Simple Sustainable Urban Greening

Pocket Habitat provides shape and structure as well as enhancing wildlife. The strong tessellation pattern creates an aesthetic form that no other system provides. This form is functional however and is vital in providing sheltered, shaded and exposed areas to enhance plant growth.

As well as the shape, colour can also be incorporated in the substrates that are used, adding an even greater impression of texture and visual benefit. The differing substrates are carefully chosen to help promote different communities of species. The recycled fabric used to form the Pockets can also be laminated with other materials offering branding opportunities.

Substrate blends
Four standard substrate blends used with the same seed mix creates a varied vegetation.
Pick and mix the substrates for a customised effect:

 

Pellite / Lytag:
  • Supports fast growth
  • Made from waste ash & clay
  • Dark grey with small stone pellite sizes
  • Light weight and super absorbent.
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Limestone & Compost:
  • Tougher growing environment supports chalk loving plants which may not develop in other substrates
  • Light grey with larger stone sizes
  • Heavier with less absorbency.
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Crushed Brick & Pine Bark:
  • Supports growth of vegetation found in UK brownfield sites, a very valuable urban wildlife asset currently in decline across UK
  • Made from material that would other wise go to landfill
  • Rust-red and is a smaller particle size
  • Light weight and super absorbent. Light weight and super absorbent. Photo supplied by: Green Roof Consultancy Ltd
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Soil:
  • Peaty colour, small particle size
  • Blend of Zincolit and mature compost
  • Heavier with good absorbency
  • Supports the development of a wide range of vegetation, including larger plants and shrubs
  • Benefits neighbouring habitats in terms of structure and shade, providing shelter and food for invertebrates.
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Other options for mixing in with the above:

Sand:
  • Good for burrowing insects,e.g. bees.
  • Un-seeded, but sand tolerant vegetation will colonise here
  • Heavier & low absorbency.
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Pebbles & compost:
  • Good for small invertebrates which birds feed on
  • Provides a warm open basking surface for butterflies
  • Tough growing environment for plants
  • Pebbles can be re-used roof ballast.
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