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Assessment of heat-expanded slate and fertility requirements in green roof substrates

Author(s): D. B. Rowe, M. A. Monterusso and C. L. Rugh

Month: Jul-Sep
Year: 2006

Journal: Horttechnology
Journal Link: http://horttech.ashspublications.org/search.dtl
Volume: 16
Issue: 3
Pages: 471-477

Article Topic(s): Establishment methods, Fertilizer
Research Setting(s): Urban

Species Referenced: Monarda punctata (Spotted beebalm), Solidago speciosa (Showy goldenrod),

Abstract

Evaluates growing substrates and fertilizer on the growth of native plant species for use in green roofs. High levels of heat-expanded slate (PermaTill) and a relatively low level of controlled-release fertilizer can be utilized when growing succulents on green roofs. However, the nonsucculent native plants in this study require deeper substrates, additional organic matter, or supplemental irrigation.

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D. B. Rowe, M. A. Monterusso and C. L. Rugh. "Assessment of heat-expanded slate and fertility requirements in green roof substrates." Horttechnology 16.3 (2006): 471-477.

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ISSN: 1063-0198

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