Greenhouses provide multiple benefits, especially for those who don’t experience warm weather all year. With these, you can enjoy the warmth of growing plants that are not naturally adapted to your climate. To get the most out of these elements, you should have them expertly incorporated into your landscape with the professional services of a landscape architect.
What Is a Greenhouse?
A greenhouse is a plastic or glass-enclosed structure designed to create a controlled environment for growing plants. There are two types of greenhouses, production, and home. The former has extensive controls to regulate humidity and temperature, while the former is less technical, typically only using the sun’s light to raise the temperature while the structure protects the plants from wind, excessive rain, ice, and snow.
The clear walls and roof of this structure allow sunlight to enter the interior, which traps the sun’s heat, making it warmer inside the greenhouse than outside. Often, this perk allows those in milder climates to grow plants that require warmer weather, such as tropical plants or growing summer plants in the winter.
Benefits of a Greenhouse
Greenhouses are common for professional gardening companies, landscape plant providers, and homeowners. If you want to grow plants that have strict growing conditions or require warmer temperatures than you normally experience, you may want to include a greenhouse. The following are the perks of having this growing space in your landscape:
Controlled Environment for Plant Growing
Because greenhouses hold plants inside while still providing exposure to the sun, so the plants inside have a strictly controlled environment. For exceptionally sensitive plants that cannot survive cold or cool temperatures, growing them in a greenhouse increases the chances of success.
Protective Space for Your Plants and Seedlings
For starting seeds or protecting plants from heavy rains or winter weather, a greenhouse is second-to-none. For example, if you live in a typically mild climate that occasionally experiences rare freezes, you can keep your plants in the protective space of a gardening glass house instead of bringing them inside to protect them from the colder temperatures. Similarly, this space gives you a perfect environment to start seeds instead of taking up space in your home.
Lastly, a greenhouse gives you access to gardening all year long, regardless of your typical climate. Even in places that have chilly winter weather, you don’t have to stop gardening. Greenhouses are also great if you want to grow culinary herbs and vegetables you can use for your kitchen throughout the year.
Have Mark Scott Associates Incorporate a Greenhouse and Other Beautiful and Practical Elements into Your Yard
If you want the perks of a greenhouse and a more beautiful landscape, you need the professional services of a landscape architect. When you have experts design your landscape and the architecture in it, you get a sustainable, practical, and beautiful space. See examples of work from Mark Scott Associates. Then fill out the contact form to get the landscape you want that includes a garden house or other utilitarian elements for you to use in gardening.