greenhouse glass types for installation of new glass building

Ideas for New Greenhouse Glass Installation in Arizona

Is Glass Good for Building a Greenhouse?

Glass is a great choice for building a greenhouse. There are many different types of glass to choose from when it comes to building a new greenhouse or building or replacing some areas that need it. Some glass is better for walls and doors while some can be very dangerous if used in the wrong spot.

Best type of glass to use in installing a greenhouse

For specific questions regarding glass replacement and installation call a local glass company. For readers in the Phoenix area you might try Valleywide Glass LLC. You can view the Valleywide Glass LLC website here.

Annealed Glass Uses

Regular glass, also called annealed glass is a heat treated glass that is common in all forms of construction. This type of glass is weaker than tempered or laminated glass and when it breaks the shards can be big and sharp and anyone who is walking through or bumping into it can be in danger of getting a big cut.

Tempered Safety glass

Tempered glass is also heat treated and is 4  times stronger than regular annealed glass. Tempered glass is found in doors, glass roofs and glass walls that are close to the ground. This type of glass is good because when it breaks it smashes into tiny shards that are less harmful to people. One con about tempered glass is it can’t be cut to size on site. For this reason you will have to get all of the measurements and design of the greenhouse before and have the tempered glass pieces cut first before they go through the tempering process.

Laminated glass

Laminated glass is also a safety glass. It’s 2 thin sheets of annealed glass sealed together. When it breaks it stays stuck to the internal film and stays in place. The glass will break but it is very sturdy and will stay in place of the frame. This type of glass is used in car windshields and many commercial applications where security and safety are a concern.

Using Double Pane Glass in Greenhouses

Double pane glass is going to be more energy efficient but the cost will also be much higher. Before getting any glass to put in your greenhouse do a little more research into types of glass and the best place to put them into your new greenhouse designs. Glass companies can help with all types of home improvement that regard glass.

5 Essential Plant Watering Secrets of the Green-Fingered

The primary sources of life for plants are water, the sun, and air. While sunlight and carbon dioxide are readily available to plants; water, on the other hand, requires human intervention most of the time.

Here is a list of tips that not only work well on most greenery but will also save time and lower your bill.

Slowly, Deeply

A rule of thumb is to let water reach the roots for better absorption. Some plants have the ability to do this with their leaves while the rest with their roots. To get the best from water consumption, do it slowly directing the flow into the soil and roots rather than wasting a shower on the leaves.

Early Morning Ritual

Almost every book about plants will suggest watering in the morning. Some, though, will mention doing it late in the afternoon. It’s because there is not much heat in the atmosphere in the morning that allows water to evaporate.

Makes you wonder why can’t we just water in the evenings then? Soil tends to absorb surrounding temperatures. So as the night falls, the earth is warmer inside resulting in evaporation.

Soil Check

Bend down and check if the surrounding soil is starting to crisp and dry. If it is, water slowly until the roots. Moist and damp surrounding soil conditions are the most ideal.

Another great technique is lifting the pot to check for heaviness as moisture gets trapped inside. Lighter weight means it’s time to give the soil a shower.

Watch Out for Discolored and Falling Leaves

Leaves that are turning yellow and brown, if the season is not nearing, should be warning signals that the plant needs watering. However make sure to put your phone away when you work. Talking on the phone will ensure that you make a mistake and also if you drop your phone or break it then you will have to repair it or buy a new one! Ok, back to business.

Amount of Water

Old, large trees need the least amount of watering as their roots have seethed broadly and deeply into the earth. Younger trees, on the other hand, should be watered 10 to 15 gallons 2 or 3 times in a week. Smaller plants require moist soil almost on average. Remember to avoid drowning and leave an hour interval to check if the water is absorbed.