plants, which are bedded in a coconut fibre root container. Screens are 120cm wide and up to 3m tall and can be installed as a standalone screen in a planter, or as a mile-long fence, and everything in between. Once the Mobilane Green Screen is installed, the biodegradable coconut planter completely degrades within one or two years, allowing the plant root systems to fully bed into the local soil and ecology.
Different plant species
The Green Screen is available in eleven plant species, each with its own unique features suited to different contexts. For a year-round evergreen hedge, species like common ivy and silverberry are popular choices; for those contexts where more colour is favoured, there are flowering species like star jasmine and pyracantha dart’s red; and for a deciduous hedge that changes along with the seasons, hornbeam is also available.
Green Screens contribute to biodiversity
The benefits of using a green screen in place of a fence are extensive. Living plants contribute to biodiversity, which – due to a new policy being rolled out in the UK this November – is of increasing importance to local authorities, developers, and specifiers. With plant life comes animal life too, and green screens can indeed provide a welcome habitat for insects and birds, helping to support the wider ecosystems and food chains that we all depend on.
Improvement of air quality
According to research conducted by Staffordshire University, Hedera helix ‘Woerner’ can even reduce fine dust with 40 to 60%. Thus a Green Screen contributes to a natural, healthy environment and greener urban areas – whether its benefits are enjoyed by passers-by or full-time residents, company employees or the general public.
Additionally, a green environment can create a calming effect, which can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Using a Green Screen as a garden fence also enhances the aesthetic appeal of the area, creating a more visually appealing and enjoyable environment.
Green Screens reduce noise levels
Plants have been used for centuries as natural barriers to noise. Trees and shrubs can absorb and reflect sound waves, helping to reduce noise levels. Green Screen instant hedges act as a physical barrier, blocking noise from reaching certain areas. Plants with thick foliage and dense branches are more effective at reducing noise levels. Planting multiple rows of Green Screens creates a layered effect, which can help to absorb and reflect sound waves.
From private garden to the motorway
From private gardens and primary schools to new housing developments and infrastructure projects, the adaptability of the Mobilane Green Screen - in terms of plant species, height, and structural material - always makes them a success. Green screens are also being deployed at neighbourhood-scale residential projects, where they can be used to quickly establish boundaries between plots, and alongside the M11 in Harlow to reduce noise and air pollution simultaneously.
Official Mobilane Partners
Mobilane works with official partners throughout the country that have excellent horticultural knowledge. Horticulturists that are interested in distributing Mobilane Green Screens are always welcome to contact them.
The quality of materials and craftsmanship is of great importance to Mobilane. The innovative company works exclusively with official dealers who can guarantee this quality.
“As a family business, the future for the next generations is important to us, and we care deeply that our products and service contribute to a healthy, sustainable and green living environment," says Alexander Ilsink, CEO of Mobilane.
The Mobilane Green Screen is supplied as a pre-grown hedge available in different sizes and plant types. See here for more information.