We love greenhouses, and since we like to think of ourselves as environmentally friendly people, we think everyone who has the space in their backyard should have one. Not only are they easy to build, they make your backyard look great, and they can be a great complement to your house. There are quite a few different types of wood structures you can purchase to help adorn your backyard. Among the many options are gazebos, sheds, pergolas, and of course-greenhouses. A wooden greenhouse can come in a variety of styles and sizes, so you can always select the one most appropriate for your yard area. A basic wood frame unit made to house only plants can be as compact as four feet by four feet. Many of these compact styles are designed to be placed on a patio area where you will have easy access to the materials and plants inside. The Sunshine Garden model comes with a redwood frame and interior shelves as well.
The various frames used for greenhouses may have glass as the panel inserts, or they may use a form of plastic material such as polycarbonate. The plastic panels do not weigh as much as the solid glass ones and they are created to be non-breakable. Some lower cost garden sheds and houses may use a form of screen material instead of a solid panel. These self-contained plant houses will come with easy to open front doors and may include overhead panels you can raise.
When shopping for this type of item you will see products that connect to the outer wall of a house and those created to be stand-alone structures in a yard. Be sure if you’re picking a wooden product to match it well with your home. If you live in a log siding home, such as these, then use the same wood for your greenhouse or shed. The natural look of wood blends in with the yard’s surrounding landscape much better than a unit created from steel or plastic does. You can also find many of these greenhouses available in easy to assemble kits any homeowner can put together.
When you’re considering new backyard landscaping ideas, the wooden greenhouse is a very attractive option. These structures are built to last and provide a rustic look that many homeowners love.
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