If you head to Google and do a quick search on green roofs, you’ll immediately pull up thousands of hits, with dozens of options right here in the Midwest.
Which begs the question, of course: Is Ecogardens any better than those options? Do you actually have a reason to choose us over The Other Guys?
Well, we like to think so. We’re smart. We’re funny. We have decent taste in polo shirts.
But more to the point, we are paving the way to a different kind of green roof.
Quick: Close Your Eyes
Picture a green roof. What do you see?
If you’re like most, your mind conjured the image of sweeping sedums, the low-growing succulents that have taken the greenroofing world by storm. Perhaps you see a few tufts of brushy grass. Maybe a footpath or two.
There’s a reason this is your vision: It works. Sedums excel at pulling moisture out of the ground and releasing it back into the air (ready for the next rain event). Grasses and perennials play nicely with succulents, so they’re often paired together.
All of which is great, and a staple in our wheelhouse.
While sedums have earned their reputation as an urban ecology staple, though, we like to go beyond the sedum mat.
That’s not to say we don’t use them, because we do. We love sedums as much as the next guy. The difference here at Ecogardens?
That’s not the end … it’s just the beginning.