Every type of construction has its peculiarities and features. Thus, it is only natural that the modern greenhouse has its own set of dynamics when it comes to building one and someone wanting to build one for the most effect would do well to pay heed to them. Discussed in brief are some of the more plain characteristics of the modern greenhouse thus; they elaborated some points on how it affects the kind of plants that is aimed at being grown there.
The Lean Against Type of Construction
This is so a common feature to find in the construction of greenhouses that it needs a particular mention here. When choosing a side of a house to fit in a lean against glasshouse, it is desired to use the side that has the most sunlight falling on it. This takes advantage of the sunlight and its availability to the best possible extent and would ensure a most economical cost to maintain the garden inside.
A lean against construction is also resorted to when there is a space constraint which makes any available space important. This sort of construction is friendly to the building structure as a side of the building is kept protected from the elements at any point of time.
The Construction of the Floor of the Greenhouse
Typically there are two ways to handle the floor or a greenhouse. The first option is to leave it as soil and not to do anything fancy with the lining as such. This makes it convenient to plant on the ground in the enclosure itself than to try out any elaborate mechanism in place of the soil. It must be noted that most plants need soil to embed themselves and this method is a good and cost effective way to plant vegetation.
The other alternative is to have the floor covered with concrete. In such cases, the method is to use pots and containers to have the plants grow in the soil within. There are a number of situations when this approach becomes indispensable, more so if the greenhouse is located on an uneven plain or even on a rocky outgrowth.
It would be more local factors and a personal preference that gets to decide as to the method to be used in each case. Here the role of personal preference does play an important role and the nature of vegetation being grown is also a factor.
Extra Heating Provisions
Most greenhouses make do with the most natural of heating sources as possible. If the situation so demands; the use of external heaters are resorted to and never without a sufficient reason. Most designers do try and make the best use of the natural resources as best as possible and to resort to an external element only when absolutely necessary.
There are times when some conditions local to the area do make it necessary to provide for certain conditions but never as a rule. The beauty of the greenhouse lies in its affordability more than anything else.