Fall is the best time of year to landscape. The cooler temperatures make it easy for the new plants to become established. By the time next spring rolls along, they are comfortable and ready to spread their roots. One of the best places to landscape is around your ugly air conditioner. It’s big, square and unsightly, and you don’t have to look at it anymore. The team at Getzschman took to Pinterest to inspire you with some beautiful ways to hide your ugly AC. But first things first. Let’s talk about safety.
Safety Tips for Landscaping around Your Air Conditioner
Your air conditioner has a job to do and it needs space to do it. Your condenser unit has to be able to suck in air to work properly. To be sure you give it enough room, make sure you don’t plant anything within two feet of the unit. This also makes sense because you want to have access to it when any repairs need to be done. Okay, now onto the fun part!
A couple of wooden fence pieces with a gate for access provide the perfect backdrop for some potted plants. Now the air conditioner is invisible, yet accessible when needed.
This metal trellis provides just enough of a visual disturbance to become the focal point, making the air conditioner behind all but disappear from view. The curved edge also offers an artistic flair that plays nicely with the soft edges of the surrounding flowers and trees.
This vertical garden is a great way to add some greenery while hiding an ugly metal box. Now, not only is the ugly gone, but some extra color and texture make your view even better!
Talk about convenient, these trellises on wheels are portable so you can simply move them outside in the spring to plant and grow and store them inside in the winter. They’re tall enough to hide your air conditioner, trash bins, lawn mowers and more. Or just use them to create a privacy fence on your patio!
This little number does double duty as camouflage for your air conditioner and as a storage closet for lawn tools. While this is not a purchase-and-place item, it sure is a classy way to hide you condenser unit! If you’re the handy sort, this project may be right up your alley.
We know air conditioners aren’t the prettiest things in your yard, but they sure are necessary when dealing with the Omaha heat! We hope this blog provided some great ideas for hiding your air conditioner. Just remember, if you do hide it, give it a few feet to breathe. If you’ve found a clever way to hide your AC, we’d love to see it! Send your photos to us and we may feature it in a blog post or on our Facebook page.