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Asked on May 11, 2017

What can we do with metal fence post (cemented in ground).

Debra Wukawitz GundersonJewellmartinDORLIS


We are 2 widows who have a section of fence that needs to come down, rotten wood. We will be left with the posts which we're unable to remove. What can we do with them to make them attractive instead of an eyesore? This is in our bsck yard.
6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 11, 2017

    If there is soil there plant a vine and train the to go around the post.
  • plant some climbing vines at the base and let nature take care of it. Not sure where you are from but Morning glory's, honeysuckle, trumpet vine are some suggestions. Otherwise, perhaps someone could help you slip PVC pipe over them and then paint.
  • Patricia
    on May 11, 2017

    I like the ideas that others said about planting flowers. I can just imagine the beautiful blooms will look like a landscaper designed it instead of being an eyesore.
    on May 12, 2017

    Can you add a section of wire or something else vines can climb on between the posts.
  • Jewellmartin
    on May 13, 2017

    If it would make you smile, paint and redo to make them look like barber poles, North Poles, light fixtures, skinny people, or lollipops. No mater how you decorate them, place a solar light on top of each fence post for a little more security at night. And if you are replacing the fence, you might be able to wire the posts to the new fence. I hope you post when you get them done, and do pics all along the way. Best wishes!
  • Debra Wukawitz Gunderson
    on May 13, 2017

    You can also see if someone could fashion a bird house or feeder on top of the poles. I can totally see a fairy garden around something like this.
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