Aluminium And Wooden Greenhouses

Written by Garry John

An important addition to any British back garden, greenhouses are firmly established inrepparttar British way of life. It's probablyrepparttar 139629 inclement weather that drivesrepparttar 139630 british gardener 'inside'. If you are visiting this site then you are probably thinking about obtaining a new greenhouse. It is possible you don't knowrepparttar 139631 type of greenhouse you need or even how to decide onrepparttar 139632 type of greenhouse. Greenhouse design was revolutionised withrepparttar 139633 arrival of aluminium frames andrepparttar 139634 scarcity of pine. This article takes a brief look atrepparttar 139635 differences between metal and wooden greenhouses.

Wooden Greenhouses

Wooden Greenhouses arerepparttar 139636 choice forrepparttar 139637 traditionalist andrepparttar 139638 expert gardener. They are commonly made from Canadian Western Red Cedar, which is renowned for it's exceptional long life outdoors as a result of it's effective rot resistance. Wooden greenhouses arerepparttar 139639 traditional style of greenhouse beforerepparttar 139640 aluminium greenhouses and plastic greenhouses became more popular towardsrepparttar 139641 end ofrepparttar 139642 last century.

A timber greenhouse will obviously blend in naturally with your garden and will become an integral feature rather than something of an eyesore which you wish to hide away. Timber is alsorepparttar 139643 choice ofrepparttar 139644 expert gardener and it is generally agreed that it isrepparttar 139645 best material for a greenhouse. One ofrepparttar 139646 main reasons is thatrepparttar 139647 red cedar greenhouses are much better at maintaining a constant temperature than aluminium ones, which obviously leads to a healthier and more natural environment. An experienced gardener will knowrepparttar 139648 benefit of having things to hand and a wooden frame will allowrepparttar 139649 gardener to easily fix hooks and shelves exactly where he wants them, so those all important greenhouse accessories are to hand. The wooden frame also makes it easier to fix an extra layer of insulation of plastic bubble sheeting, such severe weather conditions prevail.

The best time to add a protective coat to a timber frame is before winter sets in. Choose a good day inrepparttar 139650 late autumn and giverepparttar 139651 frame any attention it needs. Look for any wear and tear and treat it immediately. Most good timber frames come with a ten year gaurantee, but don't wait for 10 years before checking.

Lawn Disease and Solutions

Written by Linda Paquette

Every lawn, whether new or established, is susceptible to a variety of lawn diseases. Most lawn disease starts with a fungus. Fungi are an oddity because they don’t set seeds; instead, they propagate by distributing spores in their surrounding area. Some ofrepparttar spores are picked up by wind or animals and distributed in new locations.

One ofrepparttar 139601 biggest problems in controlling lawn diseases is diagnosis. Byrepparttar 139602 time signs of infection are evident,repparttar 139603 fungus that causes it is often difficult to control. Although there are dozens of types of lawn disease, most can be prevented through regular lawn care. Most fungus spores lie dormant until conditions are right for them to grow and infect your lawn. Generally, fungus spores need warm temperatures, a moist environment, a source of nutrition and a susceptible host. Although you can’t controlrepparttar 139604 weather, you can deprive them ofrepparttar 139605 nutrients they need as well as a susceptible host.

Water your lawn deeply and infrequently to deprive fungus ofrepparttar 139606 damp environment it needs. In addition to helpingrepparttar 139607 prevention of lawn disease, deep and infrequent watering encourages your turf to sink deeper roots. Water only whenrepparttar 139608 surface soil is dry to your touch and then water to a depth of two to three inches. You can gauge how much water your lawn is getting by “planting” a small container (such as a tuna or cat food can) in a corner of your yard. In addition, schedule irrigation inrepparttar 139609 morning to give excess water a chance to evaporate.

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