We are having some septic issues with our leach field and are planning on...
We are having some septic issues with our leach field and are planning on having that repaired. The individual who is repairing it said they would have to add more soil to the top of the field and that he would re seed with rhye grass seed. We understand (not being very lawn savvy) that rhye seed is a fast growing 1 year kind of grass. Is that right? What other seed should go in at the same time so that we have grass coverage next year? Can we mix grass seeds or should we just wait to seed with a longer lasting seed? What is your advice?
Hennepin County Minnesota
Some rye grass is perennial. Annual rye grass can also be used as a fast growing cover to prevent erosion.
For more information about grasses that are recommended for leach fields please see http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/landscaping-septic-systems/