A greenhouse has the potential to provide many benefits
for the average flower-lover. However, if they are not
built in the appropriate location the results can be
detrimental. That said, before you build a greenhouse,
it is important to consider all aspects in order to
ensure you receive the best results possible.
If you are thinking of building
a greenhouse, but are unsure of factors which can affect
the outcome, read the information below which will inform
you on everything you need to know before you start
building. Consider the following factors when determining
where you are going to build your greenhouse:
1. Light - Everyone knows
that plants need light to grow and sunlight is even
more crucial for greenhouses because there are so many
different types of plants and flowers requiring light.
You do not want to build your greenhouse in an area
which receives no sunlight at all however you do not
want to build it in an area which receives too much
sun either. Not enough can be harmful to the plants
and flowers, yet so can too much sun. You will want
to build your greenhouse in an area which receives a
minimum of 6 full hours of sunlight a day. You may also
want to consider planting a tree on either side of your
lighthouse which will provide some shade through the
day. Overhanging trees are not a good idea and may put
your greenhouse in danger due to falling branches.
2. Convenience - You will
want to build your greenhouse in a convenient area which
can be easily accessed, but is not in an area which
may be targeted by high winds. You don't want to have
to walk a mile just to get to your greenhouse because
chances are you won't maintain it as well this way.
Other things to consider when building your greenhouse
are access to electricity and water. These are important
in the successful functioning of your greenhouse.
3. Setting - The actual
setting of your greenhouse will greatly affect its overall
performance. Many areas throughout the world receive
high levels of rain during certain times of the year.
This can be detrimental to operation of your greenhouse
since too much rain can cause flooding inside. The best
way to ensure this doesn't happen is by building your
greenhouse in a high level area that is a great deal
higher than most of the other property.
Choosing the location of your
greenhouse is the most important factor you will need
to consider. Take your time and research all your options
before you start building. A greenhouse is a large investment
and you want to make sure the money you spend now will
be worth it in the future.
Holly Masters loves to garden
and takes pride in her greenhouse. She has spent much
time learning proper hydroponics and serves as a contributing
writer for http://www.greenhousesandgazebos.com
a site that offers information about everything from
storage sheds to gazebos.