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To construct or not to construct: That is the question!

Posted by admin on Feb 10, 2015 8:59:34 AM

Yes, we are channeling Shakespeare. There are many things to consider when you have decided to construct a new greenhouse. Whether it be your first or fifth structure, we have provided a four point checklist to consider before you begin.

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Topics: construction definitions, turn-key construction, building footprint, civil engineering, electrical design, turnkey, greenhouse erection, building codes, city codes, turnkey construction, turn-key, greenhouse construction, erecting a greenhouse, construction, site design

Check it out and Check it off: Greenhouse Spring Cleaning

Posted by admin on Feb 9, 2015 11:07:34 AM

Many cultures have used spring cleaning as a way to prepare their houses for their new year. My new favorite is the Chinese tradition of sweeping their floors and cleaning their homes to cleanse it of the bad luck and misfortunes that may have accumulated during the past year. Once the house is clean, there is a prohibition against sweeping for a few days after the New Year to prevent removing any good luck or fortune that came in with the turning of the year. Prohibiting cleaning? Count me in.

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Topics: greenhouse spring cleaning, spring cleaning, greenhouse maintenance, seasonal greenhouse maintenance

Easing the Pain of Greenhouse Storm Damage

Posted by admin on Feb 9, 2015 10:52:45 AM

There is never “good timing” storm damage, yet most growers will have to deal with it at some point. Turnaround time is instrumental in an industry that revolves around short growing periods and tight deadlines. So if you are in a scramble to get your greenhouses repaired or preparing for an unexpected storm, the list below will get you up and running much faster when the lightning (ice, wind or snow) strikes.

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Topics: replacing greenhouse parts, winter storm damage, greenhouse damage, greenhouse construction, greenhouse fixes, storm damage

Taking the Low Bid

Posted by admin on Feb 6, 2015 2:04:48 PM

There are many risks involved when bidding out your greenhouse project! Here is a list outlining some of those risks. It is from an article about roofing but is just as true regarding any project. Whether it be your home or your greenhouse, being well informed and comparing ALL bids is your greatest weapon.

The Top Reasons to Eliminate the Lowest Bidder from Your List
 
Choosing the lowest bidder can look like a smart, money saving move, but it rarely works out.
Every contractor is in business to make money and if you accept the lowest bid, you will either end up with quality issues or paying more than the original quote. Either way you end up losing.
Before you sign any proposal consider this information carefully.
 
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Topics: taking the low bid, improper installation, greenhouse bid process, greenhouse erection, greenhouse contractors, greenhouse construction, bidding risks, greenhouse specs, greenhouse bids

A Greenhouse Maintenance Article Worth Reading

Posted by admin on Jan 27, 2015 11:51:57 AM

There are many checklists and how-to’s written about greenhouse maintenance. More often than not they are generic and mundane. Most lists are geared towards someone having the ideal time of year to grab a check list and do a head to toe walk-through of the greenhouse. This may be wanted, it may even be possible but it usually ends up on the back burner. The approach for this “maintenance” article is to not only explain what needs maintenance at the greenhouse but also what parts and pieces are typically needed and in a format that is easy to reference when the time comes.

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Topics: greenhouse spring cleaning, spring cleaning, greenhouse checklist, greenhouse heating, replacing damaged parts, greenhouse maintenance, seasonal greenhouse maintenance, greenhouse shade

Are you planning a new greenhouse? This checklist is for you!

Posted by admin on Jan 27, 2015 11:50:43 AM

These are objectives to investigate and complete as you work towards getting your greenhouse up and running.

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Topics: greenhouse supplier, greenhouse funding, greenhouse financing, greenhouse business, greenhouse equipment, greenhouse growing, starting a greenhouse business, greenhouse land, greenhouse market, greenhouse expansion, commercial greenhouse, building time frames, building codes for greenhouse, building codes, greenhouse structure, greenhouse, greenhouse start up, greenhouse construction, new greenhouse, vegetable greenhouse, greenhouse building process, greenhouse project, educational greenhouse

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