Roof and Garden Mix (1m²)

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The Turfonline team are passionate about promoting the benefits of Green Roofing. Roof and Garden Meadowmat really does take biodiversity to a whole new level. Don’t worry if you’re someone who prefers to garden at ground level – this product is happy at almost any height.

Interested in creating a green roof of your own? Check out our blog post on how to get started

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20% off Roof and Garden Meadowmat for October. The discount will be applied in your basket. *Min quantity of 10.

Roof and Garden Meadowmat

It’s not easy to find low maintenance plants that will thrive in the harsh environs of a roof. The 23 species of UK native wildflowers and grasses in Roof and Garden Meadowmat have proved to us that they adapt well to growing in shallow, poor nutrient soils with very little human intervention.

Roof and Garden Meadowmat was originally developed to meet the demand for a quick-to-install green roofing material with instant plant coverage. It does that job admirably and has brought biodiversity to some amazing living roofs throughout the UK. However, we rather like the way it happily brings a splash of colour to gardens – and so do the butterflies, moths and bees!

Check out our blog about creating a living roof.

Key Points

  • Most of the plant species in Roof and Garden Meadowmat are perennial. That means that if they are happy on your roof (or in your garden) they will grow back year after year.

  • Flowering Time: March – October (depending on local weather conditions).

  • Your Roof and Garden Meadowmat will be mown before harvest so that plants are not damaged during transportation. The flowering plants will not be blooming when it is delivered

  • Depending on the time of year it can take a few weeks for Meadowmat to establish, grow and start blooming. Although Meadowmat can be installed at any time of year, if you would like it to flower in its first summer we recommend installing Roof and Garden Meadowmat before the end of March.

  • Each piece of Roof and Garden Meadowmat measures 1 metre by 1 metre. You will need mechanical lifting gear to lift it onto a roof as rolls can be quite heavy.

  • For rooftop applications, please install your Roof and Garden Meadowmat on to a good green roof substrate at least 150mm deep.

  • There are over 30 species of plants seeded into Meadowmat Roof and Garden, each of which will respond differently to soil type, local weather conditions and care regimes. In fact the balance of species changes from year to year which means that your Meadowmat will continue to fascinate you more with every season.< li>

What is Meadowmat?

Meadowmat is a vegetation blanket consisting of a thin layer of growing medium supporting a vibrant plant population. To install Meadowmat, simply unroll onto at least 15cm depth of growing medium and keep well-watered until the roots are embedded deeply into their bed. For green roofing applications, use green roof substrate as your growing medium. On the ground, we recommend installing onto Meadowmat Low Fertility Soil.

The maintenance regime for Roof and Garden Meadowmat is simple and undemanding. Plants can be left to grow and flower unchecked between March and August. At the end of summer, use a scythe to cut the vegetation back to a height of between 10 and 15 cm (4 – 6 inches). If it is practical, leave the spent vegetation on the surface for a couple of days so that seeds can fall back into the sward. After which take it away (it makes great compost!).

There is a lot more information on installing and maintaining Roof and Garden Meadowmat on our blog and in the knowledgebase sections of our website. Or, please feel free to contact the Turfonline Team for advice.

Where to Grow Roof and Garden Meadowmat – Soil Type and Aspect

The plants in Roof and Garden Meadowmat enjoy growing in full sun and a well-drained (but not too dry!) growing medium.

For roof applications: Please install onto at least 150mm depth of green roof substrate.

Please note: Whilst normal garden soil will support Roof and Garden Meadowmat the nutrient levels do tend to promote extra strong growth in the grasses. The grasses are beautiful but may outcompete the flowering plants meaning that over time your Roof and Garden Meadowmat becomes less colourful. This is why we recommend installing onto subsoil or Meadowmat Low Fertility Soil.

What’s In Roof and Garden Meadowmat

Please note, percentages refer to the weight of the seed in the growing mix and do not necessarily reflect the proportions of mature plants.

5% mixed native grasses

95% native wildflowers

  • Birdsfoot trefoil

  • Bladder campion

  • Cheddar pink

  • Clustered Bellflower

  • Common daisy

  • Common poppy

  • Cornflower

  • Fox and cubs

  • Harebell

  • Lady’s bedstraw

  • Maiden pink

  • Meadow saxifrage

  • Ragged robin

  • Sea campion

  • Selfheal

  • Sheep’s bit

  • Soapwort

  • Thrift

  • Viper’s bugloss

  • Water avens

  • Wild thyme

  • Yarrow

  • Yellow Rattle