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.

teddington green roof shed
This cycle and bin store is quite close to Teddington Lock in London. It was created by Outdoor Space Architects and has been underplanted with spring flowering bulbs for extra interest

 

buggys are stored in this green roof shed
Little Jungle Childrens’ Nursery in Peckham has brought a little bit of green to the street by putting a wild flower green roof atop their buggy shed
wild flower green roof
This wild flower roof was created for the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. It’s certainly an interesting feature

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.

log store with green roof
Beautiful timber woodshed topped with a sedum green roof
bird table with sedum green roof
Not quite a shed but still a lovely project. Maybe you could do this with the offcuts from your green roof shed. I just love this little bird feeder seen here in its winter colours

green roof kit

green roof shed and gabion
The green roof on this garden workshop helps to insulate the building. Trimmings of sedum matting were used to top the bee hotel in the foreground.

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?

Check out our green roof shed kits for flat or sloping roofs

If you’d like a quote or some advice, you can contact the Turfonline team by clicking the link below.

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