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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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May 4, 2014
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Any ground projects I would refer you directly to the supplier who will also install this for you and or bid it out. Please contact "Perfect Turf" I think out of bensenville il.
    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 5:44AM
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Perfect Turf LLC
230 Gerry Drive
Wood Dale, IL 60191
888-796-8873
    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 7:49PM
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April 13, 2014
Ceyda wrote:
White set in the back - Where is this set from? THank you.
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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.
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March 5, 2014
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I've emailed.... hope all is well.
    Bookmark   October 13, 2014 at 7:16PM
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November 11, 2013
jultz wrote:
What large-growing trees do you recommend for container rooftop garden
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Jillian MacKenzie
any kind of direction on how to search for a drainage mat would be appreciated
    Bookmark   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
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February 9, 2013
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??
    Bookmark   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.
    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 5:20PM
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