Our sedum and wildflower plants are grown at our UK farm, they are of the very highest quality and arrive to each project that way.
UK grown and Sourced
One of Sky Garden's proudest claims is its use of regionally sourced materials and labour. With sedum and wildflower plugs and blanket being grown on our site in the UK, it allows Sky Garden to control both production and quality of our vegetation blankets and plug plants.
Our broad installation network throughout the UK allows for short lead times and localy sourced labour, enables Sky Garden to be both competitive and socially responsible when installing your green roof project.
Biodiverse and Plug plants
Sedum Green Roofs
Sky Garden's sedum blanket is a pre-grown mat of mature sedum plants. There is a mix of species to provide a shade tolerant, drought tolerant blanket that colours beautifully throughout the seasons. If you are looking for an instant vegetation finish for your roof, this system is the one for you.
Biodiverse and Plug Plants Roofs
Biodiverse and plug plant systems offer the opportunity to be more creative with your living roof finish. Through the use of habitat zones and deeper substrates more variety and thus biodiversity can be introduced to the roof top.
Sky Garden's biodiverse substrate is a blend of recycled crushed brick and organic material, allowing for a free draining low nutrient and moisture retentive growing medium.
Wildflower Green Roofs
Sky Garden's wildflower systems are arguably the most beautiful green roof system when fully established. Each wildflower blanket is sown with a seed mix of 38 species of wildflower and grass to create a vibrant array of colour on your roof. The species have been specifically chosen to survive roof conditions and increase biodiversity on extensive, intensive and podium systems.
The depth of substrate is increased to 100mm compared to the sedum system's 50mm, allowing for the wildflowers to flourish and establish healthily. Although the flowers are not in bloom throughout the year, the winter months still provide a green finish throughout the roof area.
The module system is made up of pre-formed cells that easily 'click' together to create a complete green roof system quickly and without fuss. Just lay a protection layer over the roof membrane and start installing the modular system.
Each recyclable polypropylene tray has built-in water retention and includes a filtration layer, growing substrate and your choice of vegetation: sedum blanket, wildflower blanket, plugs or seeds grown at our exclusive Sky Garden nursery. An integrated irrigation system is also available within the modular system.
Who Can Use It
Sky Garden's Modular system is perfect for use on smaller domestic roofs, as well as large commercial projects. Simply place the module trays in position, connect them together and have an instant Green Roof.
From office buildings to potting sheds, our Modular system gives you the benefits of a Green Roof quickly and easily.
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Green roofs are said to have originated as far back as the Babylon Gardens, where specialist irrigation systems were used to keep the vegetation lush. Other notable historical uses of green roofs are in Scandinavia, where traditional sod or turf roofs were used for insulation and camouflage.
The modern day green roof originated in Germany in the 1970s. Serious storm water runoff needed a solution and the modern green roof was born. Now with advances in technology green roofs offer more benefits than ever before and prove to be a great alternative to standard roofing.
Yes. Green roofs can be designed to fit around solar panels or the panels can fit on top of the roof. This can not only increase the efficiency of the solar panels, but the shade created by the solar panels can increase biodiversity of the underlying green roof. Special care must be taken when selecting plants to be installed in the shaded areas to ensure they grow well in low light conditions.
BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method and essentially sets the standard for the best practice in design for large scale developments. It is used to assess the environmental performance of buildings and communities. The addition of a green roof can increase the building’s BREEAM rating by making the building more environmentally friendly. You can learn more about BREEAM and green roofs on our Downloads page.
Yes. Green Roofs are 'Low-Maintenance' not 'No-Maintenance'. Green roof maintenance is generally a very simple process. They are designed so that they will not require endless hours spent on the roof in order to keep them looking at their best. Each type of green roof brings many different benefits to the occupants, the owners and the roof itself, so a little time maintaining the system is advantageous in the long run.
The amount of maintenance needed depends of the type of green roof installed. Sedum roofs require little maintenance; clearing gutters periodically and occasional weeding to clear unwanted self-seeding species are recommended. Biodiverse roofs are designed to be left and to be as natural as possible so maintenance is again minimal with just periodic gutter clearing of organic matter. Wildflower roofs require more maintenance and may need strimming once a year in autumn. We recommend irrigation systems on all steeply sloped systems to ensure they remain at their optimum throughout hot spells of weather. Sky Garden offers a full maintenance package which includes two site visits a year where gutters will be cleared, fertiliser applied, any weeds removed, strimming of vegetation is undertaken and vegetation barriers and fire breaks are cleared of any unwanted vegetation.
Sedum is used because it is drought resistant and very hardy. Under normal circumstances the roof should not need regular watering. However, live material must be irrigated immediately following installation. This irrigation must continue in the first few months following installation and again in especially hot and dry periods. Sky Garden recommends full saturation of the system once a week in these periods.
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