Lovely and Airy with a Rooftop Garden
Lovely and Airy with a Rooftop Garden. Small houses in urban areas is very ‘stingy’ open land for parks or gardens. Even if there are vacant lots, not rarely even enabled to extend the building. Gardening in pots much done and it could be a practical solution. Now, there is another way of gardening in a narrow area more attractive. Planting on the roof of the house alias create a roof garden. You need to intervene technologies for successful gardening on a roof. But, it’s not as complicated as imagined.
Customize with type roof
Roof garden technology was first developed in the 1980s in Germany. Then it spread to many other European countries, such as Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, France, and Switzerland. Type roof garden is divided into three criteria that can be adapted to the type of the roof of the building itself, namely:
Extensive roof garden using a planting medium as thick as 14 cm and only needs to be composted as much as 1 times a year. Insecticides should be given every 3 months. Extensive roof garden land area suitable for narrow roof.
Semi-intensive roof garden using a planting medium as thick as 19 cm and should be composted as much as 2 times a year. Insecticides need to be given every 1 month.
Intensive roof garden using planting medium with a thickness of over 22 cm and should be composted as much as four times a year. Insecticides need to be given every 1 month.
Green Wall, roof of any home can be a roof garden, as long as it meets three key requirements.
- The roof of the house with no concrete waterproofing layer must have a good and solid structure.
- The condition of roofs allow for the planting medium is added as thick as 14-24 cm.
- On the roof of the house can be made drainage holes.
If you have difficulty to make its own roof garden, you should submit the workmanship on professionals. First of all you will be checked roofs slope angle, for further sought to know the type of treatment and the type of plants that fit. In the process, the material to be coated roofs root barrier to prevent plant roots entering and damaging the roof structure of the building. Furthermore, given the basic material on it, and then coated again with planting medium. The growing media is that you can plant a variety of crops option.