Can you plant around a well?
Hereof, how close can I plant to a well?
Don't plant any tree closer than 10 feet to a well, septic or sewer line or underground utility. Plant larger trees, or those with more aggressive roots, much farther away—20 to 30 feet.
Just so, can you build near a well?
new wells have been prohibited in sub grade structures such as pits or basements. Older wells may sometimes be kept in certain dry well pits, but additions may not be built over the top of a well pit adjoining a house.
Planting Options Leave a buffer of at least 1 foot around the well cover to allow access. Ornamental grasses work well for quick cover around the well. Many ornamental grasses grow several feet tall, so they will hide the cover completely. Another option is to plant a flower garden around the cover.