How to Join Artificial Grass With Glue and Tape
June 16, 2023
August 3, 2016
If you want to enjoy the lifestyle which comes with a proper roof garden there are 2 choices:
The “Heavyweight” Route
This involves layers of waterproof membrane, constructing drainage channels if needed. And then laying natural turf over the top. Of course, you could venture into hydroponics to try and minimise the weight and there are special soil mixtures available to help. But you are looking at a lot of weight , a lot of installation work and even strengthening the roof.
The “Lightweight” Route
Use planter pots, tubs and bedding to carry your plants and lay artificial grass. This way you will have less maintenance and the whole project will be easier to construct. Not only that, but all the worries about how you compost grass cuttings 10 stories up won’t even cross your mind!
So next time you are trying to catch a breeze in a hot dusty city, look up …. you’ll probably see beautiful roof gardens offering a cool solution to a busy city life.
Looking beyond Europe to countries much further afield where hot climates prevail, there has been a significant increase in rooftop garden construction.
Take South Korea for example. In Seoul, building owners can get up to 70% of the cost of creating a roof garden as a subsidy from the local government. They have been promoting ‘green Seoul’ projects since as far back as 2002. Many office workers in the city benefit from this. Opting to take a relaxing break or even hold some of their meetings in the more pleasant surroundings that their building’s roof garden offers.
The therapeutic benefits of roof gardens in Seoul are not restricted to office workers though. Hospital patients are also able to enjoy them, a good example of that being Eunpyeong Hospital in Seoul. They built a rooftop garden on the top of their building for use by its patients. According to a spokesperson for the hospital the garden “can help patients stay in an emotionally comfortable condition and have a positive mind … the green environment is especially helpful for those suffering from depression.”
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