Originally Posted by t-keela
I have some of my gray water run through a system of leech lines in the flower beds at home. The soapy water from the washing machine keeps the flowers watered and the bugs off.
(From this thread hijack)
Not that I can tell. Everything looks great. Like I said there are no bugs and the plants are absolutely healthy. I guess if there were high phospate levels in the soap it might be a problem. I use a pretty generic soap however and add compost and mulch the beds every year. Plus it’s not like I flood a small area with a lot of soapy water everday. I’ve got probably a hundred feet of line dispersing the water. I just used some 1 1/4" rolled black plastic pipe and drilled small holes every foot on the side near the beds. Covered them with a couple of inches dirt and mulch. Also the plants are very hardy naturally (ie: 4 o-clocks and cannas… some climbing roses and the like)
The soil is mostly sand beneath the compost so it probably helps reduce the acidity. I’ve got a lot of pine trees. The straw makes excellent mulch in some cases.
If you want to know anything else I/M just ask.
I’ve got about a half acre of flowers and stuff here that my wife and I landscaped together in the last 5 years. I hate to see it go to waste.