we placed the ironweed away from the garage and beside a small deck to let it address the height difference of the two objects. It's height feels lower at the deck because the deck is about 3ft tall. Yet, on the ground the ironweed hides the garage as you approach it from a gate that leads to the front yard. The image below shows this view a little better.
Plants have a big role in any outdoor project. The creation of a beautiful yard is an asset more valuable than the budget itself. The great thing is that plants are typically not the most expensive item for a renovation project.