Landscaping Tips to Protect Your Septic System and Drain Field

Rely on Montgomery Sanitation Services, Inc. for Septic System Services

This month, Montgomery Sanitation Services, Inc. offers landscaping tips to protect your septic system and drain field. If you are a proud New River Valley homeowner with a septic system, you know the importance of proper maintenance. But did you know landscaping plays a significant role in the health and longevity of your septic system? In this blog, we’ll explore essential landscaping tips to help protect your septic system and drain field. If you need expert advice or maintenance, rely on Montgomery Sanitation Services Inc. for a thorough assessment.


Maintain a Safe Distance Between Trees and Your Septic System

While trees enhance the aesthetics of your property, their roots can wreak havoc on your septic system and drain field. To prevent root intrusion, plant trees at a safe distance from your septic components. Consider the mature size of the tree, and consult with a professional landscaper if you’re unsure about proper placement. Regular root maintenance is also crucial to keep those pesky roots at bay.


Use Caution When Landscaping Near the Drain Field

Your septic drain field is a sensitive area that requires careful attention when landscaping. Avoid placing heavy objects, like vehicles or large structures, over the drain field. Compact soil can hinder wastewater absorption and lead to system failure. Opt for shallow-rooted plants and grass in this area to promote optimal drainage and prevent damage.


Monitor Water Flow and Erosion Control

Proper water management is key to protecting your septic system and drain field. Ensure that rainwater flows away from these areas to prevent oversaturation, which can lead to system issues. Implement erosion control measures such as retaining walls or swales to direct water away from your septic components.


Schedule Regular Maintenance and Septic System Inspections


Lastly, never underestimate the importance of regular septic system maintenance and inspections. Professionals at Montgomery Sanitation Services Inc. can help you keep your system in top condition. Regular inspections can detect any landscaping-related issues early, preventing costly repairs down the road.


Landscaping can be a double-edged sword when it comes to your septic system. While it can enhance your property’s beauty, improper landscaping can lead to expensive repairs and system failure. Follow Montgomery Sanitation Services Inc. on Facebook for more tips to ensure your septic system and drain field remain healthy. Call us at (540) 382-2205 to discuss more about our landscaping tips to protect your septic system and drain field.