Ground cover over drain field


Old 04-09-01, 11:22 AM
Antony W. Serio
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I recently purchased a house in the Shenandoah Valey that has a septic tank and drain field. The drain field is in a shady section of the yard and currently has grass growing over it. I was wondering if there were any ground covers that I could plant that might 1) increase the effectiveness of my drain field, and 2) not clog my drain field with roots. I would preffer not to import an exotic or non-native plant. Does anybody have any ideas?
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Old 04-09-01, 01:00 PM
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We'll you've got some orange clay then. Not much you can do to enhance the effectiveness of your drain field. I don't know of any cround covers with shallow, non-invasive roots. You should probably leave it in grass. I'm sure it's greener over the septic tank!!!

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