Rooftop Sedums Bird's Eye View Green Roof E-Newsletter
Greetings from the folks at Roof Top Sedums! The hot summer sun has finally made its way to the Midwest, so remember to keep your thirsty plants hydrated. We love summer, when our hardy green roof plants withstand the heat and drought and provide cooling environments for the buildings they protect. Roof Top Sedums has been busy growing new projects this year, and we're excited to continue our growth with the addition of the LiveWall® Vertical Green Wall System, the next level in the beautification and greening of spaces through living plants.

LiveWall® is an exciting new innovation from the makers of LiveRoof®. It is designed to utilize plants in a variety of outdoor and indoor vertical applications of various sizes, including large commercial buildings as well as smaller spaces such as residential decks and fences. After numerous requests for a vertical growing system that works, LiveRoof, LLC looked at the existing models on the market, but found them to be too complicated and not capable of producing healthy plants. This led the people at LiveRoof® to ask "Why?", and thus, the LiveWall® System went from concept to reality.

The LiveWall® System is Simple, Effective, Attractive, and Instant. The concept stems from the fact that plants typically grow best in their natural state of growing vertically from the ground upward, so a system of planters was devised to use the right soil with the right plants and an integrated irrigation system to produce the best possible results. It comes in three designs - LiveWall®, LiveScreen®, and LiveFence®, each created to serve different needs, from the spaces of walls, decks, and fences, to the customers, including those at assisted living facilities and the disabled.

There are numerous benefits to using the LiveWall® System:
  • Socially, planted living walls create a relaxing atmosphere, inspire creativity, and increase a sense of pride and place that helps reduce vandalism and littering.
  • Aesthetically, living walls bring color and interest to a space, and expand the usefulness of a building, creating an attractive addition to traditional siding treatments.
  • Green wall vegetation reduces the urban heat island effect by cooling the air and acting as a substrate for pollution, reducing noise, and conserving energy by further insulating structures.
  • A LiveWall® System Green Wall can create a habitat for butterflies, insects and songbirds, along with potential opportunities for urban farming to grow your own herbs and vegetables.
Roof Top Sedums is proud to be a Licensed Representative and Grower for the LiveWall® Vertical Green Wall System. When you use Roof Top Sedums for your planting projects, you get the best. Period. Not only does Roof Top Sedums have six years of experience in creating amazing LiveRoof® projects for clients throughout the Midwest, but they have a staff of passionate professionals who find innovative ways for customers to bring their surroundings to life.

What we're saying is that the staff at Roof Top Sedums knows plants, inside and out. We have an eye for color and design, but more importantly, we know which plants are going to thrive in specific conditions, and which ones will grow well together. Every project is unique, and every project owner has a different vision for how their spaces should look. We know how to take that vision and literally bring it to life with the selection of the best plants in the best soil using an optimum vertical planting system, and help ensure that your plants don't just live, but thrive.

Are you ready to bring a beautiful LiveWall® System into your outdoor or indoor space? Call Megan at (913) 957-0526 or Roxanne at (563) 505-7032, or e-mail them at to discuss the different possibilities for your project. To get more information about LiveWall®, and to be inspired by existing LiveWall® projects, click on this LiveWall® link to explore their website.


The seedlings for Roof Top Sedums were planted in 2006, when co-owner Teresa Nelson collaborated on a green roof project with LiveRoof LLC in Michigan. This collaboration led Teresa and her sister, Roxanne Nagel, to fill a void in the growing green roof industry, and Roof Top Sedums LLC began providing custom grown green roof vegetation for LiveRoof® modules and custom grown green roof plugs from their family farm in Davenport, Iowa.

See the Project Showcase for recent examples of our work.
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