Recently, Ryan and I cut down a small, misshapen Maple tree and an ugly evergreen bush that just happened to obscure the view of our trashcans. And while our piece of the city tends toward disheveled, I didn't want to get a warning, let alone a ticket, from the code enforcer. So I had to get creative. How could I hide the cans without spending any money?
|The fearsome view of the north side walkway.|
While pondering this issue, I noticed that we had a huge pile of evergreen branches from last weekend's cut-down-spectacular, and I had a moment of brilliance.
We'd use greenery. Of course, it'll dry up and waste away in the coming weeks, but it'll do for now until I come up with a more permanent solution (also gives me the chance to set aside the cash).
|Zip ties and evergreen branches. The perfect combination.|
Since we already had an ungodly amount of zip ties in the garage, this project could be tackled within seconds of my inspiration. Thank goodness Ryan had already eaten and was well-beered, so he was a-rarin' to go.
I think the gate looks pretty darn awesome for such a quick fix, and you can't see the zip ties unless you know they're there.
I do need to come up with a long-term solution, though. Any ideas that are attractive and inexpensive?