can anyone suggest a way to disguise our water metre that is right infront of what will be lawn?
Put uniform flower beds on either side of path. The one on the right, can have the water meter amongst the planting.Or spend some money and get the water meter moved to next to your path, or to boundary.
Why not plant a tree to its left and use the mulch base to disguise it at edge of canopy zone
We are going to plant a crepe myrtle but trees have to be 10 feet away from the metre 😃
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How much of an issue is damp?
Put down a few pavers then cluster some potted plants to match the pot on the verandah. Or have a nice front fence.
Agree with dreamer, get your water meter relocated that way it won’t detract from your landscaping.
Agree. Move the meter
Are you having any garden beds? A garden bed that nears the metre planted with Lomandra or similar will offer camouflage.
This is how it use to look & we covered the metre up then with shrubs, just hoped someone could give us another solution as they don't lower them completely any more, so moving I think is the only option.
What have others in your neighbourhood done?
some have them sticking out & don't care others had them completely lowered when that was an option & put a cover over it . Unfortunately we can't have fences in our area 😬
what about creating a little sitting area in the garden? You could tuck the meter under it. The bench would conceal it and with the meter at one end it would look more symmetrical. if you have larger shrubs or small trees the required distance but in front it would create a little privacy. It's okay I think to design and layer the garden for you to see from the house rather than from the street. I read a great gardening book that recommended using little sitting spots that draw you out to enjoy the garden and give an area purpose.
something like this? The right planting and other features like benches, bird baths etc will draw the eye away from it. it can be hiding in plain sight so to speak. The challenge is obscuring it but keeping it accessible (and obvious) for your meter reader.
Loving your suggestions & the way you played with that picture to give me a proper visual is awesome.Thank you all for your ideas, it means alot that you took the time to help me.kind Regards Jo
No worries! it's what people do here, and I am not great with computer drawing so its a bit bodgy. but it made me realise maybe once all the plantings are in you won't really notice it. It will be visible if you're looking for it (ie meter reader) but not to anyone else. a row of agapanthus across the front of something similarly showy would draw attention more.