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Maintenance

Blackdown Greenroofs sedum spurium coccineum flower

Green Roof Maintenance Hints and Tips

Blackdown Greenroofs appreciate that right now, in the depths of winter, maintaining your green roof is probably the last thing that you’re thinking of, but it won’t be long before spring will be pushing ahead and making us think of those important tasks. By their nature, extensive green roofs are low maintenance, (that’s low maintenance,…
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Maintaining your Green Roof Using Temporary Irrigation

One of the most common causes of green roofs underperforming is insufficient application of irrigation immediately after the plants have been installed. With the UK’s variable weather conditions we can experience long periods of unseasonably dry weather when normal levels of rainfall cannot be relied upon to provide sufficient moisture for the plants to establish…
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Blackdown Greenroofs irrigation

Irrigation of Intensive Green Roof Systems on a Hot Planet

Intense Heat Equals Necessary Irrigation of Intensive Green Roof Systems. In July of this year the UK Met Office (officially the Meteorological Office) continued to report temperatures that were into the mid-30s (Celsius). Temperatures are touching these figures with frequency; for example, 33.3°C was recorded at Santon Downham on the 23rd July, 34.5°C at Heathrow…
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