Inspiring Rooftop Garden Design For Your Amazing Home 49
Inspiring Rooftop Garden Design For Your Amazing Home 49

49 Inspiring Rooftop Garden Design For Your Amazing Home

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Whether it’s because you live in a city and have no space for a garden or because you want to utilize your roof for more gardening space, a rooftop garden could be just the thing for you!

From the tops of apartment buildings to roofs in suburbia, rooftop gardens have become all the rage within the last couple years. So if you’ve been thinking about a garden like this or have just now realized it’s a possibility here are some things to know before you take on creating your perfect rooftop Eden.

Rooftop gardens will help keep your house cooler naturally, especially if you have a dark or black roof. Dark colors absorb and radiate heat. You could opt for a simpler garden consisting of potted plants or turn your roof into a garden.

According to the City of Chicago, turning your roof into the garden is known as a “green roof system” in which the garden will be separated from the hard roof and will be equipped to drain and supply nutrients and you may even consider installing an irrigation system in this type of garden. They suggest when planning out your rooftop garden that you should follow these four steps:

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