Green Roofs

 Beautiful and sustainable  

A green roof adds beauty, nature, and sustainability to the top of any building or home. It’s an extension of the garden and a place to pause, and reflect upon life.

 

At the same time, it provides meaningful environmental benefits such as stormwater mitigation and the meeting of code requirements.

We have experience consulting with designers, designing and installing green roofs for Seattle homeowners, businesses, and institutions.

Our experienced green roof design team can start with a blank slate and transform it into a little piece of nature right on your roof, taking into account every environmental and engineering requirement.

We work closely with our clients to ensure that their vision is met and exceeded by providing comprehensive, hands-on guidance and the benefit of our decades of experience.

We’re passionate about our attention to detail, and that is reflected in how we engineer our green roofs. From the smallest decisions, such as the color of the rocks, to what kind of grass and plants to use, the end result is nothing short of amazing: a green, peaceful place where people and animals alike can come to reflect, destress, and unwind in a private setting.

How We Work

Our landscape design experts will sit down with you, walk your property together, and help you determine the best use of your space and budget. This collaborative design approach ensures a rewarding and durable landscape  that will be enjoyed for generations. Then our dedicated crew of experienced craftspeople will bring it to life.

Our craftspeople take pride in their jobs, and it shows in their dedication and attention to detail. From the initial design plans to the first shovel of soil, we work closely with homeowners and keep them informed every step of the way. 

High-quality craftsmanship comes from passion and experience. We pay close attention to the smallest details, refining and perfecting the design as the project takes shape and comes to life.

 

Seattle Green Roofs

Businesses and homeowners in Seattle have been installing green roofs for several decades. In addition to increasing the value of the property and mitigating storm water runoff, they also help meet local city codes and permit requirements when used in conjunction with rain gardens.

Aesthetic Considerations

There are many aesthetic considerations that should be addressed when designing and implementing a green roof. Since space is often at a premium, we look at getting the live elements of the garden into more surface area. This provides ample opportunities in terms of design and plant selection and can be used in conjunction with other drought-resistant plants.

One of the bigger challenges of maintaining a green roof is keeping it looking beautiful year-round. We bring our expertise to the table and help our clients maintain and choose a color and texture palette that is appropriate to the desired aesthetic. 
 

Engineering of Seattle Green Roofs

A lot of engineering expertise is put into our green roof designs and installations. We use a specially designed soil planting medium and work diligently through such complex challenges as water protection, drainage, and root barriers. Before we plant the first blade of grass, we ensure that the underlying architecture is strong enough to support the life it will sustain.

Each component of the roof must work in tandem with the other parts for the grass and plant life to thrive. Sometimes storm water and sewer systems need to be designed, engineered, and integrated to support a long-term healthy environment. Depending on your goals and budget, we can help you choose an appropriate pre-fab system or design a stand-alone custom green roof.

Green Roof Materials

There are certain materials that are needed for the best chances of your rooftop garden taking hold and flourishing:

Soil – Soil choice is very important as it plays a critical role in both grass and plant health as well as making sure there are no drainage issues.

Plants – Plant selection is also very important. Certain plants tend to fare better than others on a green roof and will stay true to the original design.

Gravel - Gravel helps water drain and also acts as an aesthetic element. It will soak up some water and help channel the rest so that there are no drainage issues.

Polymers - Various polymers are used to ensure the strength and longevity of the overall garden. They’re chosen because they complement each other and help with drainage and the support of plant and grass life. 

Seattle Green Roof Maintenance

We also offer green roof maintenance services that will keep your roof-top garden looking as good as the day it was planted. From watering to weeding, to plant care, we will steward your green roof and help it grow to maturity. 

Our craftspeople are experts in the maintenance of green roofs in the Puget Sound and will watch over the health with a keen eye and green thumb. We’ll keep your roof looking good no matter the season.

We also offer seasonal color services that will ensure your rooftop garden matches whichever season we’re in. We’ll provide different colors, textures, and fragrant plants and flowers that change with the seasons. Our knowledgeable full-time maintenance crew will work hard to ensure the life, beauty, and longevity of your Seattle green roof!

 

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