Hiding an eyesore.

July 2, 2013

I’d say something about lemons and lemonade, but I don’t want to think about food right now. About 15 steps from our front door, there is this…

hide a septic tank cover

It’s just part of acreage living. We’re not tied into city plumbing, so it’s a septic system for us. I won’t go into any further unnecessaries… you know what’s going on here.

We wish it wasn’t here, right-in-your-face here. For safety, for curb appeal, and for sight-lines from some pretty amazing gathering areas. But… she’s not moving. So — we need a disguise.

hide a septic tank cover

I had to keep in mind, access is necessary from time-to-time. We heard about people using mulch to hide the concrete lid. It’s easily swiped to one side when required and put back in place afterwards.

I think it would be great to do something a little more permanent later on, but for now, cash is king, so let’s work with what we’ve got.

hide a septic tank cover

I started with an old bird bath my Dad gave me years ago from an auction. It an easy place to plant a little greenery. Then, there were those HUGE planted pots that the Hubs and Kiddo gave me for Mothers Day. Perfect and hardy and these suckers keep blooming all Summer long.

hide a septic tank cover

A layer of mulch is sitting underneath, add another layer all around to fill in all the empty spots — you’d almost believe it was a little garden sitting there. Not just pots on top of concrete. Muuuuuuuuch better, ya?

See what I mean about sight-lines? This thing is in the middle of all the action, hard to get around without needing to walk right past it.

hide a septic tank cover

And for all of you too-clever-for-your-own-good people thinking, but what about your front door? No more flowers? Nooooo, I was so lucky and snagged a couple new arrangements at Home Depot this weekend. Marked down to $28 each! That would maybe cover the cost of plants alone. Feeling pretty good about that deal.

hide a septic tank cover

That reminds me… that deck needs some work… *wink!

 

 

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