Avoiding “Green to Brown”

Let’s face it, greenroofs are “in.” And that’s great, but it also means that too many companies want “in” on the greenroof business—so they’ll install a greenroof, only to discover that it can die pretty quickly (the dreaded “green to brown”) when you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s why it’s so important to choose a partner with a proven track record—someone who understands a greenroof as a comprehensive, intricate and interrelated system. An industry leader who isn’t afraid to tell you that yes, a greenroof does require maintenance—in fact, a consistent, science-based maintenance program is one of the most crucial factors in protecting your significant investment.

That’s why our maintenance services are incredibly detailed and second to none—whether we’re testing the soil for the right pH, or testing the water for sodium levels (a protocol we pioneered after recognizing that sodium has a direct impact on the health of the greenroof). But don’t just take our word for it—there’s a reason why major manufacturers insist upon including Greenrise maintenance services in their warranty. Learn more about single-source warranties.