A Grass Roof
For around 40 years I have been intrigued by the house with the grass roof in Marysville, Ohio.
Since then there has been quite a green roof movement around the world citing the environmental benefits we get from grass and other plants such as: cooling our atmosphere, turning carbon dioxide into oxygen, filtering pollutants from rainwater, with the additional benefit of lowering the energy requirements for buildings. You will find all kinds of specifics about this “growing phenomena” in this article along with some neat photos: Click here if you want to read more about the green roof movement and to see some neat photos from Landscape Architects Network.
Now back to the grass roof house in Marysville. I have to laugh when I think of the researcher’s response to the obvious question: How do you mow the grass on the roof? His answer: Very carefully! By the way, the grass he used on his roof is Creeping Red Fescue and he mowed it once in early spring and once in fall before giving it a feeding.