Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New York Plantings Garden Design - Ideas for Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop Garden – a rooftop garden is any type of garden created on top of a building. As expected with any open space there are many varieties of rooftop gardens and motivations for installing them.

Rooftop gardens can be beautiful, relaxing sanctuaries with pergolas/gazebos, arbors, leisure areas with outdoor furniture and garden lighting and can be designed with custom planters, decks and patios.

In addition verticalgardens, green walls, landscapes lighting or an Asian garden design can add a unique and personalized look to your rooftop garden. Rooftop gardens are one of the most flexible ways to add living space in the city. Here are a few inspirations of the types of rooftop retreats that New York Plantings Garden Design can build for you:

Container gardens, where garden plants are grown in pots and planters, are also a popular rooftop addition.

Another type of rooftop garden often called a green roof or living roof, can partially or completely cover a rooftop with plants with appropriate layering of a waterproof lining an irrigation system and drainage.

Green roofs are built with environmental benefits in mind including absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating habitats for wildlife and to help lower urban air temperatures, lessening the heat island effect (when an urban area is significantly warmer than nearby rural areas due to materials that retain heat and “waste heat” generated by energy consumption).

A great resource for both residential and commercial buildings, New York Plantings Garden Design is ready to discuss the benefits of your rooftop Going Green.” Additionally, green roofs can be helpful in managing energy costs, helping to control building temperatures and they can also be designed to serve as a source of home grown foods.

New York Plantings Garden Design has recently finished a beautiful rooftop garden complete with custom built planters, blue stone pavers, hardwood patio, and grassy area with sprinklers and drainage.

You can learn more about this recent project, the materials used, and our process by visiting here, and here. And soon to be a finished project blog about the completion of the rooftop oasis. As well as visit our blog frequently to learn more about our projects and all about the gardening and landscaping world.

New York Plantings Garden Design is a full-service landscaping, garden design and building firm. From Asian inspired gardens, to professional tree installation, elegant terrace gardens and expert landscape maintenance, New York Plantings can make your landscaping dreams a reality. And we now offer complete irrigation and lighting service from Manhattan to Montauk and beyond through New York Plantings Irrigation and Lighting. If you want the best in irrigation and lighting design from an experienced and dedicated team call us today at (646) 434-8049 or visit our website.

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  1. New York Plantings Garden Designers and Landscape Contracting are based in NYC, Manhattan and surrounding areas. We work on Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey to Eastern PA.
    Greenroof, Rooftop and penthouse gardens, Terraces are all within our scope. NY Plantings began the landscape design and landscape contracting trades in TRADIONAL LANDSCAPES in high income suburban neighborhoods of Long Island. Asian garden design and a respect for th styles and taste of our clients has made us an established,, trusted resource in the garden and landscape community.
    We offer our landscape construction services and irrigation company service to the trades such as architects, designers and other garden companies. Our work is always performed with an eye toward maintaining an ongoing working relationship with our clients. Feel free to contact us at any time for a friendly, no obligation consultation.

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