Rooftop gardens – the green oasis in the clouds

by Kremy

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The roof has long ceased to be just a roof. It is considered as the “fifth facade” and accommodated swimming pools, solariums and of course, rooftop gardens.

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Modern rooftop gardens are the perfect solution for urban dwellers who suffer from a lack of greenery. In big cities a visit to the park is often time-consuming and in our hectic lifestyle for many people this is a luxury.

Rooftop gardens – an area to relax and enjoy Nature

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Contemporary rooftop gardens provide a real relaxation area with benches, gazebos, fountains and water features. As an additional advantage to environmental and aesthetic function, designing a roof garden can acts as a thermal and sound insulator.

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During the summer, the green roof will cool the indoor temperature while in the winter it will help the warmth stay inside.

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Another advantage of green roofs is that the plants extend the life of the roof itself, as plants reduce exposure to UV rays and absorb roof rainwater.

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A rooftop garden has many advantages and only one disadvantage – building it without the help of specialists in landscape design and builders may be quite a challenge.

Rooftop gardens – attractive outdoor space

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Rooftop gardens can be decorated in many different styles, moreover, in the same area different styles can be combined successfully.

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The roof is a source of inspiration for professional designers, as well as for home gardeners. Good planning is essential for the successful roof garden. It is the perfect place for a quiet rest or entertaining, sky observation or simply recreation.

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Depending on the roof, you can arrange a comfortable seating area, build a small pond, grow fruit trees etc. Choose plants that can bear the strong rays of the sun in the summer.

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Green plants do not need as much care as colorful flowering plant species. Herb pots will also fit well into an urban rooftop garden.

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Furniture is an important element of the rooftop garden design. Make sure that the material is waterproof and the furniture is not too heavy.

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Architecture elements like lattice trellis, decorative walls, as well as large trees planted separately in pots and small groups of bushes will add a dynamic feeling to the design of the rooftop garden while accent lighting will enhance the visual value of the garden.


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