How would you cover up a septic pipe sticking up out of the ground?

Shannon Young
by Shannon Young
It's white and about a foot out of the dirt in the middle of our front yard where cars might run over it. Right now we have a pole beside it so when it snows the guy that plows knows not to push the snow there. Garden with stones around might be pretty but snow might cover it. any other ideas?
q how would you cover up a septic pipe sticking up out of the ground
  11 answers
  • Shepherd's hook with garden art!

    • Deanna Davies Deanna Davies on Jun 02, 2017
      post with a Martin house on top and build bottom of post around well pipe sunk into ground you will always know where you well is

  • Lee fox Lee fox on Jun 02, 2017
    my septic contractor told me to buy a fake rock to cover it or a big shrub !

  • Frank J Perruccio Frank J Perruccio on Jun 02, 2017
    If it's plastic, dig around it to 3 inches deep. cut it off at grade level with a hack saw, then put a new cap on it that is level with grade. Very easy.

    • Carla Thomas Carla Thomas on Jun 02, 2017
      These vent are required by law to be above ground. So cut it down at your own risk.

  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Jun 02, 2017
    Hello, I used to have a wooden wishing well covering ours before we moved, it had a "water" bucket hanging in the center and I would put flowers in it in the summer. I looked pretty and nobody knew the pipe was there!! Good luck!

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    • Shannon Young Shannon Young on Jun 02, 2017
      I was think about a wishing well too but didn't know if it would look out of place all on its own out there. That or a decorative hollow lighthouse with rotating light maybe. It's shared property so I dont want to put too much money into it but it's something I have to stare at. I've already made two planter boxes that aren't technically on my yard but they are covering drainage spots for the weeping tile around the property. Didn't want my kids falling in the holes.

  • Spray paint with camo paint and plant a nice shrub next to it

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 02, 2017
    Make a container planting in front of it.

  • Wendy Cochran Wendy Cochran on Jun 02, 2017
    We cut our off to ground level and put the caps back on. The man that put them in said we can do that.

  • John pyles John pyles on Jun 02, 2017
    Plant flowers around it

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jun 02, 2017
    a birdpath with a hollow pedestal

  • Charly Charly on Jun 02, 2017
    I would use a faux rock and then plant some flowers around it.

  • CukaFig CukaFig on Jun 04, 2017
    Build a box over it, paint it bright then place a potted plant on it. In the winter just swap out the plant for a Snowman or something.