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Greenroof installations have long been popular in Europe, and now it's starting to carve its way to the cities of United States, such as in New York city's both homes and business buildings. This type of landscape design solution tries to promote conservationism while solving the usual problems of traditional roofs.
Greenroofs adds the usual vegetation you find in lawns and gardens without disturbing the infrastructure - it simply takes the neglected and dull place useful and more attractive. Also, this type of roof garden can make the roof last longer, decrease energy cost through natural insulation, absorb rain/storm water to lessen the need for complicated and expensive drainage system, and provide peaceful retreats for people.
On a bigger scale, this landscape design improves the air quality and help decrease one area's Urban Heat Island Effect, a condition known in suburban developments, which is characterized of absorption and trapping of heat. The best explanation of this condition is walking in a concrete open-air parking lot on a hot summer day.
Rooftop irrigation is crucial for Greenroof layers though. Like traditional roofs, this type of roof holds drainage and protects the structure from all weather elements, and in this case, it utilizes a waterproof membrane. NYC Irrigation Experts fully understands this dilemma, and if you're in New York, there's no better way to have your rooftop made than the NYC Irrigation Consultants.
New York Plantings Garden Design is a full-service landscaping, garden design and building firm in New York. Their deep pool of professional gardeners provides extensive garden design ideas, from Asian inspired gardens, to professional tree installation, elegant terrace gardens and expert landscape maintenance. New York Plantings is currently working on a Green Roofing project at the 32nd Street. You can check it out yourself to see their works first hand. Or visit their website, and call for inquiries at (347) 558 - 7051 and make your landscaping dreams a reality.