Chicago Green Design Inc.
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Don Maldonado @ Chicago Green Design traditional landscape
 

Don Maldonado @ Chicago Green Design

This Rooftop retreat looks as if it is on the ground. The objective is to make the client feel as if it was a backyard not a rooftop. With Artificial truf, warm wood colors and plants that soften the walls that surround you it looks as if this rooftop retreat is in the suburbs. Photo taken by Expressiveshoots.com
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Ceyda wrote:
White set in the back - Where is this set from? THank you.
   Comment   April 13, 2014
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The set in the foreground is from Room and Board which is made from recycled milk jugs. The wicker set in the background is from Babmar which is an outdoor online discount furniture supply distributor. dont use them much but fit the bill in this case.
April 13, 2014 at 7:02pm   
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jultz wrote:
What large-growing trees do you recommend for container rooftop garden
     Comment   November 11, 2013
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Jillian MacKenzie
any kind of direction on how to search for a drainage mat would be appreciated
April 3, 2014 at 11:29am   
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There are many different types of drainage mats. What are you using it for planters?. Roof membrane? Against exterior wall? if you could be more specific I can direct you. Thanks
April 7, 2014 at 1:11pm   
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EasyTurf wrote:
What brand of artificial turf are you using?
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suzyfouad
how would this hold up in the montreal...with our extremely cold winters??
March 31, 2014 at 2:05pm   
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Cold winters are not a problem. If anything it is the harsh UV rays over time that breaks down turf. Canada...no problem ...company is called perfect turf.
March 31, 2014 at 5:20pm   
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csullivan0953 wrote:
Question from an editor at HGTV Magazine... - Hi, can you please email me at colleensullivan@hearst.com? I am working on a rooftop story. oolleensullivan@hearst.com Thanks!
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