What is a green roo?
A green roof (also known as a living roof or eco-roof) is created when living plantsare grown on a roof structure. The roof can be several storeys above ground leveland may be either an ‘intensive’ or ‘extensive’ green roof.
green roos require a high degree o maintenance, relatively deep substrates and can supporta wide range o plants rom trees and shrubs, to grass and owers. They may also contain a watereature and are generally heavy, requiring specifc support rom the building. They are what most peoplethink o as roo gardens.
green roos require minimal maintenance and a relatively shallow level o growing medium.They are composed o lightweight layers o ree-draining material that support low growing, tough,drought resistant plants. They require little or no support rom the building and because the plants areadapted to the extremes o a roo top environment – high winds, hot sun, drought and winter cold –they require little in the way o maintenance.
introduction to wildower green roos
technical inormation sheet
INTRODUCTION TO WILDFLOWER GREEN ROOFS
*made rom recycled British Textiles using patentedGrasselt technology
What are benefts o green roos?
green plants absorb noise, trap dust, recyclecarbon dioxide, absorb and break down manygaseous pollutants.
o hard suraces and are thereore importantto reduce urban ooding.
habitat, encouraging a wide range o insects,birds and butteries.
the energy costs associated with keepingbuildings cool in hot weather.
mixtures specifcally orgreen roos, which can begrown and laid out as aninstant growing carpet.
Wildower green rooproducts rom Lindum
Lindum Wildfower or Green Roos
is amixture o wildowers and grasses growingin a moisture retentive biodegradable elt*,to provide an instant established green roo.
Lindum Green Roo Mix
is a mix owildowers, sedums, herbs and otherspecies or use as a direct replacement orpure sedum mats.
wildowers and other species to ower overa prolonged period, create visual interestand attract a variety o wildlie.
medium that the plantsare growing in is maderom recycled Britishtextiles. The eltmedium not onlyacts as a grass/ weed barrier, but alsoretains moisture to aidestablishment.
up to 2 metres wide) that can be rolled outor instant eect.
Benefts o wildowerson a green roo
diverse range o bird, insect and animalspecies. Wildowers are greatly superior topure sedums in this respect.
extended owering season resulting in avisually pleasing eect.
appropriate lightweight substrate ominimum 75mm depth.
roo products simply roll out like a carpet.
green roo products usually require only onecut a year in autumn.
or additional irrigation, except in periodso extreme prolonged drought or whereaesthetic value in dry periods is important.
can grow on a slope o up to 30 degrees.