Rooftop Garden Design

A roof space can make an exciting and interesting garden, and can provide an additional outdoor room in which to entertain or relax. This can be particularly important where garden space is limited.

Before creating a rooftop garden design it would be prudent to employ the services of a structural engineer to check the roof for its load bearing capacity. Even if all is well any design should use lightweight materials and lessen the effect of strong winds by planning suitable boundaries.

Planting can be incorporated using pots or raised beds filled with a lightweight compost mix. As the area is likely to be a dry environment it is important to select planting which can tolerate such conditions and to incorporate some form of irrigation system. Additionally, Astroturf can be rolled out and trimmed to create the illusion of a lawn.