Important Steps in Building a Roof Garden Part 2
A limited space isn’t a problem to have a garden. Utilizing the house roof as a garden has become a trend right know, even though it has existed since 6th century BC, as explained in the previous article. Having open green space in your house, apartment, office, or others can reduce the sunlight exposure which get into the house and can hold down the global warming level. These 2 steps below are the continuation of some important steps in building a roof garden. Besides that, this article will share how to choose the suitable plants for the roof garden.
Plant the grass
Choose fibrous root grass in the garden. You can plant the vines at the edge of the wall or fence and plant the low plants at the edge of garden or concrete area. Also, plant flowering plants to beautify your garden.
You can use wood, bamboo, or iron to fence your roof garden. Install the fences in the back or in front of the garden. It will be better if your roof garden has a door so that you will feel like in a yard.
Because the garden itself is located on the roof of the house, it means that the garden is exposed by the sunlight directly. So, you have to choose plants that are resistant to sunlight. You can choose bougainvillea, rose, jasmine, Cambodia, and others that can beautify your roof garden. Avoid choosing taproot plants like palm tree but you have to choose fibrous root plants such as pagoda tree.
Why should you choose soft-stemmed plants? Because their stems are easy to form and their growth is relatively slow. You can choose spider plant, firestorm plant, screw pine, or others soft-stemmed plants.
As explained above that you have to choose heat tolerant plants because they are easy to maintain and don’t need much water. They are bougainvillea, Cambodia, and others.
We can’t deny that beautiful flowers can make the garden looks so lovely. You can choose rose, jasmine orchid, and others. In order to make your garden fence doesn’t look stiff, you can decorate it by planting beautiful vines like morning glory, allamanda, thunbergia, and other vines.