Why put up with a blot on your land­scape? With clever plant­ing or a few dis­trac­tion tech­niques, you can keep your out­look a vi­sion of beauty

Garden News (UK) - - About Now - Words Martyn Cox

We all strive to have a per­fect pa­tio, well-groomed bor­ders or a beau­ti­fully man­i­cured lawn, but all that time and ef­fort spent preen­ing the gar­den could be in vain if there’s some­thing un­sightly on view. Whether it’s on your plot or be­yond its boundaries, even the most gor­geous gar­den will lose its lus­tre.

Take a look out­side now and you might be con­fronted with ugly plas­tic down­pipes, util­ity me­ters, a fleet of wheelie bins, or a crum­bling wall or fence that has seen bet­ter days. Others might be blighted by ad­ja­cent build­ings, tele­graph poles or un­der­wear bil­low­ing on next door’s wash­ing line!

The so­lu­tion to make all of these eye­sores dis­ap­pear is to screen them out com­pletely, hide them with an ef­fec­tive dis­guise or dis­tract at­ten­tion by draw­ing the eye away.

So, don’t ig­nore those blots on the land­scape. Tackle them now to en­sure that noth­ing pre­vents your gar­den from look­ing its best this sum­mer.

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