We are looking at a house that just had a new Septic and Mound system put in....

Asked December 15, 2014, 2:18 PM EST

We are looking at a house that just had a new Septic and Mound system put in. I have noticed in the past that mound systems if covered in grass tend to dry out and look parched. Is there any reason Why I could not plant Wild flowers on the Mound.

Wright County Minnesota landscaping around septic areas

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A cover of plants is very important on a septic mound. Depending on how deep the soil is, it should be possible to grow many different plants - as long as they are not trees or shrubs which can have deep and robust root systems.

Here is a publication from the University of Minnesota that will explain how plants should be chosen, and planted to best protect the septic system:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/landscaping-septic-systems/

I hope this is helpful. Please contact AaE again if you have further questions.