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Garden Know-How: Landscaping on Septic Drainfields
October 14 @ 12:30 am - 1:00 amFree
Bring your curiosity and questions about Landscaping on Septic Drainfields!
Presented by Master Gardener Rachael Dunn
Regular maintenance is a part of keeping your septic system working and is easier when components are well marked and easily located. Newer tanks have above ground easy access ports that many landowners would like to disguise. A tiered planter box or bench can camouflage these ports and can be easily moved to allow service. Access ports for older tanks are usually buried six inches to two feet and are difficult to locate when it comes time to pump. Bird baths or feeders, sundials, potted plants, sculptures or lawn ornaments near the access port will make it easier to locate for servicing. Consider installing risers, available from local septic pumpers, over access ports and then disguising them as discussed above.
This program will precede the WSU Master Gardener’s Plant Clinic from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.