PLANNING TO CREATE A ROOFTOP GARDEN?
Surfaces Reporter|January 2020
Given the rising need and love for greenery in the urban environment, Terrace Gardens are becoming increasingly popular. However, you must consider a few things before jumping in to create one.

WATERPROOF THE TERRACE

Gardening can damage the roof, so waterproofing beforehand is necessary. Various water proofing products are available in the market, which will ensure that the roof is protected, water-resistant and leakage-free.

BLOCKAGE OF DRAINAGE PIPES

As you water the plants or in the monsoons, the soil tends to wash out with the excess water from the pots or plant beds blocking the drainage pipes. Hence, the pipes need to be cleared regularly to maintain a better drainage system. Cover the drainage holes at the bottom of the planting pots with stones so that there is space for the water to flow but no soil is discharged.

EASY ACCESS TO THE ROOF

In today’s apartment life, not everyone has an easy access to the roof. Even if you have, it is important to have easy access to the roof to transport materials, tools, soil and plants up and down.

WATER SUPPLY ON ROOF

If there is no water supply available on the roof, it would be difficult to carry the water needed for gardening from inside the building. It is better to install a water outlet in the roof garden.

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