Making and Maintenance of the roof top garden


                     “The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.”

  Ever craved freshly cut vegetables, served at your dining table?

Fresh and juicy and not to forget healthy veggies.

Sounds delicious?

Well, maybe you can grow them on your own.

Grow them?

But where?

Well in your very own terrace garden of course.

If you aren’t a big fan of green veggies, you can have a variety of flowers in your garden then.

Having a garden on your terrace is a very attractive prospect.


Now that you have decided to explore the possibility of having a terrace garden, you might curious about how to go about having one.

Well, in this article we are going to explain all about the making and maintenance of a rooftop terrace garden.

Hopefully, this would answer the basic questions that you might have regarding the terrace garden and satiate your curiosity.

Let us begin.

Here’s all you have to know about making and maintaining a terrace garden –

 Start with a good plan

Before you head off to plant shopping, think about what kind of plants will your garden have?

Ornamental plants or medicinal or edible?

It’s all your call.

Another thing you need to consider is whether you wish to install those plants in raised beds or containers.

So have a proper plan in place.


Consult with a building engineer-

It would be good to consult with a building engineer, ask him or her if the terrace can support the weight of your very own personal little Eden or not.

Consulting with a professional for this is essential, you wouldn’t want to discover midway that the garden of your dreams can’t be supported on your terrace.

 Check into access-

You would need easy access to your roof to help ease the process of transporting all the materials and plants up to the terrace.

This is important.

If the terrace is not easily accessible, then it would be better to think of some alternative ways of access, and if even that is not possible then you might have to think of an alternative to the idea of the en itself.

Use sturdy materials-

For containers, opt for larger pots, the size of a half barrel or so.

They are less likely to dry out or blow around if things get windy.

And for raised beds, ensure they are at least 10 inches deep, to help propagate healthy root growth.

 Find a reliable water source-

Rooftop beds and potted plants may dry out and you might be required to water them frequently in the scorching summers.

An automatic ring system can be set up to reduce the time spent on watering.

 Storage space-

Lugging tools, fertilizers, and soils up to the roof is no fun every time you want to garden.

So make someplace for these materials up on the roof somewhere.

It could be a wooden shed or a wooden box or anything else of your liking.

 The right soil-

In rooftop containers or raised beds, the right potting soil will be a great asset.

Not only does it hold water better than garden soil, but it’s also lightweight and won’t compact over time.

 There is so much you can do it

So much to explore.

You can have your very own bonsai rooftop garden, a terrace garden full of veggies and fruits, or anything else that you fancy.

Go wild with your rooftop garden.

And when it comes to maintaining it, well give all your plants lots of love.

Cliché but true.

And if you are a newbie in gardening, then you can consult a plant expert or the nursery owner you bought plants from.

Ask him or her about the watering patterns, soils, fertilizers.

Have fun!

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies

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