A rooftop garden is an easy way to have a garden of your own choice. Usually, city dwellers are deprived of enough free space with adequate soil to create their own garden. If you live in a city and wish to grow your own fruits and vegetables, hydroponic gardening would be a good choice for you. You can easily convert a balcony or roof deck to a hydroponic garden to grow your favorite plants. With the help of good hydroponic supplies you can easily start your rooftop hydroponic garden. However, it is important to have the roof checked to make sure it can support the added weight of your garden. Before you start your rooftop garden, you need to decide on what plants or herbs you want to grow and how many of each.
Rooftop hydroponic garden is good for the environment. A key environmental benefit of hydroponic rooftop gardens is that they easily solve the problem of rain water and drainage as the plants absorb some of the rainwater and limit the runoff of excess water. Green roofs not only beautify the cityscape but overcome the problem of skyrocketing land prices also. This kind of hydroponic gardening also helps to reduce carbon dioxide levels in the ambient air and thereby purify air quality. Hydroponic methods grow plants faster than any other conventional means. With hydroponics, you can easily control important growing factors such as light, temperature, and humidity according to the needs of your plant.
Rooftop hydroponic gardens also help to control the temperature of the building. Hydroponic foods tend to be healthier than those grown in soil. However, you need to monitor your garden on a regular basis to make sure that your garden is free from pest problems. Pests are harmful and annoying too, so try to keep pests away from your garden, and prevent your roots from rotting to get better result.