Anyone have a green roof?

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Hairyfriend Wed 06-Oct-21 20:23:26

We are thinking of putting this on a new extension. Any good/bad experiences you can tell me about yours?

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Seashell1234 Thu 07-Oct-21 22:01:33

I have one on an outbuilding and it's lovely! No trouble.

Hairyfriend Fri 08-Oct-21 16:46:55

@Seashell1234- Thanks. What maintenance does it require? I'd read about annual fertilising and watering if very hot/dry. Is yours sedum?

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Seashell1234 Thu 14-Oct-21 20:47:00

I haven't been told to fertilise it (it looks sedumy but I forget the exact type). I watered it when it was first installed (heat wave) and once or twice this year when it was crazy hot.

Stokey Thu 14-Oct-21 20:53:19

Yes we have one above our kitchen. It's sedum, very low maintenance. When it's been very dry we stick a sprinkler out there, only if it's starting to look brown. And get out there a couple of times a year to tidy up leaves, check gutters etc. I love it. We can see it from our upstairs landing, bathroom and back bedroom. It's so much nicer than seeing a vast bit of concrete and good for wildlife.

LtGreggs Thu 14-Oct-21 21:06:26

Our next door neighbours have one on an outbuilding. It started off sedum, now (5+ yrs later) it is weeds/grass. The neighbours are not natural gardeners though.

Watto1 Thu 14-Oct-21 21:08:56

Silly question but do you have to mow it? I’ve got a picture in my head of my dh mowing the roof!


Hairyfriend Thu 14-Oct-21 22:56:39

@Watto1- No mowing required. Apparently the plants used (sedum) are only small when fully grown. I was told we'd need to fertilise it annually, along with check there are no rogue grasses or other plants growing in it.

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