How to Landscape Close Sewage Pipes

The last thing anyone wants in their front yard is a little pond of sewage, that is why it is a fantastic idea to decide in advance what types of plants work best about sewage and water pipes whenever you’re planning your landscaping. This helps prevent roots from growing toward and wrapping about pipes, or in some cases trying to develop into the pipes for the water.

Contact the appropriate utility company to locate your sewage pipes in addition to other hidden obstacles such as cable and gas lines. They will mark the places. Avoid digging in areas where wires are marked and dig just shallow holes above pipes.

Decide where to locate natural areas. Generally it is better to have mostly grass over sewage pipes, but because the pipes do operate in the home, that is not possible in all cases. Use spray paint to outline natural areas and step back to look at the plan and make adjustments.

Select flowers, ornamental grasses and low shrubs to plant near sewage pipes. Avoid planting fast trees, which have deep roots and are more likely to cause damage such as roots tangling around the pipes. If you have to have trees, then select slow-growing ones such as a saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana).

Stagger the plants for a more natural look, setting flowers and tiny plants in between little shrubs, or even zigzagging vegetation in order that it is not in a direct line.

Use rocks and other ornaments such as bird feeders or glass globes to fill in organic areas. These constructions will not result in any harm to the sewage pipes and include a bit of attention to the overall look. When installing bird feeders or other things on a article, locate the post many feet in the sewage pipes, so the digging does not disturb them.

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