Hydropack Maintenance

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Compared to many extensive green roof systems, Hydropack requires little maintenance. However, this small amount of maintenance is essential to sustaining a successful system. We recommend that a formalized maintenance plan be formulated before the installation of any project. This maintenance can be performed by building maintenance, landscapers, or through a contract with a specialized organization.

Hydropack trays are shipped with 90% coverage of established plants. For this reason, the typical establishment maintenance associated with new green roof systems is unnecessary. We recommend 3-4 maintenance visits per year.

Each maintenance visit includes:

  • Manually weeding unsightly or unwanted species
  • The removal of leaves or other debris that may smother vegetation or clog storm drains
  • Remove any debris or vegetation that surrounds the storm drains
  • System monitoring of vegetation or other rooftop conditions that may cause a long term problem such as roof drain clogging or other problems with the vegetation system (This damage could be caused by flying debris, birds, rodents, extended drought, or disease)
  • Emergency irrigation in the case of drought. We define drought as a period of 20 consecutive days with less than 0.6" of cumulative rainfall with temperatures above 90O F. Under these conditions, it is important to water for 30 minutes, once a week to maintain healthy vegetation.

For a complete maintenance guide, please click here.

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