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Many Thought It Was Difficult? Roof Gardens

by: Sharai Hoekema
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You either have green fingers, or you do not. Those of us blessed with it credit this particular talent for their blossoming, thriving gardens. On the other hand, those with the ‘touch of death’ - myself included - are sure of their ability to wilt away a flower by simply looking at it. Many Thought It Was Difficult? Roof Gardens. is it?

Roof Gardens Are Easy To Maintain

Why should this part of the population even think of roof gardens as a viable option? Well, that is relatively simple. The roof garden is not as hard to maintain as the fuchsias in your backyard, difficult to believe as it may be. All you have to do is ensure that there is a proper drainage system for the pots or beds on your roof so that they do not overflow. Many thought it was not easy, but it is really not. Instead, roof gardens are beautiful, an excellent climate control system, and an asset for the environment.

table, chairs, garden, rooftop

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Roof Gardens And The Impact On Your Health

All of the pollution in the air around us is negatively affecting our health. Especially when living in crowded cities, the rising number of pollution particles in the air, and the lack of trees and plants can give rise to an alarming lack of fresh oxygen in our lungs. 

As there is not a lot of space left to green up those cities, governments worldwide have now started investing in a solution that may help make areas slightly more suitable for living: roof gardens or roof farms. 

man, woman, rooftop garden, plants, herbs, vegetables
Happy Gardeners Pvt Ltd in Bangalore is one of the leading businesses in the Terrace Vegetable Garden On Hire. Also known for Roof Gardening Services, Terrace Vegetable Garden On Hire, Terrace Vegetable Gardening Services, and much more. 

It is not just the fresher air that it gives us. In urban areas, it is generally much warmer in the summertime. This results from the amount of concrete used on rooftops, a material that absorbs sunlight and makes the area as a whole warmer. Roof gardens, on the other hand, are a much better absorber of sunlight - it does not keep the heat trapped, but rather uses it to grow more green goodness. Simultaneously, a roof garden keeps the building underneath it nice and cool, as a natural air conditioning alternative; or traps heat in the winter, avoiding the need for heating.

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Roof Gardening Is Nothing New

It doesn’t just do wonders for our health and energy bills; it also lifts our mood like nothing else. It is not just the sight of something pretty and green, but also the relaxing activity it offers us: gardening. The idea of roof gardening is actually nothing new. It was already done back in the Roman Empire around 600 BC or in Egypt around the 11th century AD. These ancient populations already used roof gardens to grow their own produce.

Building, wall, windows, hanging plants, roof gardens
Iraq Hanging Gardens of Babylon is an Ancient Wonder… This Ancient Wonder site The Hanging Gardens in Babylon (also known as the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis, Hanging Garden Mesopotamia, hanging garden Iraq) and the walls of Babylon (present-day Iraq) are considered to be one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

They understood that laying out an entire garden was not necessarily needed. Just placing some pots on the roof already did the job, growing herbs and vegetables like basil, groundnut, coriander, mint, pepper, tomato, onion, and so on. It was not just houses covered with these rooftop oases, but their temples got a similar treatment. Back then, the Romans and Egyptians used mud-roofing, roofs that were actually strengthened by the growing of plants.

It was not unusual for entire towns to look like one giant garden when looking down from space, or so the rumors go. And while this practice has gone out of fashion as we went full steam ahead with new technologies and our hunger for expansion, we are only now inching back towards it.

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It Is All About The Right Choices

And while we may not have mud roofs anymore, it will be good to know that pretty much all roofs are suitable. You should keep in mind how much space you have available for your rooftop garden and not get too overly ambitious - maybe start with a pot or two before moving on. 

There are some more things to keep in mind. It is always good to opt for plants that are not too greedy when it comes to available space. You do not want one little green bugger to cover up your entire roof - and a good part of your neighbor’s. Speaking of, you might want to keep a good distance between the pots.

Balcony, pots, plants, roof garden

If you are not too sure about what to start with, you can consider some fruit plants - like lemons, apples, malts, and grapes, depending on your climate. Vegetables are a similarly good option. Think tomatoes, coriander, mint, eggplant, okra, zucchini, bitter gourd, pumpkin, carrot, radish, or corn. The climate is not your only consideration - please keep in mind that you will have to eat it, too. So better stick to the options that you actually like as part of your meal.

Ready? Got your first two pots out? No need to fret over ‘em. They will be just fine, as long as you ensure they get plenty of sunlight, water, and fertilizer. And make sure that the pots you use have proper drainage for excess water to flow away. 

Then, all you have to do is sit back and watch. Watch the plants grow, watch them attract more birds and insects. And as your rooftop garden grows, grow with it—research things like plant nurseries, vertical gardens, or rooftop farming. And before you know it, you will have your own green oasis in the city - doing your part in greening it up. 

Before you go!

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Many Thought It Was Difficult? Roof Gardens

You either have green fingers, or you do not. Those of us blessed with it credit this particular talent for their blossoming, thriving gardens. On the other hand, those with the ‘touch of death’ - myself included - are sure of their ability to wilt away a flower by simply looking at it.  Many Thought It Was Difficult? Roof Gardens. is it? Roof Gardens Are Easy To Maintain Why should this part of the population even think of roof gardens as a viable option? Well, that is relatively simple. The roof garden is not as hard to maintain as the fuchsias in your backyard, difficult to believe as it may be. All you have to do is ensure that there is a proper drainage system for the pots or beds on your roof so that they do not overflow.   Many thought it was not easy, but it is really not. Instead, roof gardens are beautiful, an excellent climate control system, and an asset for the environment. Recommended:  Rooftop Garden: Sustainable Urban Agriculture Roof Gardens And The Impact On Your Health All of the pollution in the air around us is negatively affecting our health. Especially when living in crowded cities, the rising number of pollution particles in the air, and the lack of trees and plants can give rise to an alarming lack of fresh oxygen in our lungs.   As there is not a lot of space left to green up those cities, governments worldwide have now started investing in a solution that may help make areas slightly more suitable for living: roof gardens or roof farms.   Happy Gardeners Pvt Ltd in Bangalore is one of the leading businesses in the Terrace Vegetable Garden On Hire. Also known for Roof Gardening Services, Terrace Vegetable Garden On Hire, Terrace Vegetable Gardening Services, and much more.  It is not just the fresher air that it gives us. In urban areas, it is generally much warmer in the summertime. This results from the amount of concrete used on rooftops, a material that absorbs sunlight and makes the area as a whole warmer. Roof gardens, on the other hand, are a much better absorber of sunlight - it does not keep the heat trapped, but rather uses it to grow more green goodness. Simultaneously, a roof garden keeps the building underneath it nice and cool, as a natural air conditioning alternative; or traps heat in the winter, avoiding the need for heating. Recommended:  Green-roof Home Concept Studio Penda The Ying Yang: Austria Roof Gardening Is Nothing New It doesn’t just do wonders for our health and energy bills; it also lifts our mood like nothing else. It is not just the sight of something pretty and green, but also the relaxing activity it offers us: gardening. The idea of roof gardening is actually nothing new. It was already done back in the Roman Empire around 600 BC or in Egypt around the 11 th century AD. These ancient populations already used roof gardens to grow their own produce. Iraq Hanging Gardens of Babylon is an Ancient Wonder… This Ancient Wonder site The Hanging Gardens in Babylon (also known as the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis, Hanging Garden Mesopotamia, hanging garden Iraq) and the walls of Babylon (present-day Iraq) are considered to be one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. They understood that laying out an entire garden was not necessarily needed. Just placing some pots on the roof already did the job, growing herbs and vegetables like basil, groundnut, coriander, mint, pepper, tomato, onion, and so on. It was not just houses covered with these rooftop oases, but their temples got a similar treatment. Back then, the Romans and Egyptians used mud-roofing, roofs that were actually strengthened by the growing of plants. It was not unusual for entire towns to look like one giant garden when looking down from space, or so the rumors go. And while this practice has gone out of fashion as we went full steam ahead with new technologies and our hunger for expansion, we are only now inching back towards it. Recommended:  Sunbathing In Tiny House Cécile: A Sliding Roof It Is All About The Right Choices And while we may not have mud roofs anymore, it will be good to know that pretty much all roofs are suitable. You should keep in mind how much space you have available for your rooftop garden and not get too overly ambitious - maybe start with a pot or two before moving on.   There are some more things to keep in mind. It is always good to opt for plants that are not too greedy when it comes to available space. You do not want one little green bugger to cover up your entire roof - and a good part of your neighbor’s. Speaking of, you might want to keep a good distance between the pots. If you are not too sure about what to start with, you can consider some fruit plants - like lemons, apples, malts, and grapes, depending on your climate. Vegetables are a similarly good option. Think tomatoes, coriander, mint, eggplant, okra, zucchini, bitter gourd, pumpkin, carrot, radish, or corn. The climate is not your only consideration - please keep in mind that you will have to eat it, too. So better stick to the options that you actually like as part of your meal. Ready? Got your first two pots out? No need to fret over ‘em. They will be just fine, as long as you ensure they get plenty of sunlight, water, and fertilizer. And make sure that the pots you use have proper drainage for excess water to flow away.   Then, all you have to do is sit back and watch. Watch the plants grow, watch them attract more birds and insects. And as your rooftop garden grows, grow with it—research things like plant nurseries, vertical gardens, or rooftop farming. And before you know it, you will have your own green oasis in the city - doing your part in greening it up.   Before you go! Recommended:  Algae Canopy Miracle Works Better Than A Forrest: How? Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about roof gardens? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
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