5 Maintenance Tips for your Rooftop Garden

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How Popular are Rooftop Gardens?

Rooftop Gardens are becoming incredibly popular. Besides having been immensely popular in areas such as New York and California for countless years, more and more people are beginning to utilize the untapped resources of their rooftop.

While more people are beginning to work on rooftop gardens, you will need to take these five maintenance tips into effect if you want your rooftop garden to be properly handled.

Our Guide to Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop GardenInvest in Quality Planters – If manners maketh the man, then planters maketh the plants. You can have a gorgeous garden on top of your roof, but if you are unable to keep it contained, you are doing yourself a disservice. We recommend a durable fiberglass planter that will only accentuate the beauty of the plants and attract the eyes of your visitors and guests.

Choose Your Plants Wisely –You need to grow plants that are manageable and can be safely contained and cared for on the rooftop.

Add Compost Regularly – Now fertilizer has always been a problem for people growing gardens, but for rooftops, it becomes easier because, across the board, experts agree you should only use compost.

Inspect it Consistently – While there are countless bugs and pest problems for those down in the garden, it doesn’t mean putting it on the roof makes it impossible to reach. You will need to constantly inspect for pests and bugs and nip the problem in the bud!

Keep Detailed Notes – Finally, you want to keep a lot of notes about everything, what works and doesn’t work. If there were bugs, where did they come from, if a plant died, why? Finally, how did it work with the guests who visited and how did they like them?

Jay Scotts

Jay Scotts LogoAt Jay Scotts, you can find our planters on countless rooftops in many different cities across the world. Our Fiberglass planters blend perfectly with your design colors and the plants that you are choosing to display. If you would like to know more about how you can upgrade your business look or resort feel, please give us a call today!

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