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Need to hide furnace and dryer exhaust pipes

Posted by micamom z6 NJ (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 27, 10 at 15:55

I am putting a circa 1961 ranch house on the market this spring. Last fall I had a landscaper remove all of the 50 year old deer eaten shrubs that made up the foundation planting. I have pachysandra beds left in front of the house and have been told by the realtor that I really need a few shrubs for curb appeal.

This is deer country and I need some suggestions for some foundation plantings to hide the pvc exhaust pipes that are very visible. The pipes are right under the kitchen window. Thanks for you help


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RE: Need to hide furnace and dryer exhaust pipes

There you go Andrew, this one is for you (don't tell me I need a LOL?)


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RE: Need to hide furnace and dryer exhaust pipes

If you are looking for fairly generic plant selection ideas, which is what I imagine your realtor means, then you're better off enquiring at your local nursery rather than here.

KarinL


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RE: Need to hide furnace and dryer exhaust pipes

  • Posted by mjsee Zone 7b, NC (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 27, 10 at 18:08

Karin makes a good point. Go to your local, independent nursery (NOT Home Despot or Slowes) and talk to them Tell them your sun situation,watering situation, soil type. They will be able to make deer RESISTANT suggestions. Nothing is really deer proof if there is heavy population pressure.

I spray everything now...even the deer resistant stuff. Particularly if it's a new planting. I alternate between I Must Garden and Treeguard.

Good luck.


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RE: Need to hide furnace and dryer exhaust pipes

micamom if you are also looking for evergreen you might try some of the small blue spruce. I don't know the size you are looking for but there are many choices that are globe shaped and would give some lovely color even in winter. You can also get some smaller evergreen Barberry in colors, but all aren't evergreen so research to make sure they are. Also look at some of the smaller Ilex (holly) that are evergreen. You will get many size choices in all of these choices.
Cher


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RE: Need to hide furnace and dryer exhaust pipes

  • Posted by mjsee Zone 7b, NC (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 28, 10 at 18:06

I am in zone 7b...so my plant choices might not work for you. If you have some shade...one of the pieris japonica might do well for you. Deer leave it alone...it blooms...it's evergreen...take a look at 'Temple Bells'...IF your GC says it will grow in your area.


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