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Maintenance

Maintenance

Green, living roofs are almost maintenance free, only requiring attention two or three times a year. Initially, when installing your sedum roof you should use our Sedum Conditioner to ensure your roof has all the nutrients required to flourish. You may occasionally need to remove weeds, but the sedum plants are hardy and won’t be damaged by walking on them. Find out more by downloading our maintenance instructions.

Roof Inspection

We recommend you inspect your Sedum roof at least twice a year, usually in Spring and Autumn. You’ll be checking for weeds and seeds carried by the wind and removing leaves and moss to ensure gutters and drains are free flowing. To encourage a healthy habitat and to strengthen the natural biodiversity of the roof, we do not recommend the use of chemical pesticides. You may need to inspect your roof and the guttering more regularly if you live in a particularly green and leafy area.

Fertilization

To cultivate healthy, strong plant growth and to ensure an even supply of nutrients you should fertilise your Sedum roof twice a year (preferably in late April and early September). We offer a range of mineral and organic fertilisers. To find out more, download our maintenance guide from the link above.

Watering

A well-rooted sedum roof generally does not require any additional water, unless experiencing extreme, continuous hot and dry weather conditions.