Gardening Articles: Landscaping :: Lawns, Ground Cover, & Wildflowers

All About Green Roofs

by Charlie Nardozzi


Green roofs are becoming more popular in cities across the country. Many municipalities see growing plants on roofs as a way to reduce water runoff, summer air temperature, and pollution. Until recently, green roofs were grown mostly on commercial and municipal buildings. Now home and business owners can get into the act, too.

Greenroofs.com is a virtual portal to the green roof world. It provides information on the green roof movement, including a green roof directory of suppliers; print, radio, and video green roof news from around the world; job listings; and a forum for sharing information. The site also offers a Greenroof Depot to purchase supplies, such as planter blocks, drains, edging, and mother plants, or direct you to green roof supply manufacturers. You'll also find information on growing green walls.

For more information go to: Greenroofs.com.

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