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Product Maintenance Guide- Greenhouses

Product Maintenance Guide: Greenhouses and Potting Sheds


Although our specialist in-house design and manufacturing teams ensure that all the greenhouses and potting sheds we sell are built to last, performing regular maintenance will help prolong their life and protect your investment.



The key areas to focus on when performing maintenance are:



For more detail on how you can perform the key maintenance to your greenhouse or potting shed outlined above, please read this comprehensive guide.


Annual cleaning


Regular cleaning of your greenhouse/potting shed can help protect it, especially if it’s wooden. Dirty windows can also affect the levels of sunlight your greenhouse is exposed to and therefore the conditions that your plants and vegetables need to grow. Here is what you need to know to perform vital cleaning maintenance;

When to clean


If you are growing periodic or successive crops, or growing seedlings in your potting shed, clean in the autumn or spring between periods of planting.








Pest control


In your greenhouse or potting shed, pests represent a destructive force against plants and vegetables. Thoroughly cleaning both offers the best foundations for pest control, however you will also need to consider the following;



Ventilation and humidity control in the summer


Greenhouses are extremely vulnerable to overheating from spring through to autumn. If you don’t protect your greenhouse from this heat, your plants may die in the dry atmosphere created. You will also need to control the humidity in both your greenhouse and potting shed to prevent the spread of humidity-related disease, such as mildew and botrytis.



Too much sun, especially midday sun, can damage your plants. There are a number of different options available to you for creating shade. They are as follows:



Ventilation and humidity control in the winter


Plants and seedlings will need to be kept in temperatures between 2-7°C in the winter, to ward off frost. However you will still need to keep humidity down through ventilation. Here is some advice for maintaining temperature control in your greenhouse/potting shed: 


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