People usually associate extensive green roofs with Sedum plants and often talk about sedum roofs instead of green or living roofs. Why is this so? Why is Sedum the best plant for living roofs?
SEDUM, SUCCULENT, FATTYSucculents are plants that store water in part of the plant. Sedum stores water in the leaves and this is why it is often referred to as a leafy succulent. Due to its natural properties, Sedum needs minimal care as part of a green roof: it requires little (rain) water and nutrients. Sedum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae (Fat Plants), also known as fatbergs. The natural properties of Sedums, mainly their drought tolerance and ability to thrive in harsh environments, make these succulent plants ideal for use in green roofs.
WHAT IS A SEDUM ROOF OR A ROOF WITH SEDUM CARPETS?An extensive green roof or sedum roof is a roof with vegetation that more or less has the properties to self-replicate, maintain and develop on its own. Extensive green roofs have a substrate layer thickness between 4 and 15 cm and a weight of 30 to 220 kg per m2. By putting sedum vegetation on your green roof, you make it more sustainable. In addition, unlike an intensive green roof, you apply a low-maintenance and cost-saving method of greening.
By placing pre-cultivated sedum carpets instead of planting individual sedum sprouts, installation is simplified and this saves you a lot of time. In addition, maintenance costs are much lower as the sedum carpets already have good rooting and require much less water after installation than when planting new plants.
WHY CHOOSE SEDUM CARPETS OR SEDUM ROOFING FROM INNOV TOP GREEN?Our company conducts constant research on the quality of Sedums for extensive green roofs. We gather knowledge and experience in growing Sedums from botany and landscape architecture specialists from all over Europe. Not all Sedum species are suitable for extensive green roofs or plant carpets. When cultivating Inova Top Green’s plant carpets, we select only the most suitable Sedum species. You can be sure that your green roof will stay truly green all year round. For many years to come. Trust us! We create living roofs!