Rooftop Design / September 10, 2018 / Juan M. Tate.
The benefit that can be acquired with rooftop farming is similar to the benefits that can be gained from other farming practices such as vertical farming and urban farming. Rooftop farming can possibly be considered as urban farming since urban farming seems to cover a much larger scale of farming practice in urban areas. What makes rooftop farming unique is that even ordinary citizens can take advantage of it so long as they have a rooftop space to use. In addition the materials and tools needed for rooftop farming can range from simple wooden crates to farming rails as well as ceramic and herb pots to complex ones with hydroponic systems. Here are some simple rooftop farming ideas that you can possibly consider.
Rooftop gardens are quite beautiful when developed the right way. Other than that here are a few more reasons why people (most especially gardeners) work into this kind of activity. Gardening up on the roof (whether it would be the planting of vegetables flowers or both) provides a means to promote the production of vegetables or plants within the city. So if youre into growing rooftop vegetable gardens or is just into flower gardening then this can be a means of lessening some costs on your part as you will rarely need to buy certain goods at the market should you run out of these.
Some rooftop wind turbines will work more favorably when on the edge of a rooftop such as one that is long and flat (sort of like being on the edge of a cliff with an updraft). Others however on roofs with more angle or pitch will work more favorably in a higher location. Finding the right spot on the rooftop can add 5 to 40-percent more efficiency in electricity generation. One of the most obvious points is for home and business owners in rather windless areas to not buy rooftop wind turbines but rather opt for other alternative energy resources. Wind maps may help some determine if there is enough regional wind to justify the purchase of building of a rooftop wind turbine. Buying an inexpensive anemometer and tracking results is also helpful before making a decision.
Consider: how accessible your roof is the structural capacity and the condition your roof is in. If everything checks out and youll be able to easily access your garden then its on to step two. Determine: the weight of the garden and your budget. Keep in mind the costs of maintaining the garden as well as your initial costs. Good to go? On to step three! Design: Decide the most effective design for your roof and budget and then figure out if you want to install irrigation work on how it will drain and pick your plants! Obtain Permits: And the last and most important step to not forget is to get the required permits from your local government and then youre ready to begin your Rooftop Eden! If youre simply placing potted plants you may not need any kind of permit but its always a good idea to double check. Rooftop gardens have become very popular in the Houston area. They are very attractive mentally stimulating and can help give shade in the hot summers. Rooftop gardens give you the option of creating life in unused space. This is only the beginning of the process but it will be well worth it when its finished. You can be the first in your neighborhood to create a completely unique rooftop garden.