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poor septic drainage

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Stonewall, May 24, 2001.

  1. Stonewall

    Stonewall LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    My septic lines have decided not to leach into the ground as well as they once did and I'm having some problems with some standing water at the end of them. I've heard that there are some plants that are well suited to help soak up the water better. Any suggestions?
  2. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    Replace the dirt around the lines. you'll be better off
  3. MJ

    MJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    Stonewall - I'd suggest using a backhoe to dig and remove as much dirt as possible and practical. Replace with bed of course gravel and fill with sand. If you're not on private septic, I'd wonder if there is a break in the line.

    I'm assuming that a caution not to hit any part of the septic is unnecessary. :)

  4. Stonewall

    Stonewall LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    I don't really want to undertake digging it up right now in mid season. Maybe a winter project, if it's not too wet like last year. I was hoping for a temporary fix with plants.

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