(Closed) How to hide neighbor's ugly couch in yard (POLL)

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll:
    Put trellis panels in that spot - would be obvious why I am doing it : (39 votes)
    58 %
    Plant native grasses there - more expensive, not sure I want grasses there, might take time to grow : (3 votes)
    4 %
    other - help! : (25 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 2
    1754 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    RedHeadKel:  How many neighbors know about the couch? I might put in an anonymous call to the city about it. 

    Post # 3
    246 posts
    Helper bee

    Same as PP. What does it take to get rid of it? In my city you could just put a couch to the curb and they will take it away. Depending on how friendly you really are with them I might offer to help them dispose of it. But really if it’s against a city code the anonymous call could be perfect.

    Post # 4
    47255 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Do you have a vehicle that woujld be able to fit the couch? I would just be a bit more direct, tell them I was making a trip to the dump  and offer to take it for them.

    Post # 6
    4943 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    RedHeadKel:  Just call the city and have them approach the neighbors. 

    Post # 8
    1169 posts
    Bumble bee

    RedHeadKel:  Call the city. Mice and rats can build their home in it. Plus fleas and other bugs could get in and infest your yard.  

    Post # 9
    1229 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Or you guys could have a bonfire.

    Post # 10
    2918 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    Tell them you saw neighborhood dogs peeing on it and they need to get rid of it ASAP because it’s a biohazard? Offer to help put it on their truck?

    Post # 11
    992 posts
    Busy bee

    RedHeadKel:  Truthfully, neither of the options you presented will do anything about the problem itself….the couch has to go. Call your trash company to see if they do special pickups for large items. In my area, you can call for large-item pick up once (maybe twice?) per year and pay an extra $10 on that month’s bill…

    I’m not saying you should be responsible for paying to remove your neighbor’s trash, but it seems to me that this would still be cheaper than putting up trellis or planting decorative grass.  That said I could be way off…is it really THAT expensive to drop it off a the landfill?

    Post # 13
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    RedHeadKel:  I’d report it to the city. 

    I had a neighbor recently who had piled a bunch of debris on their lawn and left it there for weeks, just getting rained on and growing mold. We have an online code enforcement tip line where I reported it. Someone contacted me the next day and the debris was removed within a few days. 

    Post # 14
    7432 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Go talk to them. Tell them you think you saw a racoon or something trying to make  a nest in it and you’re worried critters are going to set up housekeeping.  This way, you’re not calling them out. You’re calling out the (imaginary) racoon.

    If that doesn’t get their attention, call the city.

    Post # 15
    1740 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    ohnatto:  That was my first thought too.  I graduated from WVU, and the city council there just banned upholstered outdoor furniture because it’s a tradition to burn couches in the street after major football and basketball wins.  lol

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