Top Questions About Rooftop Gardening

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Questions About Rooftop Gardening

Asked by
khan on
December 12, 2012

Q. How the Water Proofing Is Done in Roof Gardening?

We have a roof and we want to construct roof garden, so what steps should we take ignoring the structure from design point of view? Which material should we use and how water proofing is done and for how much time will it work without seepage?

Answered by
Nikki on
December 12, 2012
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Before you begin a rooftop garden design, there are some important steps you should take. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/creating-your-own-rooftop-garden.htm

You may find this article helpful as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/rooftop-gardening-for-city-dwellers.htm

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Asked by
John Wilson on
September 23, 2013

Q. How to Start The Rooftop Garden

To whom would I have to approach?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 24, 2013
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In addition to the owner/landlord of building, I would recommend contacting someone specializing in these types of gardens. Here is additional information that should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/rooftop-gardening-for-city-dwellers.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/creating-your-own-rooftop-garden.htm

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Asked by
Aman Abbasi on
November 5, 2013

Q. What is the best idea to gardening in my roof

Need tips on roof gardening please.

Asked by
kmvadi on
November 12, 2013

Q. how do we start a roof garden

I am planning to grow the required vegetables for my house on a roof garden. Can you get the design for it?

Answered by
Heather on
November 12, 2013
Certified Expert
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You would need someone local who is familiar with your building to do the design. But we have some great articles on rooftop gardening that should get you started:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/creating-your-own-rooftop-garden.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/rooftop-gardening-for-city-dwellers.htm

You may also find our category on urban gardening helpful:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 8, 2014

Q. Urban Food Growing

I have a roof-top area of 1,400 sq feet. There, at this moment, I have 5 ducks (giving 3 eggs daily), 3 chickens (giving one egg a day), 20 tomato plants, and few shades of bean tree. Plants of pumpkins, guava tree, lemon tree and other spices (herbs) too. I also have have 6 pigeons and 6 cats. My question is: Is there any suggestion to make these activities more sustainable? Like any yearly planning, crop selecting etc.?

Asked by
Anonymous on
March 20, 2014

Q. Rooftop Gardening

You’re my last stop. I’m tired. Was watching a real estate progam the other night, and just happened to come across a rooftop garden. In this picture it looked like a long burlap bag filled with soil, but when they were done with it, it looked like they rolled it up! They were planting everything in it. If you can help me with this search, I would be very thankful.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 20, 2014
Certified Expert
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The closest thing that comes to mind would be a rool-out garden, which is basically a roll of compacted soil that you roll out, water and grow. There are different types available depending on your needs. It could also be an earthbag garden that was constructed (which could work on rooftops too). Here is more information on that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/building-earthbag-garden-beds.htm For additional help with rooftop gardening, these articles may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/rooftop-gardening-for-city-dwellers.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/creating-your-own-rooftop-garden.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 11, 2014

Q. How Can I Make a Garden on a Roof

Need layout of a garden on a roof 1,000 sq. feet.

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