When we purchased our house, we were not informed that there would be a manhole cover, yellow water marker, and yellow water pipe in our front yard (our house wasn't fully built when we bought it). So as you can imagine, I was a little bummed and unsure what to do to camouflage this unattractive sight! I decided to do a mini-makeover, until we find a better solution. I purchased resin containers (that look like ceramic!) and flowers from my local Fred Meyer, and used our concrete bird bath to help hide the unsightly pipes. I think it turned out pretty good! Its not all covered/blocked, but the new flower planters and birdbath do take your eyes away from the pipes and manhole cover.
Much better, huh!!!!?
And here is our little Peanut enjoying the sun...
We have a lot more ideas/projects for our yard/home, so keep checkin in!