In this video we are going to see how to develop a terrace garden.
Mr. Kanchan Yadav developed lots of terrace garden that why with the help of Kanchan Yadav we will understand How to develop terrace garden.
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Why terrace garden ???
A roof garden or terrace garden is any type of vegetation established on the roof of a building. Apart from the decorative benefit, roof garden serves the purpose of providing architectural enhancement, temperature control, recreational opportunities, habitats for wildlife and food.
How to develop a terrace garden ???
Step by step follow the process
1) Waterproofing Layer
Roof must be waterproofed, durable and frost resistant, if you’re growing plants on it, whether you will grow plants on containers, raised beds or on the roof itself, roof waterproofing is must and should be the first step of terrace garden construction as it protects the roof from leaking.
Waterproofing covers up the entire surface of the roof, most importantly those spots where the plants will be planted.
2) Insulation Layer
terrace garden constructionInsulation layer (Protection Layer) makes a terrace garden resistant to moisture and temperature fluctuation and provides it sufficient mechanical strength. It is made mostly of XPS extruded polystyrene boards, PIR panels or polyurethane foam.
PIR panels are well suited as a layer of insulation on the roof garden as they have special grooves and milled edge connections that allow rainwater to pass to drainage systems easily
3) Drainage Layer
Drainage layer on the roof garden is used to quickly discharge the rainwater from the vegetation layer into the drainage system, as well as to collect excess water.
4) Geotextile Layer
Geotextile fabric layer is used to separate drainage layer and plants growing in soil. It prevents depositing of soil and other fine particles that clogs the drainage system.
It also counteracts the reduction of water rapidly from the vegetation layer by circulating the moisture.
5) The vegetation Layer
Vegetation layer means the growing medium (soil), the surface where you’ll grow plants and greenery. Growing medium should have good air circulation and it should have to be water permeable. Soil is preparation is done according to the plants you’re growing. Generally plants require fertile and slightly acidic soil, which can be prepared by mixing garden soil, humus, farm manure or compost and organic matter.
6) Plants you can Grow
Roof area can be used to create decorative vegetation, or edible garden or to create a low maintenance garden. The rooftop garden is sufficient to grow various forms of vegetation: shrubs, grasses, annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and even dwarf fruit trees depending on what you wish to grow, climate, budget, available space and the functioning of the building.