duck and goose pen with a living roof

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by catsbully, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. catsbully

    catsbully Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 24, 2012
    I just thought you guys might like to see the living roof I just completed on my goose and duck house! now hopefully I can figure out how to post pics! I used about 20 ajuga, 6 japanese toad lilies, 2 jacob's ladder and one of these had a few lily of the valley in the pot too! because the roof faces north and the coop is shaded by a spruce tree I had to choose plants that like shade!
    the first pic is a japanese toad lily
    second pic is of the MANY layers of plastic I used
    the third pic is showing the spacing of the plants
    and the final is the completed planting.
    I used our soilless planting mix we use here at our perennial farm... its lighter so the weight on the roof isnt too much!


  2. Fillyelf

    Fillyelf Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 26, 2012
    That's great. That's something I'd like to try one day.

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