Landscaping : hints and tips from professionals


EXOTIC Atmosphere
EXOTIC Atmosphere
PLAYGROUND
PLAYGROUND
GREEN Roof
GREEN Roof
URBAN Lifestyle
URBAN Lifestyle
COUNTRY Setting
COUNTRY Setting
GREEN Roof
 

Projects featuring in this landscaping:

plan n°
ABT-4007
plan n°
ABT-1028
plan n°
ABT-3001
plan n°
ABT-5013
plan n°
ABT-5020
     
 

ADVICE

DESIGN

Whether you opt for an extensive or intensive green roof or a rooftop garden, the building’s structure should initially be designed to bear this extra load. The existing structure will need to be analyzed by an expert engineer who will specify what amount of additional weight can be added onto the roof.

If for instance you plan to use your roof as a terrace or a vegetable garden, you will be obligated to install a guardrail or a parapet with a minimal height of 3.5 ft. Additionally, you should obtain the proper information on applicable regulations which can vary in each municipality; some may require a guardrail installed several feet from the edge of the roof.

A green roof can be exposed to strong winds. A few construction elements such as a pergola or fixed lattice walls will protect the plants from strong winds while offering comfortable air circulation.

This green roof concept focuses on specific lines of the wood terrace. This central element of inspiration is successful in achieving an oriental-style garden with a focus on relaxation. The symbol of water is often present in oriental gardens; water flowing from a fountain will create soothing background sounds while river stones add mineral elements to the garden. Regarding vegetation, it is sensible to concentrate on simple plants displaying various green hues enhanced with accents of wine red and various textures of foliage. A well-trimmed bonsai placed in an elegant pot will be the finishing touch.

EXOTIC AtmosphereEXOTIC Atmosphere
PLAYGROUNDPLAYGROUND
GREEN RoofGREEN Roof
URBAN LifestyleURBAN Lifestyle
COUNTRY SettingCOUNTRY Setting
 
GREEN Roof
 
1- hosta “fire and ice”
2- thymus pseudolanuginosus
3- carex morrowii “aureo variegata”
4- heuchera micrantha “palace purple”
5- éclairage / lighting
6- clematis x “rouge cardinal”
7- acer palmatum “bloodgood”
8- iris pumila “cherry garden”
9- thuya occidentalis “holmstrupii”
10- berberis thunbergii “royal burgundy”
11- beta vulgaris variegata “cicla”
12- ocimum basilicum “purple ruffles”
13- calamagrostis acutiflora “stricta”
14- microbiota decussata
15- fleurs annuelles “pelargonium” perennials
16- fontaine murale / wall fountain
17- dalles “inca” slabs
18- galets de rivière / river stones
19- physocarpus opulifolius “diabolo”
20- tomates / tomatoes
21- salvia tricolor
 
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