The beauty of owning a greenhouse is that it allows you to tend to your plants year-round. But for it to thrive, it’s important to maintain the space properly. From cleaning the custom windows to assessing the space for damage, here’s how to make sure it stays in top condition throughout the year.
How to Care for Your Greenhouse
1. Clean the Exterior
Your plants require ample sunlight to grow. If the custom windows are shrouded in dirt and debris, though, light exposure will be limited at best. Take the time to clean the exterior with a garden hose or a pressure washer at the gentlest setting. Apply it to all areas, starting at the top of the glass and working your way down. It’s best to do this on a slightly cool, windy day so the water dries faster.
2. Deep Clean Inside
Just as important is performing a thorough deep clean inside the greenhouse. You can use a garden hose to rinse the custom windows, but it’s a good idea to go over any particularly dirty spots with a wet rag and glass cleaner to achieve a deeper shine. Inspect the window frames for dirt or cobwebs, too, and use your hose to push any lingering debris away. Follow up with a disinfectant to prevent mold, mildew, and other contaminants, like parasites, from infiltrating the space and disturbing your plants. Rinse the entire space thoroughly with water before you bring the plants back inside.
3. Check for Problems
Now is also a good time to assess the condition of the glass installation and windows. Look closely for gaps, cracks, or any other visual disturbances that could pose a threat to your plants. Cold weather can take its toll on them, and you don’t want to deal with elements like wind and rain causing destruction inside the greenhouse.
Are you seeking a reliable glass installation provider for your greenhouse? Turn to the professionals at Monsey Glass in Spring Valley, NY. Serving New York City as well as Rockland, Northern Bergen, Orange, and Westchester counties for over five decades, they provide a wide range of products, including custom windows and glass for all types of residential and commercial projects. They’ll work closely with you to make sure your greenhouse is in great condition, whether you need a glass replacement or want to install an entirely new surround. Visit them online for information, or call them at (845) 352-2200. And if you’ve worked with Monsey Glass before, make sure to leave a review on Facebook.