What can a green roof do for biodiversity?
Natural soil is hugely important to allow many insects to survive and thrive. Many make their home in soil and bringing natural soil into our urban spaces creates new ecological habitats. Did you know the solitary bee makes its home in soil rather than a hive?
Designing a living roof with the right plants, for example focusing on native species and pollinators, means you can be providing important food sources for bees, butterflies and birds.
Creating pockets of green in our dense urban spaces allows us to slowly re-introduce wildlife that has been forced out due to construction and development, and create a better balance between urban and rural.
Design for Biodiversity Net Gain
Whilst there are many different factors affecting your overall BNG score, using a native, species-rich plant palette which provides benefits to urban invertebrates (e.g. pollinating insects), birds and bats, and natural soil will give you a better score.