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Roof Terraces And The Environment

Roof Terraces And The Environment

Lisa Andrews (Horticulturalist) gives expert video advice on: Are roof terraces good for the environment?; How do roof terraces help retain water?; How do roof terraces help wildlife? and more...

Are roof terraces good for the environment?

Roof terraces are good for the environment as they green up previously concrete spaces, encouraging wildlife, preventing excess water run off, and filtering pollutants from the air.

How do roof terraces help retain water?

Roof terraces help retain water, with the water being used in planting and planting areas, and that's preventing excessive runoff.

How do roof terraces help wildlife?

Roof terraces help wildlife, such as, bees, butterflies, and small birds, depending on the variety and species of plants used.

How do roof terraces improve air quality?

Roof terraces can improve roof quality with a variety of plants used that filter out pollutants and Co2.

How do roof terraces help to cool the air?

Roof terraces can help cool the air by the use of a variety of plants on them and reduce the heat often suffered in inner city areas.