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Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

By Nigel Dunnett, Noel Kingsbury

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Timber Press
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Number Of Pages
256
Publication Date
April 15, 2008
ISBN
9780881929119

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

By Nigel Dunnett, Noel Kingsbury

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The latest techniques for planting roofs and walls to enhance our buildings and benefit the environment. The green roof industry is booming and the technology changing fast as professionals respond to the unique challenges of each new planting. In this comprehensively updated, fully revised edition of their authoritative reference, Nigel Dunnett and Noël Kingsbury reveal the very latest techniques, materials, and plants, and showcase some spectacular new case studies for the non-professional. Green roofs and walls reduce pollution and runoff, help insulate and reduce the maintenance needs of buildings, contribute to biodiversity, and provide habitats for wildlife. In addition to all this, they are attractive to look at and enhance the quality of life of residents. In Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls, Revised and Updated Edition, the authors describe and illustrate the practical techniques required to design, implement, and maintain a green roof or wall to the highest standards. This informative, up-to-the-minute reference will encourage gardeners everywhere to consider the enormous benefits to be gained from planting on their roofs and walls.

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“One of the few book-length discussions of this topic.” —Publishers Weekly

“Gardening gurus will appreciate the thorough knowledge the writers share regarding various techniques and resources required to plant green roofs and living walls, discussing, for example, how soil depth and environmental stress will affect plant choice and maintenance.” —Chesapeake Home

“For those who lack a yard and want to green a roof or wall, this resource offers important technical advice, along with horticultural recommendations for flat, sloped, and vertical surfaces.” —Dwell
 

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Published By
Timber Press
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Number Of Pages
256
Publication Date
April 15, 2008
ISBN
9780881929119

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