Garden greenhouses - the solution for year-round fresh products
A greenhouse in your backyard can convert your seasonal hobby into a year-round activity. Although the installation and operation of such a structure may seem like a lot of work, it is easier than one might think.
What are the benefits of a garden greenhouse?
First, the use of a greenhouse is ideal to extend the period of availability of your crops or to improve their quality. This kind of structure will let you enjoy fresh flowers and vegetables all year round. Greenhouses make it possible to protect your plantations from external climatic elements and create better conditions for their development.
A garden greenhouse is designed to help the flower bloom, grow seedlings, and harvest crops during the four seasons. They can help manage plants' needs, accelerate their growth, or produce them independently of the period of the year. Culture in greenhouses can be done in different ways; it can be made in the soil of origin, in pots, through hydroponic cultivation or through a Rockwool system. Moreover, plant lovers with rare or more temperature sensitive specimens use greenhouses to protect plants from winter, allowing them to appreciate their plants for a longer period.
Make sure your choice of greenhouse matches your crop type. Indeed, necessary conditions will differ if you grow plants, flowers, vegetable, fruit trees, etc.
Different types of greenhouses according to your gardening activities:
The greenhouse architecture will also differ according to its purpose and if it is intended for a residential or commercial use. In the case of a commercial installation, the shading, aeration. watering and other systems will often be automated to increase its efficiency. A residential installation may also require such systems depending on how you use it and how much time you can spend on gardening.
- A traditional garden greenhouse will offer you a greater growing possibility. Its height will allow you to grow plants of larger sizes. This type of garden greenhouse usually has an aluminum structure with glass walls.
- The tunnel greenhouse concept is mainly used for early crops or market gardening, as well as for wintering plants. Tunnel greenhouses are usually made of a steel frame covered with a clear woven fabric.
- Unlike other types of greenhouses, the lean-to greenhouse, as the name suggests, attaches to an existing wall of your home. Often design in continuity with your home, its location does not allow a maximum sun exposure, but it stores easily the heat and is better protected from the winds. Its structure is similar to the one of the traditional garden greenhouses.
- Perfect for smaller spaces, the mini greenhouse allows you to protect smaller plants as well as to grow seedlings and cuttings. Easy to install and move, the mini greenhouse is usually made of wood or PVC and covered with plastic fabric. These types of greenhouses are less resistant to winter conditions.
For a residential garden greenhouse, be sure to choose a type of greenhouse that suits your backyard layout and the space available. Some municipalities have regulations regarding the size of a detached accessory structure, check with your local municipality if there is a maximum land area regulation for greenhouses.
Contact the experts at Mirage Canada to build your greenhouse and extend your gardening adventure throughout the year.