2011-12-18 07:07:00 pm
Ugly, Ugly, Ugly
Where did that ugly utility box come from? It wasn't there last month. It's soooooo ugly!
Actually, it was there last month. As was the electric meter, irrigation controller, and your, um, neighbor. Unfortunately, as leaves drop all that is left is the bone structure of deciduous plants and some eyesores we may not have noticed in the warmer months.
Fear not, here are some excellent solutions to consider:
Evergreens - Plants such as Skip Laurels, Hollies and Arborvitaes offer year round beauty, seasonal interest and potential backdrops to shrubs and perennials. There are a lot of variety of plants to choose from.
Trellises - Adding an element such as a trellis can not only hide something you don't want to see, but can also become a point of interest in your garden. Always try to match the architectural style of your home.
Fences - Fences make good neighbors. Not only do they hide things you may not want to look at, they hide things your neighbors may not want to look at too! They also provide security and keep our pets safe. With so many styles available, there is a fence for hiding just about everything.
With a little imagination, screening can be both functional and attractive.