How to hide the 3 hideous electric/cable boxes in the middle of lawn?


We have 3 of those ugly utility boxes in the front center of our lawn. We have tried planters and raise plant stands but the kill the lawn underneath and it smacks you in the face? Suggestions please

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  • Pjo26908388 Pjo26908388 on Aug 16, 2018

    Not sure if this will work in this application, but since it might I'll give it a go...

    Add a plantable border around the perimeter and then a trellis or two that block the boxes and grow jasmine on them?

    Since I will paint anything would a faux finish of some sort work? Something like a garden suited to your climate or something whimsical?

    There are are many of these type of boxes where I live. Most of my neighbors have gardens planted around the edge. They are a combination of small conifers and seasonal bloomers.

    The boxes don't stand out with the plantings. (Although it would be nice if they were gone...)

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Aug 16, 2018

    We have a 10 ft. utility easement across the back of our yard which extends 10 ft. out from the fence. There is a large electric transformer box and a gas meter which take up the corner. We are planting ornamental grass which will hide them from view. Maybe that would work for you.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Aug 16, 2018

    I would get different size fake boulders, then plant a garden around them. Smaller shrubs (evergreen) and some bright colored flowers will make it look like a rock garden.

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