Using propane to heat your home can be cheaper than electricity, but there is a downside to using propane. Many people who choose to heat with propane dislike the appearance of a large gray propane tank sitting outside their house. A metal tank can appear out of place among the trees and grass of a backyard. Fortunately it is not very difficult to disguise an ugly propane tank by hiding it behind the appropriate cover.
Place a fence or screen around the tank. A small wooden fence or a short screen around the propane tank will keep the tank out of view. Plant some flowers or a vegetable garden in front of the screen or fence to brighten the area. Make sure to include a gate and easy access for propane technicians.
Plant tall evergreen shrubs in front of the propane tank. evergreen bushes and shrubs like juniper and cedar are easy to maintain after they have been established, and since they are evergreen they will hide the propane tank during the winter too.
Grow vines over the tank. Place a trellis in front of the tank and lean it against the side of the house for support. Plant a vine in the ground in front of the trellis. The vine will climb up the trellis and hide the propane tank. Depending on your climate, a number of different varieties of vine can be used for this. Virginia creeper, clematis, ivy and grape vines can all be grown as a cover vine.