Planting Over Septic System

Landscaping Tips Ramsey MN Septic SystemChoosing the right types of plants over your Septic Tank, Septic Mound or Soil Absorption Field can provide many benefits. Flowers and native grasses can really spruce up the area with natural beauty. Low Maintenance Plants can also help to Prevent Soil Erosion and remove nutrients from the soil. MN Septic Professional, Brad Krotzer of Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) has seen many planting variations over his 20 years as a septic contractor in the Ramsey MN area. He has also witnessed some fails that resulted in damage to the Mound System and Soil Treatment Area of the drainfield. Root Intrusion and Soil Erosion are two areas that you want to avoid when choosing your flowers for planting.


Low Maintenance Grass | Flowers | Plant

Think Low-Maintenance when deciding on which types of grass or flowers to plant on top of or around a septic system. Look for plants that are Drought Resistant and require very little attention. Shallow Fibrous Roots are also an important factor in choosing plants that grow over the Soil Absorption Field and Septic Mound in particular.


Planting Trees | Shrubs | Root Vegetables

Roots from trees and shrubs can penetrate the underground septic components, causing damages that need to be repaired by a Licensed MN Septic Contractor. Planting root vegetables over a Mound System or Leach Field is a bad idea for a number of reasons including the chance for contamination from the bacteria found in sewage. Constant watering or walking on the mound is also a no-no.


Recommended MN Native Plants

Below, are some Minnesota Native Grasses and Native Flowers that will provide Low-Maintenance Ground Cover while looking pretty, be resilient and help to Prevent Soil Erosion.


MN Native Grasses

  • Blue Grama
  • Canada Wild Rye
  • Fescue Lawn Grass
  • June Grass
  • Kentucky Bluegrass
  • Little Bluestem
  • Prairie Brome
  • Prairie Dropseed
  • Ryegrass
  • Western Wheatgrass


MN Native Flowers

  • Allium
  • Bigleaf Aster
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Brown-Eyed Susan
  • Butterflyweed
  • Daylilies
  • Goldenrod
  • Oxeye
  • Pale Purple Coneflower
  • Pasqueflower
  • Pennsylvania Sedge
  • Peonies
  • Rough Blazing Star
  • Violets
  • Wild Bergamot
  • Wild Geranium

Minnesota Licensed Septic Professionals

As a MN Septic System Professional, Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) provides High Quality and Cost Effective Services to Minnesota residents. We have seen some pretty amazing Landscaping Over Septic Systems during our 20 years in the business. Why not try your hand at adding some beauty to your backyard sewage treatment area? Choosing the right plants can also provide the added benefit of Preventing Soil Erosion.

In Ramsey MN, call Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) at 763-218-4769 for Septic Inspections, Septic Repairs, Septic Designing and Installations.