Aluminium And Wooden Greenhouses

Written by Garry John

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Wooden greenhouses are slightly more expensive than aluminium and plastic ones, but do offer more torepparttar experienced gardener. Aluminium and plastic greenhouses are a better choice forrepparttar 139629 beginner before upgrading to a timber greenhouse.

Aluminium Greenhouses

A major advantage of aluminium greenhouses is that they are relatively cheap and maintenance free. They arerepparttar 139630 best choice of greenhouse if your priority is low maintenance. However, you should be aware ofrepparttar 139631 advantages of other types of greenhouse. For example, with wooden greenhouses it is easy to fix extra shelves and hookes, inside and out. Aluminium is certainly easier to maintain than a wooden greenhouse, but care should be taken to keep all structural components as clean as possible to deter pests and disease.Aluminium greenhouses are certainlyrepparttar 139632 most popular atrepparttar 139633 moment and part ofrepparttar 139634 attractiveness isrepparttar 139635 flat pack packaging and (relatively easy) self assembly. This helps keeprepparttar 139636 cost down and aluminium isrepparttar 139637 value for money choice of greenhouse.

Before erecting an aluminium greenhouse, there are certain considerations. Firstly you should decide uponrepparttar 139638 location ofrepparttar 139639 greenhouse. Somewhere easily accessible during bad weather would be good. Observe areas of your garden during sunny days to see which parts getrepparttar 139640 most sunlight. Some protection from wind would be good, but not atrepparttar 139641 expense of blocking out light. Also, be aware of any stray footballs from next door !

If you're after a value for money and low maintenance greenhouse then aluminium is a good choice. You may lose some ofrepparttar 139642 aesthetic qualities of a wooden greenhouse, but you do benefit from modern technology and design.

Garry John contributes to several gardening and home improvement sites such as greenhouses and sheds

Lawn Disease and Solutions

Written by Linda Paquette

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Heavy thatch layers (over ½ inch) hold both heat and moisture and provide fungus with a ready supply of nutrients. Thatch also impedes drainage and blocksrepparttar airflow your lawn needs to thrive. Annual core aeration inrepparttar 139601 spring isrepparttar 139602 best way to control thatch buildup. You can also control thatch duringrepparttar 139603 growing season by maintaining your lawn at a 2 ½ to 3 inch height and cutting no more than ⅓ ofrepparttar 139604 height when you mow.

Mowing time is also a good time to check your lawn for signs of disease. “Fairy rings”, “frog-eyes”, brown patches and other irregularities may signifyrepparttar 139605 beginning of a problem. However, before you purchase a “remedy” it’s best to have an infected patch inspected. Dig and take samples to your extension agency or to a recognized lawn care professional.

Many strains of fungus quickly develop a resistance torepparttar 139606 best fungicides. Controlling active fungus is truly a case where “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Start your lawn disease prevention plan by planting only disease resistant grass hybrids whether beginning a new lawn or reseeding patches of an old one.

Linda is author of The Lawn Care section of

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