Rooftop Design / September 9, 2018 / Juan M. Tate
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.
Near homes neighbors trees grow and leaf out people may put up a second story or business may build structure in close proximity to homes which all may impact rooftop wind turbines. The important thing is to think about as may variables as possible when deciding if a rooftop wind turbine makes sense and the location that fits well.
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.