Today many of us live in big cities and don’t have an opportunity to enjoy nature much but there’s a solution – create a rooftop urban garden. If you have an access to the roof or it’s a part of your apartment, it’s high time to make one!
A roof of any size is a perfect space to accommodate a terrace and a garden, even if it’s tiny, you’ll be able to place a couple of pots here and there. So what rooftop garden can you plant?
Vertical Rooftop Gardens
A vertical rooftop garden is perfect for two reasons: it’s extremely space-savvy and it will easily hide you from neighbors’ eyes or just hide the houses standing around. Plant tall trees or shrubs and put them around your terrace for some privacy. Place a vertical screen of wood and add some climbing plants to hide yourself behind it. Vertical planters are a super hot trend in landscaping and decor, you can even make it yourself but choose the plants carefully.
Lawn Rooftop Gardens
Ah, a lawn! This is a real luxury in the city and that’s why it’ll look so amazing on your rooftop, this way you will create a relaxation oasis. Yes, a lawn is difficult to maintain if you want a perfect one but it’s worth it. If you think it’s boring, add some flowers. If you like a wilder look, plant wildflowers and have a real meadow.
Veggie Rooftop Gardens
If you have enough space, go edible gardening! It’s a double benefit: you’ll get a green oasis on the roof and fresh greenery and vegetables on your table.
Potted Rooftop Gardens
This is the most popular option for roofs because even the smallest ones can accommodate a couple of planters with greenery and shrubs that can easily create an ease feeling of relaxation.
As always, you can mix and match various types of rooftop gardens or try to mix all of them at the same time.