Rooftop Design / August 31, 2018 / Juan M. Tate.
Rooftop gardens will help keep your house cooler naturally especially if you have a dark or black roof. Dark colors absorb and radiate heat. You could opt for a simpler garden consisting of potted plants or turn your roof into a garden. According to the City of Chicago turning your roof into the garden is known as a green roof system in which the garden will be separated from the hard roof and will be equipped to drain and supply nutrients and you may even consider installing an irrigation system in this type of garden. They suggest when planning out your rooftop garden that you should follow these four steps.
If theres an opportunity to utilize the rooftop of your housing unit (even more if its just an empty space) then consider creating your very own rooftop garden. Rooftop gardens are the best way to go when it comes to making good use of unused areas. But also take note that when you do have such a space for use make sure that its not against city and homeowner regulations. Whether its because you live in a city and have no space for a garden or because you want to utilize your roof for more gardening space a rooftop garden could be just the thing for you! From the tops of apartment buildings to roofs in suburbia rooftop gardens have become all the rage within the last couple years. So if youve been thinking about a garden like this or have just now realized its a possibility here are some things to know before you take on creating your perfect rooftop Eden.
It is not required that you use only one method to build your rooftop farm. You can mix and match any of these so you can maximize your space as well as your crop yields. From San Francisco to New York City rooftop wind turbines are hitting the home front. Rooftop wind turbines are being installed on both homes and businesses at an unprecedented rate due to several factors including the desire to save electricity cut down owns dependency upon fossil fuels and as a visible symbol that one is doing their part to go green.
Usage of Recyclable Materials Recyclable materials like plastic containers doors frames bricks and wood scraps can be used to start a rooftop farm. You just need to assemble them neatly so that you use them to grow crops. Usage of Greenhouse If you can afford it you can also use a greenhouse to start a farm in your rooftop and build a vertical farm. A vertical farm on your rooftop would come out to be very beneficial as you will be able to produce a lot of crops while using only a small amount of space.