|Case in point - our rear fenceline. We stained our fence dark three years ago (still looks great, doesn't it?) so that it recedes and appears unobtrusive. Furthermore, this group of plantings was intentionally designed to go together, as I will show.|
So there is my advice as to how to put lipstick on that particular landscaping pig. If you are adjacent to an open space or common area, evaluate how you might tie your landscaping in with whatever is existing behind you or beside you. If you back to a neighbor, look at what they have installed and perhaps even collaborate with them on how you can make your respective small spaces feel larger through coordinated strategic planting on both of your parts. Trust me - it will do your property values a world of good.