Leach field

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by AztlanLC, Sep 29, 2002.

  1. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    Why do I feel like I should know what you're talking about, but dont know what you're talking about?

    What's a "leach field"?

    Scott
     
  3. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We do it just like any other part of the lawn. What is your concern?
     
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    grass usually grows best on top of the leeching field. just plant it like you would anywheres else.
     
  6. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well I have seen it before that when it gets dry like this summer grass dies and also looks kind of awful, Can I apply like about 5" of top soil on top of it?
     
  7. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I doubt that you can change the elevation on the leach field, local health codes will prevail.
     
  8. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here in Massachusetts the leaching system is supposed to be between 9" and three feet from the surface.
    If you are worried about violating the law, get the engineer's name from the homeowner and ask him if it is OK to add the 5".
    It should be fine.
     

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