ENVIROMAT - Time For Your Green Roof's Spring Health Check
A extensive green roof has the potential to bring many benefits; saving money on
air conditioning, supporting wildlife, increasing the value of a building and
improving its appearance; but none of these benefits apply to a green roof that
is poorly maintained.
Most green roofs are low maintenance. Low maintenance is not the same as No
Maintenance. A little bit of TLC carried out this spring needn’t be time
consuming or expensive and will pay dividends.
Enviromat offers a competitively priced green roof maintenance service but if you
prefer to care for your green roof yourself, here are some reminders of what
needs doing this spring.
Do a quick check to make sure that any waterproofing you can see is in good
order, that fall restraint systems are in place and in good condition and that
walkways etc are as they should be.
Remove any rubbish or fallen leaves from the roof
Ensure all drainage outlets are clear and that rain can runoff freely
If you have pebble edgings on your green roof, pull out any vegetation that may
be growing through them
Check that you don’t have any unwanted vegetation on the living part of the
roof. Be on the lookout for tree seedlings and pull them out lickety-split.
Their roots could damage the waterproofing. Any imposters should be pulled out
If you have any bald patches on the roof, now is a good time of year to replant
these areas. On a sedum roof, simply break pieces off healthy, well established
plants and push them into the growing medium. Keep them well watered and they’ll
soon take root
Apply fertiliser. Enviromat recommends using Nutrifusion Spring/Summer feed.
Follow the manufacturers’ instructions TO THE LETTER.
If no rain is forecasted, give your green roof a nice long drink of water. This
will activate the fertiliser and help new cuttings to establish
If in doubt, call in the experts. Enviromat’s green roof maintenance service is
cost-effective and convenient.
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