How would you hide these electrical boxes?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Above Par Lawns, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Customer requested to have these three Burning Bushes removed. He wants to hide the electrical boxes in front with some new plants WITHOUT extending the bed out. I thought about using native grasses or Russian sage but there would be times throughout the year the boxes would be visible. Something evergreen would be good, but without extending the bed I'm having trouble picturing a design that would work. How do you hide something tall at the front of a bed?

    Sorry in advance if the pictures are crooked. :cry:

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  2. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    He wants to hide it from all angles.

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  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    In order to hide the front box you will HAVE to extend the bed a lil bit. Do a nice grouping of 3gal boxwoods around the boxes will create a hedge or maybe some cleyera.
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  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    that's gonna be hard to do without moving the bed out a bit since the electrical box is right at the edge of the bed.
     
  5. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Also, these burning bushes are 7' tall and I can only imagine the root systems. What precautions would you take when removing them with 3 boxes in the way?
     
  6. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's what I was thinking. He says the mower his lawn guy uses fits perfectly through there and doesn't want to expand out from there! Lol, he uses a 60 and I have a 48 stander. I said "that's why I should cut for you." But he lives in a maintenance provided community so they take care of that for him.
     
  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    hard to tell from the pic but maybe suggest extending the bed out to include that tree in the edge of the pic and do away with a mower having to go in between there altogether. :laugh:
     
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Otto Luyken would work if you just merged both beds together.
     
  9. Johnagain

    Johnagain LawnSite Senior Member
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    The utility company will need access to those boxes and when they do they will just cut any type off shrub down to the ground.
     
  10. norsky

    norsky LawnSite Member
    from MN
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    very true.......there is restrictions on how close you can have landscaping around their utility boxes. i would look around the neighborhood to see what other homeowners are doing.
     

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