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    Greenhouse Planning: 6 Tips for Organizing Your Greenhouse Space

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    Greenhouses provide a controlled environment for effective growing of all kinds of plants, extending your growing season, prevention of pests, and more. But just using a greenhouse in your backyard is just part of the equation. Greenhouse planning is extremely essential to the health and prosperity of your plants. Before you begin your greenhouse planning, you should ask yourself the following questions: What types of plants am I planning to grow? What temperatures do I need to maintain in my greenhouse? How much space will my plants need to grow healthy? How long will it take for my plants from sprout to fruit or flower? Once you answer these questions and write a detailed greenhouse planning strategy, you will be able to efficiently organize and lay...

    Grower’s Guide: Greenhouse Cleaning Tips

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    If you’re gearing up for a new season of crops, your structure will need a good greenhouse cleaning. Seasonal greenhouse cleaning is important to maintain overall plant health. Cleaning your  greenhouse will help keep diseases from spreading while staving off harmful pests. To do this, you’ll need to remove all plants and crops from within the greenhouse unit and follow the following our helpful greenhouse cleaning tips. Greenhouse Cleaning Tips For ShelterLogic units like the GrowIT Greenhouse In-A-Box, it’s important to clean the cover just like you would any other fabric shelter. Avoiding harsh detergents will help stretch the life of your greenhouse. And because this greenhouse also has a steel frame, it’s important to maintain that as well. This includes using a soft-bristled broom when...

    6 Landscape and Garden Accessories to Give Your Backyard a Fresh Look

    In the spring, the trees begin to bud, birds start to chirp, and crocuses poke through the ground. Despite the natural beauty, when you look at your backyard, you might not like what you see. Spring is a time for renewal, and that includes your backyard. It may be nice to add some annuals to your mix of perennials and other greenery. But you don’t have to replant everything to give your backyard a fresh look. Sometimes it just takes the right accessories to spruce up your backyard landscape and garden. Your backyard is the natural outdoor extension of your home. You can change the look of your yard by adding practical accessories for storage, shade relaxation, and more. Also, you don’t have to break...

    Solutions for Successful Urban Farming

    Urban farming is becoming more popular in America as people are turning to growing their own food in densely populated areas. What exactly is urban farming? According to Greensgrow.org, it’s any growing operation within a city that sells the food it produces. While there are many different techniques to creating the perfect environment for growing crops, here are some proven solutions to successful urban farming. Finding the Right Location Maybe you already own a plot of land and want to convert your backyard into an urban farm. Or if you don’t want to dig your yard up, you can rent or buy a plot of land. But before you get those seeds in the ground, look at the site’s security, access to water, soil quality...

    ShelterTech High Tunnel Greenhouse: A Large-Scale Farming Solution

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    As a commercial farmer, you are always looking for the best ways to increase your large-scale farming yields. If you want to extend your growing season, you will need more greenhouse space to properly grow plants and vegetables. A high tunnel greenhouse could be the right solution for your large-scale farming needs. Here’s how high tunnels can help your large-scale farming operation produce higher yields, so you’ll sell more locally grown goods. What is a High Tunnel Greenhouse? High tunnel greenhouses are unheated structures  that can help commercial farmers extend their growing season. In addition, high tunnel greenhouses aid large-scale farming by extending the harvest by providing protection from the elements. The result is a more-stable production system that poses less risk of crop failure....

    Top 10 Things You and Your Family Can Do When You Stay Home

    It’s hard to stay home when the weather starts to get nice. You and your family may be tempted to go hiking, have a picnic in the park, or hit the playground. But until we flatten the curve with social distancing, home is where your health is. You don’t have to be bored or inactive in the house when you stay home. There are plenty of things you and your family can do in your own backyard. In fact, there may be some activities that you wanted to do, if you had the chance to stay home. Now is your chance for you and your family to take advantage of your backyard. Don’t have any family projects in mind? Here’s our list of the top...

    Rediscovering The Outdoors: Family Fun When You Have to Stay Home

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    Stuck at home? Staying home doesn’t mean you can’t step outdoors. In fact, we firmly believe that now is the perfect time to look at your backyard in a whole new way. Whether you choose to redesign your garden with a whole new plan or embark on new backyard adventures with your family: now’s the perfect time to rediscover your backyard space. There are plenty of things you and your family can do in your backyard! Check out these backyard activities you can do while you’re stuck at home, by yourself or for family fun: Have a Backyard Campout There’s no need to go deep into the woods or to a campground to have an outdoor sleepover with your family. A backyard campout gives you...

    Garden Prep: What to Do in the Offseason

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    All gardeners know once the temperatures drop, there can be a bit of a winter lull. But just because it’s chilly doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of things to do around the garden or the greenhouse. Plus, you don't have to put your gardening hobby on hold: you can do some winter gardening! With the right tools, like cold frame greenhouses, you can even grow some winter hardy vegetables while preparing for the spring. Or, should you decide to take a break, you can close your garden down and enjoy your offseason. Cold frame greenhouses are unheated structures that use solar energy and insulation to create a microclimate in your garden. If you want to know more about winter gardening with a cold frame greenhouse,...

    Winter Greenhouse Tips

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    By the time your fall harvest is completed, you will need to decide what you’ll do with your greenhouse for the winter. There are several things you can do with your portable greenhouse or commercial greenhouse: you can take it down and store it for the winter, remove the cover for the season, or leave it right where it is. However, no matter your decision, you will need to winterize your greenhouse. Need a great portable greenhouse option? Here are some of our favorites: ShelterLogic AccelaFrame ShelterLogic GrowIT High Arch ShelterTech High Tunnel Our Favorite Aspect About It Pre-assembled ribs make for 30-minute assembly time that’s easy* The high arch is tall enough to grow plants high Nearly fully customizable with 4 different bundle options....

    Simple Landscaping Ideas for an Attractive and Functional Backyard

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    Your backyard is the natural outdoor extension of your home. Coming up with simple landscaping ideas that promise to enhance your backyard space can be a fun (albeit tedious) project for any homeowner. You can transform your backyard into party central, a quiet sanctuary for you and your family, or something that’s nice to look at from your kitchen window. Before you dig in, you need to draw a scaled map of your backyard. Your map should include all existing sheds, trees, walkways, fencing and gates, playscapes, patios, decks, and irrigation systems. Then make an overlay to show what you want to add and remove. Developing the best possible backyard landscaping ideas for your needs often starts with some tough questions, such as: Who will...
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