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    Rooftop gardens Part 2 - Planting options

    Published on 7 February 2019, Thursday, 5:55 AM

    Rooftop gardens are a great alternative to a backyard, allowing smaller households to still enjoy the benefits of outdoor greenery!

    Once you have identified whether your roof is suitable for this type of garden, it's time to start planting!

    Because of the exposed location of a roof, it is important that you choose resilient plants that thrive in dry, windy conditions.

    Japanese temple grass is perfect for non-traffic areas such as roofs. Its lush, green shoots are aesthetically appealing, and it only needs to be trimmed once every 18 months so its maintenance is almost nil!

    Succulents are another great choice for a rooftop garden, as these types of plants are ideally suited to hot, dry conditions.

    For something a little bit different, why not plant some herbs in your rooftop garden? Most herbs thrive in sunny areas so an exposed space is perfect. They do however require regular watering, so it is important to take this into consideration

    If you are unsure about what plants to include in your DIY garden project, head down to your local gardening store and ask for some expert advice about what are the best drought and wind tolerant varieties.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.