Soil for roof gardens

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Soil for roof gardens

The Babylonians already thought of creating them, anticipating centuries of history. Nowadays, creating a park or garden where you don’t think, right on the roof of your house or apartment block, is a trend that is becoming increasingly popular.

You too can choose whether to put your terrace to ornamental use or the useful use of a vegetable garden, where you can grow and enjoy your favourite organically grown vegetables. You will have healthy, natural food on your table and you will combine the pleasure of watching your plants grow, blossom and bear fruit with that of enjoying genuine things. If you love nature and yourself, it will become your favourite hobby that will benefit your physical and mental health.

If you live in a city, you know how polluted the air is from car exhausts and industrial activities, so much so that periodically traffic bans have to be put in place.

Well, how better to combat smog and pollution in the city by recreating an oasis of oxygen-rich greenery right in the heart of it?

Plants are known to absorb carbon dioxide and return oxygen to us. With a roof garden you can help make the air in your city clean!

If you have had the chance to visit the places where the Viking civilisation was expressed, you will have noticed how they placed a layer of soil on each roof of their houses in order to cover it with a green blanket. This was how they achieved excellent insulation to protect against the harsh winter cold but also the heat of summer.

So a roof garden not only counteracts carbon dioxide emissions by releasing oxygen, but is also an excellent insulation system, saving on heating and air conditioning costs.

Using a mix of precious Volcanic Granules rich in Zeolite, combined with Blond Peat, HUMUSUN Hanging Gardens recreates in a circumscribed environment what the roots of the plants need while maintaining a draining and sufficiently oxygenated physical structure. In this way, you will be able to create a lawn, plant shrubs or trees with surprising results and have them flourish as in their natural environment.

It is normally used on top of a draining layer of Volcanic Lapillus of 15 centimetres to form a thickness of 10 centimetres or more, depending on the type of species to be planted.

It is a substrate intended for professional use and certified according to UNI 11235. It is supplied in 70-litre bags, in 2,000-litre big bags, but also in bulk for massive uses. It is intended for gardening companies and operators in the building sector, but also for all those who wish to see the return of greenery and nature on concrete and want to combat pollution.