December 5, 2002

Grass Roofs

Category: Architecture , Environment , Urban Planning

Munich: Well, this particular building is not the most attractive grass-roofed structure I've ever seen, but I thought it was a nifty because of how it imbeds itself in the earth, hobbit-like. This kind of building not only let's the roof be used for other purposes, like parkland, but it is supposed to reduce heating and cooling costs as well.

In Door County, Wisconsin, there is a famous Swedish restaurant with a grass roof complete with a herd of goats. Beats mowing the lawn!

Posted by Nick at December 5, 2002 11:13 AM


can anyone help with plans for grass roof/semi underground buildings

Posted by: Anonymous at March 13, 2003 9:42 PM


Posted by: hjon at December 6, 2003 9:45 PM

I am looking for the build up of materials for a grass roof on garage. I have started with a wooden decking on roof joists, followed by roofing felt. Am I now looking for a water retaining felt, and if so can you recommend one? Is it true that the turf has to be 80mm thick to survive on top of a roof? Will I have to spray it with growth inhibitor? Can you recommend a slow growing variety of grass?

Posted by: Kenny at December 10, 2003 5:25 PM

Try the link attached. It will take you to one off the leading green roof instalation companies.

And a seedum blanket is about 70-80mm deep. And the use of a sedum will mean no cutting and in turn no growth inhibitor.

Posted by: Robert M Mc Naught at February 5, 2004 3:15 PM

Looks like my name has become the link so hit my name in first post posted on same day but @ 3:15pkm

Posted by: Robert M Mc Naught at February 5, 2004 3:17 PM

My gram has a concrete roof covered with grass, but it keeps leaking. What is the cheapest way to seal it?

P.S. It isn't a perfect square.

Posted by: Malissa at May 15, 2004 9:20 PM

I am looking for someone who sells palm tree frond roofing?

Posted by: dottie at June 24, 2004 8:50 AM

Interested in more info on grass roofs

Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2004 9:52 PM