Avoid storm damages
Avoid your greenhouse looking like this.
Photo: Grøn Kommunikation
It can be difficult for a greenhouse to survive a storm. Lars Lund from The Greenhouse Forum has collected a few tips on how to secure your greenhouse from storms in the best way possible.
- Make sure the door is closed completely. You can seal the door with vapour barrier tape or gaffer tape, so the wind can’t enter.
- Screw off the cylinder of the automatic window openers and close the window manually.
- Glue the glass to the profiles with silicone or special glue. (It makes it hard to move the greenhouse if you one day decide that)
- Check the struts and make sure they are where they should be.
- If you haven’t provided shelter with a hedge or bush, then buy a willow fence and put it up in a fitting distance around the greenhouse.
The best way possible to secure your greenhouse is to provide shelter around it. Hedges, where the wind can blow through, is the best solution and a better solution than a fence. The hedge should not be placed right up against the greenhouse. A 6.6 feet tall hedge can provide shelter in a 32.8 feet distance. A fence of willow or slats is an alternative. Storms often come from north-west or south-west, so the shelter should be all around the greenhouse.
Om Lars Lund
Danish horticulturist and journalist
Lars Lund has for many years engaged in the garden and greenhouse. Lars has published many books about greenhouses, and he has participated in many Danish horticultural TV shows. He is a walking garden encyclopaedia, and he has answers for most basic cultivation questions – also the more ambitious ones.
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