Most property owners put in a great deal of effort to make sure their landscape looks good – and why wouldn’t they? If you have a nice yard, you’re going to feel a lot better about living there. A well kept property also results in higher curb appeal. Unfortunately, your efforts can be ruined by unsightly objects that have to be there, like air conditioners, trash cans and the like. The following are a few ideas for hiding these objects from view so that they don’t affect your landscape’s visual beauty:
- Hedges – Hedges are a great way to build a natural fence around bulky objects. They can be easily controlled as well since you can keep them trim without much trouble. There are many different types of hedges that you can grow, but the shared privet hedge is the best suited for residential purposes since they can be cut to any height and boast a clean look.
- Spruce trees – If you have larger objects that you would like to hide, such as a small shed, then planting a row of spruce trees should do the trick. There are a number of different type of spruce trees to choose from. Norway spruce trees can be effective at hiding electrical wires – but because they grow so tall, they can pose a safety issue if they get too close to those wires as well. Colorado blue spruces might be a better option since they’re a bit smaller and are known for being complimentary to all kinds of shrubs and flowers.
- Foundation plantings – Certain foundation plantings will not only hide things like your trash cans or an outdoor A/C unit, but can help to beautify your yard even more. Take for example the butterfly bush, which grows purple, pink, blue and white colored flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Butterfly bushes can also grow up to ten feet high. A more subtle option is the Catmint, which blooms from the summer all the way through to the fall. The catmint grows up to four feet and has more of a grayish tone, which is balanced by small purple-blue flowers.
These are a few options that you can use in order to hide bulky and unsightly structures and equipment outside of your home. If you’re looking for other ways to improve your landscape, then be sure to contact us at Natural Streams Landscaping in Charlotte today.