Dealing with Meters: What a great tip!

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Dealing with Meters

By Joannabanana
August 30, 2012

Here's a way to keep plant material from obstructing utility meter faces

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Name: Lin
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Aug 29, 2012 6:54 PM CST
Joanna: What a clever idea! I must try this one ... there's a thorny holly that grows in front of out meter that gets so tall the utility folks can't read the meter. I try to keep it pruned back but it's hard to keep in check sometimes. They are supposed to be installing some new type of computerized meter which can be read remotely and they don't have to come out to do it, but until that happens I think I'm going to try your trick of the bottomless nursery pot. Thanks for this great tip! Thumbs up
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Aug 29, 2012 7:12 PM CST
Very clever! We have a Smart Meter now. No one comes into our yard or leaves the gate open and lets the dogs out. But I still can use this idea!
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Aug 29, 2012 7:36 PM CST
One of the great ideas!! We also have a digital meter and they can read it from the street which I think is great, and so does my dog. But I could use this idea to cover up the ugly meter. When push comes to shove we do come up with clever ways. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Aug 29, 2012 8:44 PM CST
I agree I agree
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Name: Lynn
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Aug 30, 2012 9:04 AM CST
Love this tip. Thumbs up
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Sep 1, 2012 8:58 AM CST
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Really clever! If my clematis on the side of the house get too ambitious, I'll rig something similar. Thanks!
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Name: Joanne
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Sep 4, 2012 8:15 AM CST
Thanks all and I hope it works well for your climber! I didn't have access for the internet the last week, so sorry for the late reply

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