Roof gardens actually have a history. The Hanging Garden in the Babylon is really a set of roof gardens. It was built over the arcade palace with ascending terraces. There is asphalt and reed laid down and it’s covered with thick sheets of lead and brick that helps to make the rooms below waterproof. To water the plants, water is raised up by a pump. The roof plants can be flowering shrubs or trees such as birch, cypress, acacia, cedar, mimosa, and larch. Roof gardens offer spectacular views from the rooftop. It can be applied regardless wherever the location of your home. You just need some tips on how to start it, so you can get a beautiful roof garden to support green living.
Roof garden design
Roof gardens today are very popular way to garden. You will get many advantages if you have roof garden as your garden. We know that the global warming effect has changed the climate and weather, so one of ways to reduce the effect of global warming is make roof gardens. The advantages you will get from roof planting such as are reducing CO2 emission and improving the air quality.
In addition, roof planting will also provide longer growing period for organic garden because soil is closer to the sun and it retains heat. If you want to try making a roof garden, you can try with the small garden on a shed or dog house before you plant in a larger surface like your home roof. First, you need to examine your roof to make sure that the pitch of roof is no more than 30 degrees, so the roof is capable to sustain the additional weight of your garden. Precision Roofing can come in and check the status of your roof to make sure it can handle the extra weight. For the cold climates, you also need to account the snow weight in the winter.