Building Your Greenhouse


 

Aside from the beautiful aesthetic a greenhouse provides, it will also allow you to protect your plants and extend your growing season. You’ll always have a nice area to sit outside and appreciate nature, whatever the weather.

Before you start your greenhouse construction, you’ll want to check the building codes for your municipality. A greenhouse could be classified as either a utility or an accessory building.


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You can call 811 to get your underground utilities marked before you do any digging.

If it seems too challenging, you can buy greenhouse kits that provide almost everything you need with step-by-step instructions to make it easy.

The next step is choosing where to put your greenhouse. You want a nice open space that gets at least six hours of sunlight per day. Ideally, you want the greenhouse oriented east to west lengthwise for the best exposure to sunlight. You’ll need about three feet of clearing on all sides. Make sure your space above is clear of large overhanging branches, is in close proximity to a source of water, and sits on reasonably flat ground. You may need to do some digging and leveling if your ground isn’t totally flat.

A greenhouse is a wonderful addition to any backyard space and it’s never been easier to build your own.

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