8 Benefits of Having a Rooftop Garden

Sakera Patel S

Introduction

If you live in the city and are lucky enough to have space on your roof, consider adding a low-cost rooftop garden to your home or apartment. The benefits of having a rooftop garden go far beyond just being able to enjoy fresh herbs and vegetables grown in your backyard or rooftop; Not only do they make your home more attractive to potential buyers, but they provide many other benefits as well. Here are some of the most important reasons to have a rooftop garden on your residential or commercial property.

The benefits of having a rooftop garden

Reduce carbon footprint

It doesn’t take much to realize that our planet is slowly dying under carbon emissions. This means taking action in small ways every day, one being having rooftop gardens in your own home or building. Not only will you be reducing your carbon footprint, but you’ll also be adding beauty to your everyday life.

Save money

Though having a green thumb isn’t for everyone, you can turn your terrace into an urban garden by using low-cost rooftop garden containers. When choosing where to start your new venture, it’s also important to realize you don’t need very much space to have an impact: with just 3 x 4 feet (or 0.9 x 1 meter) of growing area, you can grow enough fresh produce in summer months to feed one person per month.

Breathe cleaner air

The air in cities is dirty, especially for those who live close to main roads. Vegetable gardens offer cleaner air by filtering out some of these harmful pollutants. This is because plants remove carbon dioxide and produce oxygen through photosynthesis—it’s just one of many ways that rooftop gardens can make your city greener and more eco-friendly.

Grow your veggies

By planting your garden, you can save money on produce and enhance your sense of self-reliance. When I grew my vegies on my rooftop, All I needed was Manure (I used goat manure), some fertilizer, soil, seeds, and water. But wait… don’t do it in your backyard. Put some of that hard-earned cash back into your pocket by growing veggies on your roof.

Have fun with it

Is your community filled with plants? Plants make any place look nice, but having a garden on your rooftop is something different entirely. Residential rooftop gardens have come into vogue in recent years and can be found on everything from high-rise apartment buildings to humble houses.

Increase property value

Homeowners often don’t factor in added space when calculating property value, but a rooftop garden can add extra square footage to your living quarters. Sometimes called additional living space, rooftop gardens can also increase your property value. This is especially true in urban and suburban areas where empty roofs are more noticeable and desirable to prospective buyers. 

Meeting new people in the neighborhood

Rooftop gardens are for anyone who wants to share gardening space and inspire new friendships. Building relationships with other people in your building or neighborhood is valuable for many reasons. First, you might need their help one day when you run into trouble with your property (roof leaks, clogged toilets). Second, it’s nice to have new people to talk to in your daily life. And finally, your building will feel like a community if everyone takes an interest in each other’s lives.

Fight urban loneliness

Urban gardening is an inexpensive way to get your hands dirty and enjoy fresh produce while fighting urban loneliness. In many big cities, people are separated from natural surroundings and one another by towering buildings and long commutes. By installing your rooftop garden, you can make yourself feel closer to nature and foster community in your neighborhood. While there’s no cure for loneliness, it’s clear that growing plants (or helping someone else grow their plants) might just be a step in the right direction!

Conclusion

To have a low-cost rooftop garden you need to choose plants that are sustainable and can live with your weather conditions. With these in mind, there’s no reason why you should not try to start one for yourself! Remember, rooftops are ideal spaces for growing many different types of plants. Whether it’s flowers or vegetables, anyone can make use of rooftop space.

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