More and more buildings result in less open spaces. Green open spaces are essential for healthy human development, so it becomes necessary for us to create as many open spaces as we possibly can. One good way of implementing this is by creating green spaces on roof tops to add to the open spaces on the ground.
Commercial and apartment buildings can turn a flat roof into something greener, thus giving more open spaces to people living in the buildings. What may be discarded as a useless part of the building can be turned into a city oasis where people can spend time to relax from the day’s work. Additionally, the roof top gardens can be perfect to get breathtaking views of the city below.
Roof top gardens usually require light plant materials to be successfully implemented. Plants with smaller root systems are chosen as they are the only ones that can be supported by the structure of the roof’s floor. Watering can be an issue as well. It has to be controlled to avoid too much water with soil going into the drain. The best plants are those that will require only a minimal layer of soil, and it is best to have them potted to minimise the need for heavy layers of soil on top of the roof flooring.
One good solution for roof top gardens is the use of artificial grass in place of real grass that would need a layer of soil to thrive. Artificial grass provides a lot of benefits for roof top gardens as there is no need to use soil. The entire or most of the floor area can be covered in green without having to worry about watering, pest control and fertilisers. Synthetic grass is ideal for hotels to get green space for guests to enjoy. This may be used for a bar or a roof top restaurant.
Artificial grass may also be used in homes that have flat roof tops or with a roof that can be converted to a flat surface to accommodate garden areas. Many homes are multi-level buildings with hardly any open space available to set up a garden. These buildings will benefit a lot from the use of artificial grass, also known as astro turf, to create a garden for residents. Synthetic grass has a broader range of application because it requires little maintenance. There is no need for watering and mowing, which are necessary when using real grass.