How to Cover a Sewer Pipe from the Back Yard

10 May

How to Cover a Sewer Pipe from the Back Yard

Many people need a backyard that looks fine, with lush, green plants and vibrantly coloured flowers. It provides a peaceful place to sit and unwind or entertain friends and family. What they do not wish to view, or have guests view, is a sewer pipe and its access point. If that is what you find every time you walk in to your backyard, you could hide it from view.

Cover the major pipe with a few inches of gravel. The principal pipe runs from the house to the street. Insert dirt in addition to the gravel until the area is flat with the remainder of the yard.

Sprinkle grass seed over the ground by hand or using a seed spreader. Use seed for a grass number that matches the type of grass in your lawn.

Cover the grass seed with a light sprinkling of straw. The straw will prevent the seed from washing off. Water the seeded area once every day until grass begins to grow, and then water the site two times weekly to supplement rainwater.

Hide the sewer pipe access point with small shrubs or a combo of fake and natural rocks. Should you hide it with shrubs, using small shrubs is key since they won’t grow large root systems, which might damage the pipe. Put the shrubs 2 feet from the pipe so employees will have space to get the area if needed. Should you use fake and natural rocks, then cover the pipe access point with a fake stone, and surround it with organic rocks that are similar in color. Use an assortment of stone sizes to make the site look natural. Put plants between the rocks, but use plants which could be removed easily in the event the site needs to be accessed.

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