Guide to Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

The environmental benefits of planting on roofs and walls are now becoming widely understood, including their value in reducing pollution, insulating against heat and cold and reducing the maintenance of buildings. A new Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls, will inspire architects, builders, gardeners and home maintenance enthusiasts to incorporate green roofs and walls in forthcoming projects.

It describes the historical development of both commercial and small domestic examples from all over the world. It also provides an introduction to the practical techniques required for constructing green roofs, explaining the weight-bearing considerations, materials, substrates, draining layers, modular systems, and plants (including plant choice, which are suitable for extreme conditions encountered on roofs: drought, high light intensity and wind).

Other chapters explain the ins and outs of how planting on walls requires completely different techniques. Loads of clear inspirational colour photographs and drawings, and an excellent plant directory. :: Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls from Amazon ($23.07)

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