This TriBeCa rooftop garden was not very inviting when we first laid eyes on its black tar surface and neglected planters. Our makeover redesign included brown bamboo fencing, artificial turf, custom bench seating, outdoor rugs, and lush new plantings. The planters are a mix of ceramic and fiberglass pots. Plantings include maiden grasses, a hydrangea tree, a purple smoke bush, purple coneflowers, and yellow thread-leaf coreopsis. Artificial turf has come a long way and is now available in very high quality versions like this that mimic real grass perfectly. It’s also easy to clean with a hose, a scrub brush, and an outdoor vacuum cleaner.