Easy Specifying for Planter Projects with rooflite

Posted in Blog, Planters on August 31, 2018

We know that landscape architects and other green design professionals rely on our rooflite soil to create successful planter projects. We take this responsibility seriously, and we’ve designed our planter soil systems to ensure successful planter projects.

Planters can be treated like a small but deep green roofs, falling within the deep intensive category. Because of the unique environment of planters, you need soil that is specifically designed for planters.

Our rooflite soil systems for planters features high-performance growth media to ensure plant growth, health and longevity. It will not lose volume, which is essential for this system where root space is limited. With adjustable fill solutions for planters with different depths and sizes, these systems support a variety of plantings.

We offer two types of soil systems for planters. One has a total system depth of 10-18 inches, and one has a total system depth of 20+ inches. The type of system you need will depend on your plantings and project details.

Our rooflite planter soil systems includes the following products:

  • rooflite intensive: An engineered growth media that has optimized performance characteristics for planters.
  • rooflite intensive base: Used with deep intensive systems to meet the special requirements of a deeper root zone. rooflite intensive base is placed beneath rooflite intensive to mimic the soil horizons and properties found in natural soil profiles.
  • rooflite separation fabric: A root permeable fabric used to separate the growth media from the drainage layer.
  • rooflite drain: Granular lightweight aggregate that creates a natural root environment and can be used as an alternative to a synthetic drainage layer. It can also be used as a bedding layer when pavers or patios are specified.

We’ve developed our web site in a way that makes it easy for you to download specifications for each type of planter soil system and to access technical drawings. With these details, you can get started on planning your next planter project without any concerns about whether you have the right soil.

We are experts in planter projects, and we’d love to discuss your project with you. Get in touch today!