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green roof (ie, grass and plants on top)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Silseb, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Silseb

    Silseb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi we are looking to construct a environmentally friendly "green " roof to replace our existing one. Currently sheet metal slanted at a gentle slope. Climate is cool and rainy.any ideas on what materials and which order to lay them on would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    I'd use EPDM rubber (used for roofing and pond liners) and cover that with a sheet of polyethylene. For the medium, if it isn't too thick, you could use a mixture of compost and expanded slate. There are other green roof growing mediums that are lightweight.
     
  3. foulplay

    foulplay Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree a green roof with plants is the best I have a green roof and I used foundation wrap.
     
  4. foulplay

    foulplay Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Silseb

    Silseb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd use EPDM rubber (used for roofing and pond liners) and cover that with a sheet of polyethylene.
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    What is polyethylene?
     
  6. Silseb

    Silseb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thx for the pix the page with the building was great
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

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  8. aggiemae

    aggiemae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a photo on line of a pretty one filled with sages creeping thyme and succulents but can't find it now. It was take in Seattle. The woman who built it used some boot trays from Ikea. that where held in place on a roof with a 20-25 degree slant by a simple frame made of 2X4's. This would work great in a place where the summers don't stay hot for more than a few days and would be easy to irrigate.
     
  9. Silseb

    Silseb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plastic is now on. and carpet to help anchor the plants and help hold moisture.. Next will be soil and seed and mesh to hold it all on until it gets rooted. thank you .
     

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