As your interest in gardening grows, you ironically might find yourself longing for more indoor space. We all think of gardening as an outdoor activity, but there are certain times that you need shelter for your plants.

A backyard greenhouse can provide exactly the space you need to expand your gardening hobby, fur a number of reasons:

● Space to shelter warm-season plants during the winter
● A method of expanding your growing season
● A controlled environment for sensitive or young plants
● A convenient place to store gardening supplies

You can accomplish all of these goals within a small or medium-sized backyard greenhouse. But we would advise you to decide upon a size for your structure and then increase it just slightly. Gardening is addictive, and you don’t want to run out of room after investing in a structure!

Site-built versus portable greenhouses. Greenhouses can be as elaborate or as simple as you need them to be. Site-built greenhouses can be designed and built from raw materials, or purchased as a kit that you assemble. The benefit of these types of greenhouses is that it will become a permanent structure in your landscape, and will provide for your needs for years to come. As with anything else, quality will cost you, but it’s usually worth it.

On the other end of the spectrum are portable greenhouses that you assemble from poles and plastic sheeting. These make great options for the gardener on a budget, and they can serve your needs well in a moderate climate. The down side to these greenhouses is that they can easily topple in a windstorm, and the plastic sheeting won’t always last as long as you would like.

Most people can handle the portable or DIY kits. But if you’re interested in a site-built greenhouse that will serve you well for years to come, call us to investigate the options. We can help you design and build a greenhouse that suits your needs and fits seamlessly into your landscape.

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