Let’s be honest, HVAC units aren’t the nicest things to look at. To have them inside the house ruins the whole appearance. But having them outside is also going to ruin your garden’s appearance. Since we are spending more time outside, we need to make everything look good. So if you have your HVAC unit just sitting outside, this one’s for you. 

Be your own magician and trick the eye with these ways. Follow these tips to make your garden neat. Don’t forget to get the help of a professional to assist you with this project or anything else you may need.

HVAC Unit Disguise: Plants

WeServe HVAC Unit Disguised With Plants

Not everyone has an eye for landscaping. You may have grown plants in your backyard but they are not doing the job. They are not hiding the hideous HVAC unit. In Canada, there are a lot of beautiful plants that grow all year-round. All you have to do is plan out which types of bushes you want to have. Have a vision and start. Create a beautiful greenery to distract the eye.

Knowing which type of plant to put could be a bit challenging. Always consult a professional before making a decision. Some plants have invasive roots. These roots can actually damage your HVAC unit. You also need to look for plants that are the height of your unit. There is always an option to trim them. Tall shrubs are another option. 

The design and where the plants are placed also make a difference. Getting a professional will make this process so much easier. They already know which plants work and know how to place them without damaging the HVAC unit. 


WeServe Fence Around AC Unit

Another way to go is to cover it with a fence. It can be made out of any material you like. You can go with the classic wood fence. The good thing about fences is that you can customize them. They will definitely hide your HVAC unit and installing them isn’t hard. Also, using the same material as your fence is a great option.  If you were already planning on getting a new fence this year then request a professional to do this small project for a complete look. 

Don’t forget to leave space for ventilation. The landscaping professional can create a design for you that allows air flow. If you don’t do this then your unit might overheat and malfunction. This is not part of the plan. We want to disguise it, not break it! 

Flower Planter Box

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If you are ready to level up your unit camouflage, go grab yourself a flower box. You can customize this with a mix and match of your favourite flowers. You can never go wrong with flowers. This will not only liven up your space, but it will also hide the HVAC unit. 

HVAC Unit Disguise: Aluminum Slats

WeServe Aluminum Slats To Hide AC

Maybe aluminum slats aren’t your first option, but you need to give them a thought. They are a heavy duty solution. They can stand against any type of storm or any other harsh weather condition. In modern houses, home builders are using wooden fences with aluminum gates. It works well with the modern aesthetic. And it’s a long term solution for your HVAC unit.

Vinyl Fence

WeServe Vinyl Fence To Hide HVAC Unit

Vinyl is an affordable way to cover it in a pretty way. It is durable and available in many different patterns and colors. What’s a better way to have a beautiful looking vinyl than to cover up your unit. Don’t forget to add a gate for maintenance!

HVAC Unit Disguise: Lawn Ornaments

WeServe Pink Falmingo To Hide Any AC Unit In the Garden

For more eclectic people, lawn ornaments may be the best option. You can add pink flamingos, wind spinners, or anything else you like. It brings a little more character to your exterior. 

Vine Lattice 

WeServe Vine Lattice To Disguise A Unit

Who would’ve ever thought that vines can cover up your HVAC unit. All you have to do is to create a wooden lattice. Then plant the vines and enjoy your beautiful greenery. Keep in mind that vines take a few months to grow. Also, there is a variety of vines that are evergreen. Choosing one of them will keep the enclosure all year round.


Another unusual way to hide your HVAC unit is with shutters. Keep those old shutters and give them a fresh coat of paint. It’s an easy DIY, and you would be recycling your furniture without throwing anything away. You can also go shopping for a new one. As long as it’s covering the unit, it all works out!

Now that you have many different options to choose from, the only thing left to do is to start. Get a fencing professional, a landscaper, or even a handyman to help you out. No matter who you choose to contact, they will guide through everything, making it simpler for you. Don’t forget to get creative and feel free to experiment with different things. The important thing is to disguise that HVAC unit and create an eye-pleasing yard.

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