Learn how to build a greenhouse and save a ton of money. There are no special skills needed. Basic knowledge is all that is required to build your own greenhouse. Once you have chosen a location, style, and size you need to choose a cost effective structure and location. If money is not an option then you can use any of the materials below to build your backyard greenhouse. However if cost is getting in the way of building your own greenhouse it does not have to.
The structure of your backyard greenhouse can be made from any of the following:
- Galvanized iron
- PVC pipe
Galvanized iron and aluminum are your more expensive options. For a business these are better options than wood or PVC.
Wood and PVC pipe are much cheaper options. They are also easier to work with. For the avid home gardener or hobby gardener these should suit your needs just fine.
When deciding on your frame structure you also have to keep in mind what you are going to enclose your frame with. You can choose to cover your backyard greenhouse in any of these options:
- Polycarbonates (Plastic sheets)
- Fiberglass reinforced panels
- Polyethylene Film
Glass, polycarbonates, and, plexiglass are the more expensive options. Glass is also heavy so you need to go with a better frame structure to support the weight of the glass.
Fiberglass reinforced panels and polyethylene film are much cheaper options. Both can be used as enclosures for wood or PVC.
As you can see you do not have to have a lot of money. Enjoy gardening all year round when you build your own backyard greenhouse.
Helpful Greenhouse Links:
How To Build A Greenhouse – Let the backyard greenhouse plans show you how to build a greenhouse.
Lean To Greenhouse – The lean to greenhouse is build onto an existing structure such as your house, garage, or even a shed.
Build A Backyard Greenhouse – Have you decided to build a backyard greenhouse but don’t know type of backyard greenhouse you want to build. You need to consider the size of your yard and how many plants you are going to grow.