Standard Sedum Mats
The standard sedum mats are the more cost effective range and have 2-4 varieties of sedum, at 98kgs per m2 with the 3 layers (drainage,substrate, vegetation) makes it the heaviest of the two products.
Roofing Requirements for Sedum Mats
Our mats can be used for roof coverage on any kind of structure from a hen house or garden shed to a vast hospital roof in the centre of a city. A green roof provides a habitat for micro ecosystems, which, in turn, provide habitat for all types of wildlife. They can be placed on all forms of roofs from flat, to those with a considerable pitch. For Green Roof Consultancy just contact Sedum Green Roof and speak to one of our team who will offer full advice and even come and visit your site.
Sedum Green Roof can offer you a step-by- step guide to installation, providing all the necessary components. We can also offer a complete installation service.
It doesn’t have to be on just on flat roofs. Sedum can be installed on difficult areas in the garden such as shaded areas to give a beautiful and colourful expanse of vegetation, or, on roundabouts and barren areas around office buildings providing all year round interest. Being drought tolerant and easy maintenance these plants will grow practically everywhere. Many are used in public gardens, on slopes, embankments etc.
On a roof, once the water proof membrane is down the drainage layer is laid which incorporates an integrated root barrier. It is important to ensure there is enough rainwater outlets as the Sedum does not like to be waterlogged. The drainage layer is there to irrigate the plants during dry spells and also retains up to 80% of rainfall releasing it slowly and thus reducing the effects of flash flooding or heavy rainfall by reducing the pressure on the drainage systems. The Sedum mat will also filter pollutants from the rainwater.
Sedum Mats & Modular Sedum Green Tray Systems
Sedum Green Roof grows many different varieties of Sedum on our farm together fora current list please contact us. If you require a certain colour scheme or would like a logo incorporated then we can grow the mats to order with the varieties and colours required. This can take up to eight months for the mat to become mature enough to roll so make sure you think in advance.
The core species/varieties in our most popular mat and module Sedum Tray consist of -
These small but tolerant plants are well suited to the often harsh growing conditions they are often placed in. As well as roofs they are highly suited to areas needing low growing plants with little maintenance and are often used instead of grass. They can survive with very little water but we advise that in the first year they may need some extra watering during a dry period. They will also tolerate snow and ice.