Best trees for avoiding blocked drains
So it’s happened again! You’re drains are blocked up, causing big problems for your home and garden and the number one suspect is your trees. Not all trees are born equal and some are more likely to invade your plumbing than others. When it comes to planting trees near sewerage systems or water mains you have to be careful, but there are some options that are safer than others. To help you pick the perfect plant, we have compiled a list of the best trees to plant to avoid blocked drains.
An Apple Away Keeps the Blockage Away
The first entry on this list is a particularly tasty one. Small apple trees can usually be planted just a few metres away from your water line. Apple trees look lovely and have the added benefit of producing some extra tasty treats when they’re well cared for. As long as you’re not trying to flush your apple cores down the toilet, an apple tree shouldn’t give you too many problems when it comes to blocked drains.
Go Fruity with Feijoas
One more edible entry for this list – but one you might be less familiar with. Feijoa trees have non-invasive root systems, are incredibly pest and disease resistant and they produce a delicious fruit of the same name. Feijoas mix a sharp zest with a sweetness to produce a truly unique taste experience. They also drop their fruit once they’re ripe, so you’ll always know when your feijoas are ready to eat. Plant a feijoa tree and reap all the benefits, including not having to worry about blocked drains.
The Costal Golden Wattle
Show your national pride with a non-invasive native Australian shrub. The Costal Golden Wattle grows to about 5 metres high and produces an unforgettable display of golden yellow flowers around September.
Less tree and more flower but a beautiful option no-less, Azaleas are an easy way to add some colour to your yard. Producing a beautiful pink display, azaleas can give your garden the look you desire without creating blockages in your sewers and pipes. You can also plant azaleas in pots and spread them around your home to colour coordinate your home and your garden.
Keep Blockages at Bay
If you want to keep drain blockages at bay why not try a bay tree? These slow growing trees produce a rich green colour and their leaves can be used as flavouring in cooking. These trees provide great shape and character to any garden.
To make sure that you’re doing everything you can to avoid tree-related blockages, contact your local council to find out where your pipes are sitting.
If you’re in Sydney with blocked drains or clogged pipes, tree-related or not, you can contact us for a free quote – call 04 0487 9929.