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Stick with tried and true plants for a green roof in New York
May 12, 2013
If I use Virginia creepers in a ground covered application for a green roof, how much soil should I provide depth wise?
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Resources for a green roof project from Wayne PA
April 14, 2013
Hello! I am researching a project to create a native wildflower/ turf mix for a green roof. I would ideally like to grow it as a sod mat, and then install it in rolls. I am currently working as an i...
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Supplies for green roof from Corpus Christi TX
March 02, 2013
Where do you buy your expanded clay or shale, your decomposed granite and your rice husks for a green roof?
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Kinnikinnick for a green roof
July 04, 2012
Hi Mr. Smarty Plants, I live just north of Seattle and want to build a green roof (outdoor kitchen) I'm concerned about the weight of the soil (saturated), drainage etc. am building from scratch and...
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plants for a green roof
June 12, 2011
Dear Mr. Smarty Plants, We have a small, homemade green roof with a 4" medium on our sunroom, which faces south, however, a portion is partially shaded a Sweet Gum tree. Native Iris cristata, phlox...
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Planning and designing a green roof from Austin
April 30, 2011
I am in the planning stage to decide about planting a green roof as part of new construction. My ideal plant life on the green roof would have minimal root structure (deeper roots mean deeper soil mea...
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Need Plants and Soil for a Green Roof in Buffalo, TX
September 13, 2010
I'm building a green roof on my cabin in the Buffalo, Texas, area. Would you know what soil and plants would be best suited for that area? I have a lot of sand I could use, but didn't know if that...
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Plants for green roofs in Wayne County TN
November 20, 2009
Are any of the plants recommended for green roofs more subject to fire during drought conditions? Our application will be on a rustic wood cabin, thus the importance of safety from fire.
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Best performing species on green roofs
January 14, 2009
Hello, I am a graduate student in Nova Scotia Canada studying native plant communities on green roofs. I have been reading about the native planted green roof at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower C...
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Soil mixes for green roofs
November 23, 2008
We are trying to set up a green roof system on our own. What do you suggest for soil? It seems the soils are proprietary and unavailable to individuals.
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