Garden Room Green Roof
The Garden Room, located in Shorewood, Wisconsin, is a retail shop specializing in garden tools, fountains, landscape ornaments, and antiques. The client sought to convert the roof into a garden to display retail items, build a greenhouse, and encourage newer urban landscape concepts. Marek Landscaping was completed the green roof construction. Construction started with preparing the roof floor, assembling a drainage system, and a light-weight base for construction. Layers of sand, gravel, and engineered soil were placed and hand-compacted for planting and hardscape construction. Planters and sculptures were placed, and brick walkways were built from reclaimed clay pavers from a Gary, Indiana railroad depot.