Alexander Green Roof: In Progress

The next step was to add the growing medium. So one wet morning we used a mulch blower to lurch it all up there:

Mulch blowing the growing media two stories up

Mulch blowing the growing media two stories up

I had to rake the growing media out. The media is a mix of organic matter and lightweight aggregate.

Shoveling the growing medium

Shoveling the growing medium

Here is the roof mid-planting. Parts of this green roof are six inches deep, so we can grow plants that have deeper roots than sedums, such as Irises and Fescues.

Alexander roof during planting

Alexander roof during planting

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