The neighbors to my north like to keep their outside lights on at night. Until I can have a tall fence built or trees planted, I'm thinking of quick and easy ways to shield my front yard from their lights.
I have considered erecting poles at intervals along my side of the lot line, and attaching tarps or other shielding material between the posts. I could move or remove the shielding as needed. The poles would remain in place.
Or maybe I could screw the metal posts into receptacles permanently planted in the ground. (Secured with concrete, foam or gravel?) Just screw in the posts and hang the shielding when I'm going to observe. Has anyone ever done this? I wouldn't have to dodge the posts when mowing the grass, and no one would walk into the posts in the dark. (It would be a good idea to cap the receptacles somehow, so they wouldn't fill with dirt and debris.)
This would be much less expensive than a fence or row of trees. And it would be easier than dragging out and setting up the usual type of temporary shielding enclosures we see in these threads. Storage of poles and shielding would take up little space in my garage.
The only permanent features are the in-ground receptacles for the poles. It just makes sense to me.
A fence or row of trees would be easier in the long run. Nothing at all to take out or bring in. It's already out there ready for use.
And the fence would be a quicker solution than the row of trees. The fence is already at the height I need. I'd have to wait for the trees to grow.
But in the meantime, maybe this system of poles would be a good solution.
I'm curious to know if anyone has set up a system like this, with removable poles and shielding. In any case, do you think it would be worthwhile to do?
Edited by Sarkikos, 02 June 2020 - 01:04 PM.