Any ideas on hiding a water well pipe from a yard.

Susan Kutzbach
by Susan Kutzbach
Would love any unique ideas on covering our white water well pipe that sticks out of the ground about 1 1/2 feet? It's quite an eye sore. I planted a peonies in front of it, but kind of looks ridiculous. Thank you.
  9 answers
  • Margaret H Margaret H on May 28, 2014
    Build a little house around it as in a Hobbit house or elf house. Make it so it can be taken off when necessary, but attached so it doesn't get blown over or kicked over.
  • Carol Saylor Carol Saylor on May 28, 2014
    What about making it a "fairy" house and garden? Build a small House or find a discarded dollhouse at a thrift store, surround with some stones and other plantings
  • Evergreen Turf Evergreen Turf on May 28, 2014
    Hi Susan -- We wrote about how to cover up eye sores in your yard, like pipes and electrical boxes in a recent article! The easiest way to do this is by simply planting a sturdy shrub around your pipe. Here's a pin with a pic of how it looks:
  • Joan Norton Joan Norton on May 28, 2014
    What about building a faux wishing well around it that can be removed if needed by staking it to the ground around the well pipe.
  • Patricia Revello Patricia Revello on May 28, 2014
    I took 2 flower pots, turned one upside down over the well put the water plate on top then another flower pot with flowers. I glued them together!! It can be lifted right off.
    • Jeanette S Jeanette S on May 29, 2014
      @Patricia Revello I really like this idea...quick and not very expensive. Actually, a small garden to include a few different size pots would be cute too...add a large rock, etc.
  • Christine Christine on May 28, 2014
    I have a decorative windmill standing above mine. The legs of the windmill fit right around the wellhead, and that makes the windmill more sturdy and doesn't blow over. The windmill is much more of an eye catcher than the well head, and in fact, you don't even notice the wellhead. Or if you do you think it's part of the base of the windmill. The windmill is actually useful as I can look out from the house and see how windy it is and from what direction the wind is coming, so it's not just a decorative fix!
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on May 29, 2014
    Goodness...I love all these ideas!
  • Richard Monje Richard Monje on May 29, 2014
    A little wishing well works great and they are easy to build
  • Susan Kutzbach Susan Kutzbach on Jun 03, 2014
    Thank you everyone for the ideas! Not sure which one I'll use.