Renovation of a part of your home or adding a new extension to it is essential sometimes. Converting the existing area into a living space is indeed helpful. Adding an extra place in your garden is one of the ways of enhancing its beauty. You can add a greenhouse in your home garden on your own. A greenhouse is a building where plants are grown. It is also termed as a glasshouse. Many types of materials such as glass and plastic are used for building a greenhouse. Here are some suggestions for those who plan to add a greenhouse in the garden.
- The foremost thing is to find a good location in your garden to build a greenhouse. Decide whether you need a larger or a small-sized one. You should also consider its needs.
- Remember that the price of the construction depends on the size of your greenhouse. So select the size of the greenhouse based on the amount that you can afford. Mostly the one having wooden frame with plastic windows is inexpensive when compared to the one with steel frame and glass windows.
- Obtain any suggestions from your local building inspector. It is also better to get some recommendations from your local nurseries and growers.
- Make a plan of the model and materials needed for the greenhouse. You can get many new ideas by searching for different models online.
- Then make a proper preparation for building the greenhouse. Level the ground properly. Ensure that there is an adequate drainage before installing the foundation. A few inches of crushed stone can serve as a good base for the greenhouse.
- Shop for the materials required for the building. The frame and walls of the building are then assembled based on the type of the greenhouse.
- Once the basic structure of the building is built, you can add various accessories such as shelves, benches and so on based on your needs.
- Ensure proper ventilation in order to maintain the appropriate levels of temperature and humidity.
- If your locality is cold, then heaters may be essential during the winter season.
- Make sure that proper watering systems are maintained for your plants.
Following the above suggestions can help you know how to plan for a greenhouse.