Freestanding And Lean-to GreenhousesWritten by Matthew Anthony
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You need to provide such freestanding greenhouses considerable shelter by constructing them at a suitable site or providing additional shading like shade-cloths during warmer months. A shade helps avoid overheating a greenhouse in warmer months. This risk is usually present in freestanding greenhouses, since they are not as shaded as lean-to attached greenhouses. The latter share a wall with an existing building and thus receive adequate shade. This same feature works in favour of freestanding greenhouses during cooler months as then, they get maximum all-round exposure to sun. Its small wonder then, that freestanding greenhouses are most common type of greenhouse used.
A lean-to greenhouse is attached (leans to) a building, garage or house, using existing structure for one or more of its sides. It gets its name simply because its support is aided by another structure. Apart from ease in which heat, light and water can be provided other major advantage is its accessibility. You can tend to your plants at anytime of day without having to brave elements to get there. You can therefore give them attention they deserve.
Matthew Anthony manages and writes for several garden based sites such as greenhouses and conservatories.
Help Your Backyard Plants Get the Nutrients They NeedWritten by http://www.home-and-garden-decor.net
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Mulch your soil. Organic mulches such as bark chips or grass clippings help protect your soil from impact of raindrops. They prevent crusting of soil surface. Crusting of soil can prevent seeds from sprouting and reduces infiltration of water into soil. As mulch decomposes, it also adds more organic matter to soil. Remember that some mulches will lower pH (the acidity of soil), making some nutrients less available. Use raised beds for a garden if your yard has heavy, poorly drained soils. Raised beds can be made using tillage equipment. You can make permanent beds with rot-resistant wood, filled with a mixture of soil and organic matter. But, you may decide that growing plants tolerant of wet conditions is a less troublesome, more rewarding experience! If you treat your soil well, your plants should develop extensive healthy roots capable of taking up required plant nutrients.
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