Create Long-Term Viability for Your Planters

Posted in Blog, Planters on August 31, 2018

If you have experience with planters on a green roof, you know that they can be tricky projects. They are permanent installations with many technical challenges, including waterproofing, irrigation, and lighting to name a few, that you need to design for and address. How does soil fit into these challenges?

Traditional soil solutions, like topsoil or potting soil, won’t hold up on planter projects because of the large amount of organic materials in them. These materials will break down over time, and as they do, they will jeopardize the plants. Using traditional at-grade soil solutions can often be an expensive and prominent mistake – imagine the time and expense of having to replace an entire planter because you used the wrong soil. That’s not a situation any designer or landscape architect wants to be in.

That’s why we’ve spent so much time developing our rooflite soil systems for planters. From a soil perspective, planters are unique because there is limited root space, which means that reducing volume loss and compaction is critical. If planter soil has volume loss and compaction, which happens with traditional soil solutions, plants don’t have room to grow and thrive.

Our rooflite soil systems for planters are engineered with the perfect mix of properties to ensure low volume loss and low compaction, which we test and scientifically verify through our Quality Assurance Program. This means that our soil is optimized to help grow healthy plants and to last long-term.

It’s high-performance growth media designed specifically for planters, and we offer adjustable fill solutions with different depths and profiles, so you have the option to include a variety of plantings in your project. You can trust our soil to set your planters up for success many years into the future.

With rooflite soil systems for planters, you can focus on the other parts of a planter project – with no worries about whether our soil will stand up to a planter’s unique challenges.