Top 10 Reasons for Having a Greenhouse

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There are many reasons why having a greenhouse is an excellent idea. When you have one, you can turn your gardening hobby into a full-time passion. Whether you have many hours to spend or just a few minutes a day, having a greenhouse is great for anyone who loves plants.

There are certain questions that pop up when considering a greenhouse: What are the benefits of having a greenhouse? Is it expensive? Could I make good use of it? Do I have the space? You will get the answer to these questions when you build a greenhouse as you will see that it offers numerous benefits that you will always be thankful for.

Benefits of Having a Greenhouse

Here are 10 great reasons why you should definitely have a greenhouse on your property:

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  1. Multiple Purposes: One of the best things about owning a greenhouse is that you can use it for a variety of things. You can grow fresh organic vegetables, flowers, bulb plants, house plants, exotic plants and all types of seedlings. You can change what you grow in it every year or grow a mix of things. You can grow different plants at the same time if you choose to. You have the freedom to choose what you want to use your greenhouse for. No matter what you want to plant and grow, you can do it in a greenhouse.
  2. All-in-One Gardening Place: When you have a greenhouse, you have a designated spot for everything involved in gardening. You do not need to build a garden shed. You can not only grow vegetables, flowers and other plants, but store all your gardening tools and equipment, accessories, and supplies as well.
  3. Consistent Gardening: When you have a greenhouse, you can evade and ignore all weather conditions and season changes throughout the year. Excessive rains, extreme temperatures, or long droughts will not cause any serious problems for the plants that you grow in your greenhouse. You acquire the flexibility you need to go ahead with any form of gardening.
  4. Plant Protection: By planting your plants inside a greenhouse, you give them protection against problems such as rough weather and serious infestation of seasonal pests like tent caterpillars, locust swarms, spider mites, and many more. You can make sure that your plants are healthy and happy all year round.
  5. Optimum Environment: Whether it is herbs or vegetables you grow, if you are a long-time gardener, you will know that plants love environments that are warm and humid. You can use the greenhouse gardening method and place your plants in a growing environment that enhances their growth. The main purpose of a greenhouse is securing a reasonable amount of heat and water vapors so that warmth and humidity is maintained within the greenhouse.
  6. All- Season Garden: Many gardeners face one common problem and that is not being able to plant certain seeds because of an unsuitable season. When you own a greenhouse, you do not need to worry about this. You have control over the temperature of the garden with a greenhouse and you can start planting seasonal plants earlier than others or delay it.
  7. Great Garden Design: Like gazebos and pergolas, you can obtain a wonderful greenhouse design that suits your landscape perfectly. You do not have to worry about landscape design as there are greenhouse designs of different sizes and shapes. You can attain a beautiful garden design with a profound greenhouse laid across your garden. Like these other structures, you can create a space that has a purpose and adds visual appeal to your outdoor area at the same time.
  8. Save Money: You can easily spend a fortune on plants every spring, but still wish for more flowers to fill in your garden even after spending all that money. When you have a greenhouse, you can grow as many seeds as you want and most times, you will have more than enough greenhouse plants to give away to others. This means that you can save a lot of money on plants.
  9. Fuss-Free Customizations: If you prefer to have a greenhouse that is unique to others that you have seen or have specific requirements for your plants, you do not have to stress as customizing greenhouses is easy. In fact, building your own greenhouse is easier than building a patio deck or pond. You can easily customize the placement of plants, number of doors, size, position of the storage area, and more.
  10. Greenhouses are Healthy: Owning a greenhouse is good for your health. Being outdoors with nature is a fantastic way to escape from all the stresses you have. In fact, greenhouses with diffused lighting can help in alleviating Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. It is just the thing you need to lift your spirits when you are feeling down.

A greenhouse requires you to make an initial investment, but the money you spend is well worth it in the long run. With so many benefits, you can see why owning a greenhouse is a judicious idea.

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Greg Bailey is a partner at Outdoor Living Manufacturing Ltd, a value added forest company specializing in do-it-yourself western red cedar kits. He has been in the forest industry for over 30 years and an owner at OLM for over 10 years.

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