There are a number of types of living roof ranging from the one i ve made enough for some simple grass plants and anything else that comes along right the way to full on living garden worlds with trees ponds and more this isnt what we re after.
Roof made of plants.
Plants for extensive green roofs.
The heart shape foliage on the shrub or small tree which can reach 10 feet tall and is hardy in zones 4 8 is interesting too.
10 great plants for a living roof succulents.
These include the cabbage pult kernel pult and melon pult which are all lobbed shot plants.
These are the mainstays of any green roof and should form the bulk of the planting unless provisions are.
Succulents such as sedum are often chosen for extensive green roofs because they withstand harsh conditions and minimize water loss.
Sedums are one of the star plants for creating a green roof and a sedum roof needs no extra growing medium.
A deciduous shrub with a funky common name harry lauder s walking stick corylus avellana contorta twists itself into seemingly unfathomable shapes that are good sculptural plant accents to a rooftop garden.
It is made of a waterproofing layer a root barrier a drainage system and growing medium for the plants.
For example due to the slope of the roof catapult plants must be used.
Think of a green roof as a lasagne of ingredients.
Green roofs of creeping plants and herbs need some sort of frame around the perimeter to hold everything in place.
Roof growing mediums are usually fabricated from variances of primarily expanded shale perlite coconut husk and or peat moss.
As well as affording excellent ground cover this hardy easy to maintain plant grows happily in a shallow layer of substrate minimising the amount of pressure it puts on a structure.
Use a mixture of organic and inorganic materials.
Beginning in the early 80s with a single asphalt shingle manufacturing facility in meridian ms and with its purchase of four additional roofing plants in the mid 90s atlas has grown to keep up with the demands of the ever growing asphalt shingle industry.
A green roof is simply one that fosters the growth of vegetation.
The plants added to this level are specially made to fit the roof.
Most grasses would fail on a living roof unless they were watered constantly in the summer.
These plants are essential to roof levels because of the slope of the roof.
Although no green roof is completely maintenance free with regular attention it should last a long time.
Atlas roofing products are designed to meet every market segment.