ABOUT ROOF GARDENS

With the galloping rate of building construction and the taking up of what little urban green spaces remains, gardens are slowly being transferred to rooftops.

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roof gardens

It’s completely irrelevant whether it implies gardens on above underground or aboveground garages, atrial roof gardens or gardens on the terraces or the roofs of skyscrapers.
Building a garden on a terrace or roof, planting trees and shrubs that will grow on concrete, returning life back into an area that has been taken from nature … All of this inspires us to approach each roof garden with even more enthusiasm (as if that’s even possible!) than the ‘ordinary’ ground-level gardens.

With regard to their intended use, we build roof gardens customised exclusively for visual pleasure, or those areas that serve as a space for sojourning and rest and accompanied by all garden elements – trees, lawns, water elements, paths, irrigation system…


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INTENSIVE ROOF GARDENS


Intensive roof gardens can visually be just like gardens on the ground, but building them is a little more complex.

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Considering they do not form on natural terrain, the conditions for the normal growth of plants need to be created.
Roses, shrubs, ornamental grasses, trees are able to grow on the roof. It’s also possible to make any the required garden elements – fountains, ponds, paths, small walls, pergolas… Depending on the intended use of the garden or park, playgrounds can be built, rows of trees planted, sun terraces or decks can also be arranged. During the construction project for the facilities, knowing the kind of roof garden desired is necessary, to ensure the proper static loads for the desired thickness of the substrate, and to provide for the construction of such static loads (small edge walls along the roof). Hence, along with the particular construction or financial constraints, only a lack of imagination can prevent one from building a garden on a roof.

BUILDING INTENSIVE ROOF GARDENS

Sometimes it’s necessary to use modules for the superelevation in order to reduce the amount of material required, especially for hard to reach locations, or to reduce the load on the roof.

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After setting the modules, which need to be properly connect to each other, filling with gravel takes place.

In areas envisaged for the cultivation of plants, where a greater substrate depth is required, instead of the modules, PVC drainage-accumulating troughs (6 cm in height) are placed which are then filled with a mineral substrate (lava granules, expanded clay), onto which filter geotextile is then placed. Substrate is then transported onto the geotextile where the thickness of the substrate depends on the type of plants to be planted (e.g. 20-30 cm for low shrubs and ground covering plants, 30-60 cm for larger bushes).

After bringing in the material, spreading it and finely levelling out the substrate (a special substrate blend is definitely required for intensive roof gardens!), this is followed by planting as required by the project. After the planting, a final layer of decorative gravel is placed on the gravel surface.
The fabrication of garden elements (water element, paths and terraces) is somewhat more complicated than for ordinary gardens, due to more difficult access and the limited height available for the structure.

 


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EXTENSIVE ROOF GARDENS


Extensive roof gardens require little maintenance, yet they provide the comfort of a garden.

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Such gardens are usually arranged in inaccessible places or places where we want to be ‘green’ and visually pleasing, but they are not used on an active basis.
Due to the limited substrate thickness amounting to 8-12 (15) cm, the choice of plants that can be planted is limited. Meaning, for extensive roof gardens, the many species of succulents (most often Sedum sp.) are most often used, which includes meadow grass, herbal plants and moss.
Maintaining these gardens is simple, there is no need to regularly water, weed, or maintain the plants, and most often the plants are left at the ‘mercy’ of natural conditions.

BUILDING EXTENSIVE ROOF GARDENS

Water insulation requires protective geotextile, and accumulating drainage troughs made of polystyrene are placed on it.

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Next, filter geotextile is placed over the troughs and then a specially prepared mixture of substrate for planting seedlings is brought in. The substrate is usually delivered in large bags, which are placed on the roof by a crane due to hindered access. A settled substrate layer of 8-12 cm is sufficient for an extensive roof garden.
The levelling out the substrate is followed by planting the plants, and in this case a few types of broadleaf stonecrop (Sedum sp.). The plants are planted in accordance with the project, and the amount of plants per square meter depends on the size of the plants and the desired effect (we recommend 25-35 pcs/m2).
In the first few months after planting, the plants should be watered occasionally, whereas later on watering won’t be necessary.


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