Having a narrow house doesn’t mean that you cannot go green. Generally, a go-green house is characterized by the atmosphere obtained, both inside the house and around it. The characteristic which is most easily recognized is the presence of plants or vegetations. The existence of shady trees, various shrubs, evergreen plants, up to potted plants becomes the mainstay in creating a beautiful atmosphere at home. With a garden, a house will feel comfortable to live in, especially during summer.
For those of you who want to make a green home but do not have enough land, there is no need to worry. It turns out that the roof top of your house can also be made a roof garden even if it is possible to be a roof terrace when the roof is in the form of concrete cast. A house roof garden can be a greening filter which makes the heat from outside come in through the roof of the house. At the same time, a roof garden also acts as rainwater absorption which has a good impact on the environment of your home.
The common plants for roof gardens are grasses and shrubs. Both plants can be directly planted on soil planting medium. For this type of roof garden you will need to make the cast 8-10 cm thicker than the ordinary roof cast, especially on the area bearing the load of soil. You also need to consider a good water system to water the plants, and also the one to flows the water down. If it is not possible to have soil as the planting medium, you can adapt a simple way by arranging pots of plants on the roof. After all of the technical matters are done, you can start designing the roof garden by combining plants’ colors according to your taste.
Vertigreen (Vertical garden)
Greening in your home can also be realized by creating a vertigreen or verti-garden. Vertigreen derived from two words vertical and green, or can be interpreted as greening vertically. Vertigreen can be applied to the wall that stands at the front of your house, on the side of the house and applied to your room that has voids or smooth air circulation. The planting media on vertigreen is the same as a roof garden; you can directly use the soil on the wall. Vertigreen usually uses a kind of brick wall with holes which are then filled with soil. If you want to save money, you can use your unused shelf and put the potted plants on it.
Greening developments like this have started to bloom and be promoted around the world. In addition to promoting the green living, a garden which is beautifully organized will please everyone looking at it. Let’s go green!
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