Rooftop Design / September 9, 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.
Solar panels or photovoltaic panels (PV) are one of many investments that should be considered if you plan on saving money and generate electricity. They are called solar panels because the mount absorbs light the most effective form of source (the sun) and generate the light to electricity. While rumors of Global Warming continue to rise the concern for our green environment has also risen. This is why everyone should also pay attention to your eco-footprints. Everyone plays a role in global climate change whether it is littering toxic hairspray sprayed in the air cars spurring fumes. This is why everyone should give to an eco-friendly solution. With photovoltaic panels coming into action the elimination of gas electricity and other wasteful energies are diminishing. Photovoltaic panels are an effective stepping foot into a eco-friendly environment while saving you money in the long run.
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.