Have you ever noticed how a well-thought-out landscape can make your home look more valuable and attractive? That's a good reason to take landscape planning seriously. An equally important conside...
Have you ever noticed how a well-thought-out landscape can make your home look more valuable and attractive? That's a good reason to take landscape planning seriously. An equally important consideration is that your landscaping project needs to be designed around your septic system and how it functions. You must consider the effect that your landscaping project will have on your septic system before making any final decisions, especially when it comes to where you are going to place heavy traffic areas, trees, architectural features like fences and walkways, and other permanent structures like pools or ponds. Partnering with Metro Septic Pumping before making final landscaping decisions. A septic tank company knows what is and isn’t appropriate near septic systems.
The septic system is an important part of your home and its maintenance should not be neglected. The septic system consists of the septic tank and the drain field, which are buried underground. The septic tank contains all the solid waste in your household and separates the solids from the liquids. The liquids then flow from the tank into a drain field, where bacteria treat them before being released into the soil.
When you need to landscape around your septic system, there are some things to consider for your yard does not interfere with its proper functioning. Below are some tips for landscaping around a septic system:
The access port is where you can flush out any solids that may have built up in your tank by using a hose or bucket. Knowing where this port is located is important before deciding what plants will be placed around it. Some plants, like violets, can grow right over the top of an access port without causing any damage, while others may require some extra space around them so they don't get covered over by grasses or other types of ground cover.
If you want to plant flowers or bushes near your septic tank, ensure they're not too deep-rooted. Some plants can damage the pipes inside the tank by growing into them or by absorbing nutrients from them. If you're unsure about what plants will be safe for this purpose, check with a local nursery or garden center before purchasing any new plants for your yard.
You can use many types of plants around your septic system, but there are some plants you should avoid. Plants that naturally attract pests, such as aphids or Japanese beetles, should not be planted near your septic tank. Also, avoid planting invasive plants like bamboo near your septic system because they can quickly take over the area and could clog up the lines that lead to your tank.
Avoid planting any trees over or near your septic system. Trees can interfere with the proper functioning of your drainfield by blocking sunlight from reaching it or sending roots through it into the wastewater. Trees can also cause damage to underground utilities such as gas lines, water pipes, and electric lines.
You should also avoid areas with heavy foot traffic near the septic tank. This includes areas where people park their cars and walk across lawns or pathways to get to their homes or garages. These areas should be paved with concrete or asphalt instead of grass because these surfaces won't allow water to penetrate through them as easily as grass would do (which could lead to flooding).
One of the most important things you can do for your septic system is to ensure that any architectural features are placed away from the area surrounding the tank. This includes any decking or patios that may extend over the tank and any landscape features that may be placed too close to it. If a tree roots around your tank and starts growing into it, this can cause serious damage to your septic system. Asphalt driveways should also be avoided since they prevent water from being absorbed back into the ground and could lead to flooding around your septic tank.
Many different types of swimming pools can be installed near a septic system. Each type will have its own requirements for placement on the property. The most common types of pool are inground, above-ground, and vinyl liners.
Inground pools require concrete to support and keep water from leaking into the surrounding soil. The pool area must be sloped away from the home so that any water that collects around the pool does not flow back towards the house.
Above-ground pools are usually made from steel frames with polyethylene liners that form the walls and base of the pool. These pools can be installed directly over top of a septic field without causing any problems with drainage or seepage into the surrounding soil. It is important to note that these pools do not have any holes in them, so they do not allow dirt or debris to enter the pool water during use, which may contaminate it if left untreated for long periods.
It is crucial to consider what plants you want to put around the access point of your septic system. Even if you pay attention to your septic system regularly, it might be difficult to know what will and won't clog up the pipes, compromising your access point and making it impossible for a septic company to do full-scale maintenance. Keep track of the plants near the access point so that you will always know whether there are any issues with the sewage. Metro Septic Pumping can help if you are concerned with your septic system.