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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

Landscaping Ideas For A Utility Box On Your Lawn

In each neighborhood, you'll commonly see one or more homes that have electrical utility boxes on their front lawns. These boxes can vary in size, but most homeowners might agree that they're an eyesore. If you have this type of box in your yard, one idea to consider is to hire a landscaper to change the look of the space around the box. Your landscaper can contact the local authorities to determine any regulations about making changes to the area around this box, and then discuss some ideas with you. Here are three landscaping ideas to use around the utility box on your lawn.

Tall Grasses

One idea that can work well is for your landscaper to build a garden that features tall, ornamental grasses. Generally, at least one side of the box will need to remain easily accessible to your local utility company, so this garden will wrap around the box's other three sides. The ornamental grasses will soon grow taller than the box, which will help to reduce its visibility. You'll likely want to leave the side of the box that faces the road open. This way, the grasses will prevent you from having to see the box when you're in your home or on your driveway.

Small Hedge

A small hedge can also work well around three sides of your utility box. Your landscaper can suggest various types of plants that will grow thick enough to completely obscure the box. Depending on the climate where you live, plants such as boxwood and cedar may be desirable choices. Once the hedge has reached the size that you want, you may enjoy trimming it to give it a square, uniform shape. Alternatively, you can simply leave it alone if you favor it having more of a rustic look.

Rock Garden

While the above two options may be desirable because they'll hide your utility box from view, another idea that your landscaper may consider is building a rock garden around the box. The box will be visible with this option, but the rock garden will have enough beauty that the box will no longer be the focal point in this area. Your landscaper can suggest different rocks that will make up the base of the garden, as well as various small plants that will grow well in this rocky environment. Learn more about changing the look around your utility box by contacting a local landscaping service.