31 May '13, 4pm

Read "Irrigation on Extensive Green Roofs - Facts Study" by Jörg Breuning, The Green Roof Patroller #greenroofs

Read "Irrigation on Extensive Green Roofs - Facts Study" by Jörg Breuning, The Green Roof Patroller #greenroofs

In the last decade, I've seen many green roofs where the intended plants never really flourished. I estimate that in the US at least 50% of the green roofs are not performing to their fullest potential. This can be observed by simply looking at the most obvious of indicators, the plants themselves, regardless if they were planted on purpose or somehow found the space to take root. Most of these less healthy extensive green roofs are pre-planted boxes, or commonly known as modular systems. Not only are these systems much more costly, in my opinion the mid to long term results are often far below systems that are assembled in place and at the time of installation. I know that the transition from being a common nursery-grown plant (including pre-planted boxes) to the extreme environment of a rooftop poses severe challenges. Green roof plant nurseries typically have "great" ad...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/content/Irrigation-on-Extensive...

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