The Garland Company Inc. recently updated its eco-friendly GreenShield vegetative roof technology to be more installation and maintenance friendly, by introducing easily movable, interlocking container modules that encapsulate the plant material and the underlying growth layers. The GreenShield Module system uses specially-designed industrial-grade 46-inch by 46-inch modules that are molded with pallet channels (for fork-lifting) and drainage perforations. The pallet channels also serve as port ways for drainage and/or irrigation, and provide beneficial air flow to the root systems. When the GreenShield vegetative systems are paired with a waterproofing membrane from Garland’s premium StressPly modified bitumen family of roofing systems, no additional drainage is needed. The modules can incorporate any of the full complement of special lightweight soils, aggregates, filter fabrics, and attractive green-roof plants developed for the existing Garland GreenShield technologies, while allowing the flexibility of distinct plant media in each module. The GreenShield modules can be easily cut and shaped to any landscape setting, and sprinkler heads can be cut into the modules wherever they are needed.
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