That big, clunky air conditioner condenser/compressor sitting in your backyard certainly can be at odds with your landscaping plans. Chances are, though, it's located in the optimum place to do its job so don't even think about moving it.
Split-system central air conditioners make our lives much more comfortable, but their outdoor components don't always look so good in our yards. One way to make the outside unit – that gray box that holds vital components of your A/C – look less conspicuous is to use landscaping. An added benefit is that the cover and shade from the landscaping may actually make the unit run more efficiently, as long as good landscaping tips are followed.