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Friday, February 26, 2016

Hide and Seek

Foliage and landscaping is often times dual purposed. First, they provide beauty and charm to your home and surrounding area. You spend a lot of time and resources making sure that the land is pristine and impressive for the on lookers. Second, it can be used to hide the eyesores around the landscape, such as the cable junction box. During the winter months, there isn’t a cover up and the eyesores are no longer hiding. But, it is very easy to continue this game of hide and seek with the ugly spots.

Adding a trellis, an arbor, or some columns would be a great distraction for the utility box or a big ugly kerosene tank. Painting the electric meter to match the siding of the house is an option so that it doesn’t distract from the rest of the house. These items won’t exactly be hidden, but they won’t jump out at you in the winter and will be close to fully hidden while admiring the landscaping in the spring.

This art of hiding is very easy. If you always chose elements that blend with the surrounding area, you will have nothing to worry about. You may have to be creative sometimes. How to blend these elements to the architectural details of the house or garden may not always be obvious, but you may be able to make the area a feature of the landscape and no longer an issue.

If there is a particularly unattractive part of the yard, you may need to make a larger effort to hide it. A small fence or lattice would be a great option to hide it from view. It could be an effective distraction and serve as a gorgeous backdrop for your planting next spring. You’ll want people to notice the area, and they will look to admire, not judge.

If you don’t want to use landscaping as camouflage, you could also install some plants that have interesting bark, berries, or branching habits. This will provide a seamless transition from fall to winter. The tree will become more barren from the fallen leaves, but their structures will become a nice focal point. The final step is to add some lighting at the base of trees to enhance the effect of the bark.

With these ideas, your yard can be beautiful year round, and you won’t have any eyesores that you would want to distract the guests from.

Ward + Thornton Landscapes offer services and expert advice for a thriving landscaping, even in the winter.

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