A critical component to any green roof system or rooftop garden is a quality planting media. Utelite Lightweight Planting Media is an essential component to reduce weight and to ensure adequate moisture and nutrient retention, aeration, permeability and long term durability. Utelite lightweight planting media has been a successful part of many notable extensive and intensive green roof designs throughout the western United States. Utelite planting media is compatible with major green roof systems providers and is a preferred choice among designers for rooftop gardens.
Native topsoil based media that is amended with expanded shale fines and organic compost to reduce weight and optimize the physical properties. This planting media is used in elevated plazas, structural plantings or podium plantings in place a normal weight, native soil.