Professional Green Roof Management
The management of green roofs is far more complex than caring for a conventional, ground-level landscape.
If you are thinking of installing a green roof, or already have a garden or other green space atop your building, trust Gachina Landscape Management for professional green roof management. We employ a trained specialist who understands that a rooftop ecosystem has specific needs much different from those of a city park or a corporate campus landscape.
Our specialist is certified through Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, GRHC, an industry association dedicated to the creation and nurturing of green roofs. The efforts of GRHC and other environmental advocates have resulted in a spike in rooftop green spaces across the Bay Area in recent years.
Green roofs offer many long-term environmental, social, and financial benefits. Two major advantages; reduced heat island effect in cities and less stormwater runoff.
However, installing a green roof often involves substantial upfront costs. A Gachina professional trained in state-of-the-art green roof management protects your investment.
Green Roof Management Has Its Challenges
Caring for ecosystems on building rooftops differs from conventional landscapes in several ways:
- Shallow soil depth. Planting in soil that may be six inches deep or less is a challenge that calls for diligent care and frequent monitoring of nutrients and moisture. Selecting plants appropriate for green roofs is important, and special soil mixes are required.
Harsh settings. Urban rooftops can be subject to strong winds, intense sunlight, and ambient heat from nearby buildings. Complicating matters is that California has many climate zones, with differences in altitude, rainfall, and temperatures.
- Transporting of materials. Maintaining green spaces that may be 40 or more stories high requires planning. Tools, equipment and plants must be taken to and from the roof without disrupting the building’s businesses or tenants.
- More extensive drainage systems. Proper upkeep of rooftop drainage systems is essential to prevent irrigation water and stormwater from leaking into the building below.
Gachina offers a full range of landscaping services in the cities of San Francisco, South San Francisco, San Jose, Mountain View, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Burlingame.
For more information on rooftop ecosystems and green roof management, call Gachina Landscape Management today at 650-853-0400 or inquire online.
We provide landscape management services to the following areas:
|Burlingame||Foster City||Mountain View||San Carlos||Union City|
|Cupertino||Hayward||Palo Alto||San Jose||Walnut Creek|
|Daly City||Livermore||Pleasanton||San Ramon|
|Danville||Martinez||Redwood City||Silicon Valley|
|Emeryville||Morgan Hill||San Bruno||Sunnyvale|