Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave
Is the yard messy, or just the carport ?
Is it viewable on all sides, front & one side...or ?
White lattice makes a good screen, with a black sheet/material maybe 6" behind it
Just sheets will work too if they are big enough...depends upon the carport too
Out of site out of mind
I've kept all my "junk" in the back yard
This year I'm going thru & getting rid of/organizing everything now that the garage us built
The house (and thus the carport) is 75' in from the road - but due to lack of trees it is visible from far away - on both sides of the drive by the yard. (the yard that bumps up against the road is 1-acre long (200 ft) . . . on top of a small hill and we're the only house up here.
Our problem is multi-faceted.
#1 - our yard is really big, making it time consuming and very hard for me to keep it mowed and maintained. I usually mow the front/side and let the back yard go longer between cuttings. It takes me 2 or 3 solid days of work to get it weed-whacked, mowed and tidied up nicely.
We own 3.5 acres, our backyard is a fenced in 3/4 acre an our front/side yard is about 3/4 acre, as well.
#2 Because of the dogs and lack of protective overhead covering I cannot store a lot of these items in the backyard. What can go back there is back there and tarped over (of course, no one's seeing all that stuff).
Here . . I'll take a photo of the problem and post it. Give me a few minutes.
Ok - I posted pics, I'm just kidding myself when I say it's organized. Just because I know where everything is doesn't mean it *looks* organized - it looks like crap. LOL
What's in my carport:
3 wood doors - 2 sliding glass doors
Several sheets of greenboard/durrock/plywood
A small dresser/large dresser (awaiting refinishing so they can be used - large dresser will be bathroom vanity)
2 treadmills (fold-up)
1 large workout bench and weights
Lawnmowers (riding and push) and other lawn care things (weed eater, hedge trimmer, etc etc)
2 metal shelves stacked with: plastic containers, tools, paint cans
2 hanging racks that contain: shovels, tools, ropes, extension cords.
More plastic containers that are stacked up
A smoker (rolls in and out)
A wood pile - studs and other woods that can't get wet
Several tool boxes
Stacks of tile - other items needed for my current remodel project.
I have cinderblocks leftover from a previous project that are stacked up on the side of the carport - like a retaining wall. but I use several of them as sawhorses when I cut wood/etc (they're sitting in the driveway)
We have a gravel driveway so that, right there, makes it look even worse. Also something I intend to fix one day.