We all like the idea of having a green space where we can relax, gather our thoughts and get in touch with nature. However, for some people this can seem like a distant dream, as they simply don’t have an adequate garden. If you’re one of them, you may think that you’ll have to move to a house with a bigger garden before you can enjoy a green space, but this isn’t the case: there is another solution! You can turn the roof of your home into a green space using a living roof, such as the ones we offer.

If you don’t have space outside your home to cultivate a relaxing, greenery-filled area, it might be time to consider using sedum matting to create a garden on your roof.

Make more of your roof

A green roof can give practically any home a pleasant appearance. However, if you have a flat, sturdy roof, you can go one step further and create an environment that you can relax in.

Creating a meadow- or garden-like environment on your roof using sedum matting offers many advantages. Not only does it provide a natural area where you can restore your psychological equilibrium, it also creates an amazing social space. A green roof is a wonderful place to chat with friends and even enjoy a drink or two, especially in the summer months. What’s more, when you’re not using the roof as a social area or for personal space, it will attract birds, bees and other wildlife.

If you live in an urban environment, you may lack a space where you can encounter wildlife. As such, creating a wildlife-friendly area on your roof can be an enriching experience that also helps nature! 

How to look after a roof garden

Of course, you may be concerned about whether you’ll be able to maintain a green roof. There’s no need to panic: sedum matting-based living roofs are very easy to look after. In fact, you may find it easier than maintain a conventional garden!

Whether you live in the heart of the urban sprawl or have a small property in a more remote area, you can carve out a private green area for yourself, simply by adding sedum matting to your existing property. If you choose to create a living roof garden, you’ll help both nature and yourself- and you won’t have to put in too much effort to do so!

Learn more about green roofs

To find out more about green roofs, what they are, how to make them and how to maintain them, take a look at this simple explaination

For advice on designing a living green roof Download our free guide