Roof Gardens Your Space To Breath In A City Home.
If you live in a city space for gardens is often at a premium but roof gardens can be a great solution.Suitable roof can providing space for you to create a garden and often have the benefit of having great view over the city which can be framed by some clever planting.
A few points to consider when planning a roof garden.
Climate – Your roof will be slightly more exposed that the area around your house.
Irrigation – Often it’s easy to create a micro irrigation by installing an outdoor tap on your roof.
Remember you can build roof gardens on the side of buildings not just the flat roofs.
Roof gardens are well suited to evergreen plants.
Pick plants that are suitable for growing in containers and pots.
For lawn artificial turf is now a great choice especially as it’s become very realistic.
You will need to consider how the pots and containers will drain into the existing roof drainage.
If you are considering creating a roof garden you will need to seek professional advice from an expert roofing company who will be able to advise you on the load your current roof will bear and also any additional alterations needed to bear additional loads from the plants and how to insure the roof remains water tight.