Sedum roof spring maintenance

One of the advantages of sedum planting to a green roof is that is needs relatively little maintenance. Many of our Pods feature sedum roof’s which not only look fantastic but are also great for boosting the eco credentials of your Pod even further. One of the advantages of sedum planting to a green roof is that is needs relatively little maintenance.

Spring is the perfect time for a few basic tasks to ensure that the sedum is looking it’s best through the rest of Spring and Summer. Clear away debris lying on and around the sedum including gutters and drainage outlets to ensure that all of the sedum is exposed to daylight. Remove any weeds, moss or grass that have started to grow in amongst the sedum to prevent them taking over. Any larger bare areas of substrate can be re-planted with sedum plants picked from other areas of the roof. Small bare areas will usually re-generate during the Spring.

It’s a great idea to feed your Sedum Roof in Spring with a slow release feed specially formulated for green roofs. It should only need one application. A granular formulation is generally the easiest to apply. Remember that sedum roof maintenance inevitably means climbing up on to the roof of your Pod so take care, ensure you have taken appropriate safely measures and make sure someone else is close to hand in case you need help. Finally, sit back and enjoy your the multiple colours of your sedum roof throughout the rest of the year!

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