How to Hide Your Trash Cans

2 Materials
10 Minutes

Whatever we do to make our front yard looks beautiful and neaty, there is always those trash cans who destroy the view. The neon yellow or the bright blue don’t help to make them blend in with the trees and plants. I put my trash cans behind the gate fence in the side of the house. But they still can be seen from my driveway.

to solve that, I ordered online an ivy hedge screening and I used it to cover the gate. I don’t know why I didn’t though about this before?!! The project took me 10 minutes to make and the result was more then satisfying lol!

i know that not lots of people have the same arrangement I have but this ivy privacy screen can be used in different way to cover the trash cans also maybe I can inspire 6th to use this ivy hedge in other privacy screen projects…

This is the view before I cover the trash cans.


  • ivy hedge privacy screen
  • zip-ties
  • scissors to trim the zip ties

The ivy hedge has connectors in the back that allows to adjust according to the surface you want to cover. So no cutting was needed.

lay the hedge on your fence to measure the hight and the width.

With zip ties, secure the screen with the fence and then trim the excess.

Note, the ivy hedge comes with the zip ties but I added some from Dollar Tree just in case.

Voila, the work is done! Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Resources for this project:
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
  2 questions
  • Kenneth Bradshaw Kenneth Bradshaw on Jun 02, 2022

    Where do you buy the Ivy hedge screen?

  • Christie Decker Christie Decker on Jun 02, 2022

    How many years do you think this will look green vs. the sun fading it? The fencing is not inexpensive. Will it last for a while? Thank you!

Join the conversation
3 of 47 comments
  • Linda Foster Linda Foster on Jun 09, 2022

    I think looks very nice qvc or hsn also has these

  • Lise Lise on Jun 12, 2022

    Looks great! I would spray it with a floral UV protectant spray to keep it from fading, that way you keep it looking nice longer and protect your investment.

    • Hinda Hinda on Jun 12, 2022

      I never thought about that thank you.