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One of the biggest challenges of having a septic system on your property is dealing with the appearance of the drain field. Sometimes homeowners find that the drain field itself is unattractive, and that can be problematic. If you've been thinking about doing something to improve the appearance of your septic system's drain field, there are a few things that you need to know. Here are some tips to safely landscape it so that you don't affect the delicate balance of the system.
Before you can do anything with the drain field, you need to choose your plants carefully and make sure that you don't have to do a lot of prep work to the area. In fact, the less you have to disturb the drain field soil, the better.
Choose plants that have a shallow rooting system, because anything that roots too deep could disrupt the lines and the sublayers of your drain field. You also don't want plants with aggressive roots. Delicate roots are much less likely to cause any damage. They should also be low maintenance. Opt for things that will grow without much intervention, watering, or other care.
You also need to make sure that any plants you choose don't require a lot of soil preparation. You don't want to work the soil in the drain field because the filtration system can start as little as a few inches below the surface. You can add an inch or two of topsoil above the field, but don't add more than that, because it could interfere with the air exchange.
Start Your Planting
One of the best mixtures for a drain field is a combination of grasses and wildflowers. Not only would it look pretty, but it's a great way to draw wildlife. You'll want to plant wildflowers that grow from bulbs, though, because it's an easier way to plant in the area and create a mixture of different seasonal blooms.
Look for flower bulbs that are fairly tolerant of drought and work well in whatever type of sunlight your drainfield receives. In addition, start with new bulbs, not ones that have been sitting for a year or so. Consider a mixture of annuals and perennials so that you get a steady cycle of blooms.
With these tips, you can turn that unsightly drain field into a mass of color and delicate flowers. Talk with your septic tank repair contractor before planting, though, to make sure you know where all of the components are placed. The more proactive you are, the better your results will be.