7 Eye­sores, such as a/c units, neigh­bour­ing struc­tures, util­ity poles

Canadian Gardening Annual 2016 - - How-to -

Screen­ing and a bit of magic are the so­lu­tions to ob­jects mar­ring your view. Sur­round air-con­di­tion­ing units, garbage bins or un­sightly util­ity boxes with solid or lat­tice pan­els that are dec­o­ra­tive and can also be used to sup­port vines or planter boxes. Keep one side open or hinged to ac­cess the unit. An ev­er­green tree or a couple of good-sized shrubs can screen a neigh­bour­ing garage, shed or parked RV. For big­ger, taller prob­lems like util­ity poles, use the ma­gi­cian’s key tac­tic: dis­trac­tion. In­stall a colour­ful plant­ing or eye-catching fea­ture, such as a sculp­ture or fountain, to draw at­ten­tion away from the of­fend­ing pole.

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