Any ideas what to do with neighbors ugly wall?

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  • Kathy Kathy on Apr 16, 2018
    How about a retractable privacy screen. They are reasonably priced and you can put it in front of the ugly wall or you could ask your neighbor if they mind if you paint the wall. Either way you will not have to look at it any longer

  • Lynn Lynn on Apr 16, 2018
    If your able, paint cement wall with a white primer to give you a canvas for a beautiful mural. Paint an outdoor garden on the wall and you won’t even have to water it.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Apr 16, 2018
    I'd paint it. Ask first :-)

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 16, 2018
    The neighbor is not the one looking at the wall, ask if you can apply a coat of paint.

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Apr 16, 2018
    What wall are you referring to ?

  • Janet Lee Rifenberg Janet Lee Rifenberg on Apr 19, 2018
    You could also put up Lattice and have flowers grow up it.

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Apr 19, 2018



    You’ll have to put in some posts, preferably tall. I’d get cinder blocks and lay them the length of the wall. Secure them upright with a few iron rods hammered into the ground.
    Then get flats and set them up vertically (hence the tall posts) on the blocks, tho toward the back. Attach them to the posts top and bottom. Stain them (not paint) a bit darker than your house. It’s fine for texture interest if some of the variegated woods show thru, and you won’t have to color the blocks.
    Plant some herbs or flowers or tall grasses in the blocks.
    Get some Wet and Forget outdoor spray and do that wall. Even if it ends up a bit blotchy, you’ve killed the bad stuff.
    Buy a few “tall grass” plants suitable to where you live and put their pots in front of the white splotch wall. Or a fast-growing willow-type plant in a “raised bed” planter made out of a fun-painted trash can (easy enough to make drainage holes) or whiskey barrel or something. Make sure you put plenty of rocks in the bottom to keep it from blowing over.
    You can always hang an herb garden, or anything else from the flats because of the internal structure.
    Have fun with this despite your neighbor.

  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 19, 2018
    If your neighbour is reluctant to do anything or let you do anything, contact your ordinance officer. He/she may be able to encourage your neighbour to get rid of the blight or, at least, let you do something about it that you both can agree to.

  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 19, 2018
    This would make great use of Arbor Vitae Evergreens. They grow very tall and are somewhat slim. We have them around the perimeter of our back yard. They provide loads of privacy.