Extensive and biodiverse green roofs are designed to be lightweight and support a low maintenance vegetation landscape which is wind and frost resistant. They are not intended for general access or for leisure purposes and are primarily used for their ecological or aesthetic benefits.
A biodiversity roof looks to deliver additional benefits by creating a natural living habitat and will have a substantial emphasis on native species plants. The vegetation options that Bauder supply can be used in singularity or in combination, depending on the green roof finish required.
The vegetation options that Bauder supply can be used in singularity or in combination, depending on the green roof finish required.
Green roof vegetation blankets provide an instant carpet of plant coverage, are lightweight and include a broad mix of plant species for diversity in foliage and flower. The pre-cultivated plants are grown on a patented geo-textile carrier fleece with ultraviolet-resistant nylon loops which provides a support base for the specially developed substrate growing medium that gives stability to the vegetation.
We have two plant choices for vegetation blanket:-
- Sedum Blanket - XF300 and XF301 (which includes an integrated moisture retention fleece)
- Native Species Wildflower Blanket - XF118
This option for planting allows for greater variety of vegetation which can be pre-selected to suit the location, rooftop growing conditions, colour scheme or biodiversity action plan required.
Individual immature plants or ‘plugs’ are planted into the substrate by hand which will then grow on to give good cover over the next two full growing seasons.
We have two categories of plant lists from which the flora plugs can be selected and include sedums,
wildflowers, herbs and grasses:-
- Traditional Plugs
- UK Provenance Native Species Plugs
The Bauder seed mix for green roofs is a hand or machine broadcast mix of seed applied to a substrate finish for natural colonisation over at least two growing seasons. It is made up of predominantly herbaceous species to provide a mix of floral colour blooming at different times of the year. It can be used as a singular planting scheme or in combination with plug plants.