Landscape Design forum: Advice on how to mask AC unit

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Washington, DC
Jul 3, 2020 11:30 AM CST
And any thoughts on identification of the tall grasses around the unit in this photo? Much appreciated

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Washington, DC
Jul 3, 2020 11:49 AM CST

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(Landlord's terrible electrical wiring is another conversation ๐Ÿ˜…)
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
Jul 4, 2020 11:28 AM CST
Just about any small to medium sized shrub would work or maybe a big perennial. Just for grins and giggles how about:
Boxwood- try a variegated one for fun
Rhododendron- pick a color, any color
Rose- just don't plant it too close
Chamaecyparis- lots of different options
Day lily- there are some big ones out there
Your grass is Miscanthus, which one I don't know, but some of them can get quite large especially if you give them lawn food
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Jul 4, 2020 11:41 AM CST
Leave at least 2-3 feet around the ac unit free of plants
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Washington, DC
Jul 5, 2020 4:21 PM CST
What do folks think about planting a mix of climbing and oakleaf hydrangea in this corner? Looking for a simple way to fill the area, and that combo seems to fit the bill.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Jul 20, 2020 6:25 PM CST
Like Rj said, don't be planting anything close to that a/c. It needs to breathe!
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