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OH - Landscaping


Description:  Landscaping near, around, and on septic systems is a concern of many homeowners. This anxiety can be eased by involving the homeowner in the placement of the septic system and by what is appropriate to plant. To ensure a properly functioning soil-based septic system, whether below-grade or above, a suitable vegetative cover must be established. The right vegetation cover helps keep the soil stay in place, lets the septic system function at its best by removing moisture and nutrients from the soil, provides as an insulating layer, and makes the area more attractive. However, planting the wrong cover can do irreparable damage to the area. Options to deal with problematic roots will be discussed.
Learning Objectives:  Explain appropriate option for vegetation over septic systems, differentiate between proper and improper landscaping and describe problems associated with improper landscaping.
Credits:  1 CEU/hr
  1. This presentation was recorded at an OOWA training event in November 2021. It is approved by the Ohio Department of Health for 1 hr. CEUs for Ohio STS contractors (CEUs good for registration for the year following completion of the course) & for Ohio sanitarians (approval good through XXX. For others, please confirm this OOWA course is approved by your certification body. Refunds will NOT be issued for those mistakenly taking the course.
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