Design: Utility Box with Grass - Sun

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Creating a natural screen for a utility box or unsightly area is an easy way to elevate the space. Plant ornamental grasses like Karl Foerster, Switchgrass or Miscanthus, complemented by low-maintenance ground cover such as Creeping Phlox. Progress to medium-height perennials like Veronica and Salvia for added vibrancy. Complete the transformation with a focal point flowering shrub like Spirea or Dwarf Weigela.

Ensure successful establishment and growth with Earl May Plant Start, enriched soil using Structure Soil Conditioner, and nourished plants with Earl May Organic Planting Mix.

Medium Perennials

  • Catmint
  • Coreopsis
  • Salvia
  • Veronica


  • Creeping Sedum
  • Creeping Phlox
  • Liriope
  • Silver Mound (Artemisia)
  • Ajuga


  • Karl Foerster
  • Switchgrass
  • Miscanthus

Flowering Shrub

  • Spirea
  • Dwarf Weigela
  • Itea (Sweetspire)
  • Barberry
  • Shrub Rose / Knock Out Rose

Did you know? Earl May has landscape and planting services available. If you are planning on planting, see more information about how to plant trees, shrubs, perennials and more.