Artificial grass and roof gardens

Creating a roof garden is a fantastic way to make the most of the outdoor area available to you, especially if you live in a city. As Garden Know how says:

“Rooftop gardens are an ideal way for an urban gardener to expand their space. Rooftop gardens also make good use of frequently unused and wasted space.”

As roof gardens are often restricted by size, access and other limiting factors, they need to be designed thoughtfully to make the most of the space available. If you’re currently considering installing a roof garden, take a look at our tips for creating a captivating elevated area using artificial grass.

Weight

There are a number of important benefits to using artificial grass for your rooftop garden. For a start, artificial grass is a lot lighter than most alternative materials. Weight is often an issue when creating rooftop gardens as most roofs can only take a certain amount of weight. Keeping your garden as light as possible will help to prevent damage to your roof and keep your home in great condition. Artificial grass weighs considerably less than stone, gravel, and natural grass (and in most cases, less than decking as well). This allows you to create a stunning rooftop space without the worry of putting too much strain on the structure of your building.

Maintenance

Another important benefit of using artificial grass in your roof garden design is that it’s very low maintenance. Once installed, your artificial surface will need only occasional looking after and won’t require watering or mowing. This makes artificial grass the ideal choice for a low maintenance, big impact roof garden and gives you the perfect opportunity to create a stunning space you can enjoy all summer long.

Style

If you want your roof garden to have the ‘wow’ factor, artificial grass is the perfect material for the space. The eye-catching, bold colour will brighten up your rooftop and give it a fantastic aesthetic. Giving the impression of a real lawn elevated into the sky, artificial grass will help you to create a focal point for your new outside area.

Installation

Installing an artificial grass lawn for your roof garden is surprisingly easy. As the materials required to create the lawn are relatively light and easy to manoeuvre, carrying them up staircases and getting them into place shouldn’t be too much of an issue. If you use a company that has extensive experience fitting and maintaining artificial lawns, installation will be even easier.

If you’d like to find out more about creating a practical and eye-catching roof garden, or if you want to learn more about the benefits of artificial grass, take a look around our site.

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