Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ideas For Decorative Well Pump Covers

Driving down the road, you may have seen odd size and shape rocks sitting in someone's yard. These rocks cover up well pumps and protect them from the elements. However, the rocks are not attractive. The good news is that there are many different ideas you can use to cover your well pump and add to the d cor of your yard at the same time. Does this Spark an idea?


Build a mini house to cover your well pump. You can build a house that is a mini version of your house or build an outhouse if you live in the country and have a sense of humor. If you are not talented in building or do not have the necessary tools, hire a handy man to do it for you. Making a mini house or an outhouse can use up leftover building supplies that you might having lying around. When painting your well cover, use the same paint scheme as your home.


A trellis is a good way to cover your well pump. Use a traditional arched trellis or arbor for easiest access to the well pump, or use a four-sided cage-type trellis to hide it completely. If you have scrap wood, you can use that to make the trellis. If you have grapevines that need trimming, you could use them to make a decorative arbor. You also have the option of purchasing a premade trellis or arbor where you have your choice of choosing from wood or metal construction. Decorate your trellis or arbor further by planting an assortment of flowers or greenery around three sides of your trellis. Just in case you ever need to get to your well pump for repairs, leave one side of the trellis free of plants, and add a hinge if you have a four-sided trellis, so you can get to it.

Garden Bench

Covering up your well pump can be as simple as placing a garden bench over it, which works with pumps situated in the ground or are low to the ground. Benches come in wood, metal or cast iron and in a wide variety of styles. A decorative box situated underneath your bench can completely cover the pump if you so desire. Make your box from simple plywood. If you do want to add the box, protect it from the elements by giving it two or three coats of an exterior paint.


Plant shrubs around your well pump to hide it. You can either plant the shrubs directly into the ground, or plant them in pots so that you can move them around if necessary to get to your well pump. Choose from a wide variety of shrubs that grow well in your particular planting zone. If planting in pots, select shrubs that do not grow too big or ones that you can prune back each year to keep them from getting too large.

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