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Extensive Green Roof Maintenance Tips for Spring

Extensive Green Roof Maintenance Tips for Spring

Spring is in the air, and with that comes the important task of preparing green roofs for the season ahead. Good maintenance means good performance!

Designing Vegetated Roofs to Survive Winter

Designing Vegetated Roofs to Survive Winter

Many vegetated roofs are installed in the autumn due to the construction schedule and a desire to finish the project. In such cases, it is critical to have mature and well-established plants as they have greater survivability on rooftops than immature seedlings.

Sedum: The Workhorse of Green Roof Plants

Sedum: The Workhorse of Green Roof Plants

Sedum, the genera of plants that are probably growing on more green roofs and has more to do with driving the economic engine of extensive green roofs than any other. 

Beyond Sedum: Allium Species For Green Roofs

Beyond Sedum: Allium Species For Green Roofs

Various species of Sedum are the workhorses of extensive green roofs. However, it is not wise to rely on one genus in any landscape, regardless of whether it is located on a roof or at ground level. The genus, Allium, is one group of plants that can complement sedum or be grown with other plant species.