This week we’re taking a look at Meadowmat wild flower turf and Enviromat sedum matting and how they can be used to create a green roof shed.
At Harrowden Turf we don’t just grow classic lawn turf, our product range extends to sedum matting and to wildflower turf. You may already have heard of Enviromat and/or Meadowmat. They are produced here, in the UK, on our farm in Norfolk. And we’re very proud of them.
Either of these amazing landscaping products can be used for groundcover but they really do create a talking point when placed atop a green roof shed.
Meadowmat makes a wild green roof shed
You don’t need to own a vast office block or a huge commercial building to create a wild flower green roof. Provided the structure is strong enough to carry the weight of 10-15cm of growing medium as well as the plants, snow and maintenance people, you can use Meadowmat to help local wildlife.
I’ve looked through the archives and found examples where customers have made relatively mundane small buildings look amazing.
Sedum green roofs using Enviromat
Enviromat sedum matting has a very different look to Meadowmat but the environmental benefits are still strong. Pollinating insects love the sedum flowers and they’re incredibly low maintenance.
From a structural point of view, an Enviromat green roof weighs less than a wildflower roof which means that the building costs can be a bit less.
Here are some Enviromat green roofs to inspire you.
How to make a green roof shed
If you like the idea of creating a green roof shed of your own, this short video demonstrates just how easy it is to do. Once the roof has been waterproofed and edgings fixed, you can install the green roof layer in an afternoon.
What does a green roof cost?
If you’d like a quote or some advice, you can contact the Turfonline team by clicking the link below.