Landscaping around sewage treatment system

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Autumn Wirth asked 13 years ago
Could you please recomment any shallow-rooted shrubs, ground-cover or medium trees to use to landscape around a BAF sewage treatment system (which is different to a septic tank)? We have a large area to work with and would like to create a decorative spot to camouflage the tank covers and avoid damaging the lawn mower (which has happened twice). We are definitely beginner gardeners and would appreciate any advice. Thank you.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
There is no problem planting any kind of trees or shrubs around a septic of any kind, but you must not plant anything except grass or flowers over the soakage area which drains the effluent off the tank and which is a grid of buried pipes.