June 6, 2012

This Issue Features:

Rooftop Farming,
An Environmental Nightmare

Green Roof Performance

Green Roof Irrigation Revisited

Green Roofs and Stormwater Fees

Green Roof Plant of the Month: 

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 Rooftop Farming, An Environmental Nightmare

By: Jörg Breuning & Samantha Yurek

Green Roof Performance

Plants on a green roof, whether they were intentionally planted or not, are an indicator for the performance of any green roof system. If any extensive green roof system becomes high maintenance, requiring irrigation or extra nutrients, the whole purpose of the green roof is defeated. Understanding these complex synergetic effects takes decades of experience in the field, the patience of gardeners and common sense

Green Roof Irrigation Revisited

Jörg's blog regarding irrigation on extensive green roofs has recently been published on An extended version of the original, Jörg goes more in depth on why irrigation on green roofs should not be necessary

  Green Roofs and Stormwater Fees

The stormwater fee is upon us in Maryland. Those wishing to lessen their stormwater fee can reduce the impervious surface area on their property through smart design and management practices.