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Table Of Contents

Observations of the Physical World
Power to the People
Art and the Creative Process
Color, Texture, and Movement
Accessories
Defining Biodiversity
Shelter and Habitat Design
Substrates
Plant Communities
Defining Color Palettes
Understanding What’s Beneath You
Preliminary Planning
Site Analysis in Action
Defining Program
Client Expectations
Clarifying Intentions
Preliminary Layout and Flow Patterns
Utilities and Access
Budget Guesstimates
Irrigation and Drainage Plans
It’s in the Details
The Maintenance Crew
Maintenance Manual
The Role of Aesthetics
Conclusion
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The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs

The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs

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Until recently, most green rooftop gardens were little more than variations on sedum mats on four inches of soil. Now, designers are creating cutting-edge green roofs that focus not only on critical environmental issue like heat, storm management, and ecosystem development, but also on the aesthetics, offering beautiful, livable, sustainable landscapes. The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs is a comprehensive exploration of rooftop garden design and the process behind it. It covers everything landscape architects and garden designers need to know to create a beautiful garden in the sky. With lush photography, international examples, and solid how-to information, this is an essential resource for all design professionals.
Until recently, most green rooftop gardens were little more than variations on sedum mats on four inches of soil. Now, designers are creating cutting-edge green roofs that focus not only on critical environmental issue like heat, storm management, and ecosystem development, but also on the aesthetics, offering beautiful, livable, sustainable landscapes. The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs is a comprehensive exploration of rooftop garden design and the process behind it. It covers everything landscape architects and garden designers need to know to create a beautiful garden in the sky. With lush photography, international examples, and solid how-to information, this is an essential resource for all design professionals.

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