Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living
A real trailblazer.…The only in-depth guide to do it yourself green roofs.
American Horticultural Society
Garages, bicycle shelters, car ports, porches, barns, and home extensions are perfect locations for green roofs. They've been seen on industrial buildings for some time, but in these more personal settings, their benefits are easily enjoyed: even a small green roof will soak up excess rainfall, provide insulation, attract wildlife, and maybe even improve an ugly view. What's more, installing a green roof is a positive, life-enhancing act that benefits the environment as well.
In this inspiring compendium, four green roof pioneers — and the adventurous homeowners whose stories they gather — issue a rousing call to green up our neighborhoods starting right at home.
The first book to focus on small-scale and domestic green roofs, Small Green Roofs contains more than forty profiles of small and domestic-scale projects of all shapes and sizes. For each project, details are given for design, construction, and installation, as well as how-to tips on how the roof was planted and cared for.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pp.
- Book dimensions: 8 x 9 in. (230 x 205 mm.)
- Images: 220 color photos, 15 line drawings
- ISBN-10: 1604690593
- ISBN-13: 9781604690590
- Product code: 689059
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"A real trailblazer ... the only in-depth guide to do it yourself green roofs. ... A balance of functional how-to with inspirational ideas and solid horticultural information."
—American Horticultural Society
"The photographs are more than excellent. Installation instructions and planting designs are appealing enough to inspire all of us gardeners."
—Camilla Clocker, Washington Gardener
"A valuable source book for information on the nuts and bolts of designing and planting a living roof, as well as an inspirational resource for ideas."
—Catriona Tudor Erler, Smith Mountain Laker
"Humble, yet inspirational projects."
"Bountifully illustrated and brimming with stimulating information and ideas. Highly recommended for gardeners and environmentalists and anyone interested in greening up."
—Donna L. Darvey, Library Journal
"This lavishly illustrated book reviews the basics of design and installation. For homeowners, landscape architects, and engineers, this is a great overview of projects that won't break the bank."
""[W]ill spark one's imagination ... Recommended.""
"Full of pictures and easy to read."
—E, the Environmental Magazine
"The emphasis on smaller and local is easy to understand."
—Vicky Fellowes, Living Architecture Monitor