With Spring fast approaching you may be itching to start using your green thumb. If you enjoy gardening consider building a greenhouse. It does not matter what size of yard you have you can design one to fit whatever space you have to work with.
The first question that you might be asking is what is the best type of wood to use to build a greenhouse. Mistakenly you may automatically think to avoid softwoods and go for the hardwoods. This is not the case. Softwoods like beetle kill pine have some very desirable qualities that make it perfect for an outdoor construction like a greenhouse.
Beetle kill pine is rot resistant, can withstand the elements, and is very easy to work with.
Benefits of Building a Greenhouse
Still haven’t decided that a greenhouse made of beetle kill pine is right for you? Look at the following benefits to having your own beetle kill pine greenhouse:
- It is a multi-purpose investment! Owning a beetle kill pine greenhouse means that you can do a variety of things like grow vegetables and plants from the seed, bulb plants, and much more year -round.
- One Stop Gardening! With a beetle kill pine greenhouse your growing and planting supplies will not be strewn all over the place from the garage to your yard. When you design your beetle kill pine greenhouse you can incorporate storage areas to keep your gardening tools and pots organized.
- No More Worrying About The Weather! In your own climate- controlled beetle kill pine greenhouse you never have to worry about the weather or change of season. Your plants will thrive in their specialized ecosystem protected with beetle kill pine. This also gives you the ability to grow plants that may not be specific to your surrounding habitat.
- Automatic Pest Control! You and your plants can exist stress free because there is no more worrying about pests inside your beetle kill pine greenhouse. Pests like caterpillars, locusts, spider mites, aphids, and other troublesome insects won’t be able to infest your plants.
Depending on where you live you will need to take some time to research what type of covering you want to use for your beetle kill pine greenhouse. This is determinant on the climate that you live in and the types of things you will be growing in your beetle kill pine greenhouse. These elements not only affect the type of covering that you will use but what type of heating and cooling systems your beetle kill pine greenhouse will need. The two most common types of material to cover a greenhouse are ones made of polyfilm or polycarbonate.
The only other important piece of your beetle kill greenhouse is lighting. To maximize natural light, you will want to position your greenhouse in an area where it will get at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. In Colorado, that is not too difficult since we have sunlight almost every day of the year. However, in other climates or if your yard does not have that much exposure you will need to fit your beetle kill greenhouse with LED grow lighting to make up for the shortage.
After you have figured the best combinations for you start planting away inside your beetle kill pine greenhouse!