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Planting on and Landscaping Your Septic Mound System

There are mainly two types of options available to remove the excess content and water from septic tank systems. One is the drain field and the other is the mound system. The decision as to which type of septic system you can use is based on so many factors. The main points involved in the decision are the climatic factors and the type of soil in the area. Both of these systems will complete the same task but are slightly different in their design. They remove the excess water in the septic tank to an open area and spread it to the soil in that area. The space we are talking about is somewhat of a large area usually covering a few hundred linear feet or more. With both systems, planting over your septic mound is a process that has been in practice for quiet some time by now. The presence of plants in the area can considerably increase the performance of the septic mound.

The way in which the planting is done has a great role in whether or not damage may occur to the subsoil piping and components. In certain cases, the damage can be very severe and could render the septic mound useless. The plants that are used in the top of the septic system may remove excess water that the system cannot handle. This is due to the fact that the plants will also take a good share of the water that is absorbed by the soil around the drain pipes.

The use of right type of plants can make the area very attractive and take away some of the stigma attached to raised mound or mound systems. One way to create a good garden in the area of your septic mound is to contract or speak with an experienced person or company in the field of landscaping. It is considered to be the best option here because there are so many things that have to be carefully done in this aspect. If you are doing the work all by your own, hopefully there will not be any problem in completing the planting and selecting the layout. However, for that, you will have to follow some steps and such a systematic approach can make the job easier and perfect. The whole process can be divided in to two. The first one is to find the plants that are suited to the situation. Next one is the actual planting over your septic mound. Remember to select plant species that do not have deep running roots as these roots can damage the line system. If damage was to happen then you would have a bigger problem to contend with. Unfortunately, planting on and landscaping your septic mound system can be like a double edge sword. On one side you have beautiful landscaping, where as on the other side you could have problematic roots that can be very invasive and difficult to get rid of. If you manage to get the wonderful gift of roots in your lines. Do not get too worried. Just give a call to your septic expert and they should be able to help you in the treatment of the roots. In some cases the roots may even need to be removed from the lines.

Just remember to call a landscaper to help you properly design when planting on and landscaping your septic mound system. Other wise the consequences could be terrible.

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