Greenhouse stories ….
How’s your horticulture future dreams and plans going for ya?…
have you read this…
WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced 19 grants totaling $36.5 million for research and extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops including flori-culture. The grants are funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Specialty Crop Research Initiative, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
From the start of 2014, locally and afar, greenhouses have spurred interest and action for added value, glazed additions, greenhouse structures, sunrooms, patio enclosures and of course other types of outdoor home improvements.
The demand for greenhouses and or back yard home improvements, has taken off dramatically in the last 4 years, and if the economy continues to rebound and steadily grow, this trend is most likely going to continue….!
It takes time to plan and it takes time to get a greenhouse structure built, and it takes time to find and trust someone who can build a quality and long lasting greenhouse structure. Good luck…! and of course you can always call me…at Greenhouses Del Sol Inc
So with that in mind its no wonder I have been just too busy to get all of this down on paper. This is actually my first written post in a number of years and now its time to clue you in, and actually update, as to what all has been happening in the world of greenhouse building in our local Colorado.
Other Greenhouse project updates…
I don’t just do greenhouses, I get involved in all types of outdoor projects …. but for the sake of time and long winded reading, lets start with some real nice jobs we did in the last 36 months…. We always get calls for repairing and recovering and or building from scratch, inflated poly film, steel framed greenhouses. These types of greenhouses are usually very big ranging from 30 – 40 ft wide x 100 ft long and sometimes larger.
As a rule, its not what you know, its knowing what to do first… “work smart not hard” these types of builds require skill, experience, manpower ( many hands ) and know how…so beware when someone tells you they can build or re-cover a greenhouse canopy in a couple of days? That does not really happen.
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Its good to be a licensed / insured and skilled contractor as well as having many good references. This gives a customer confidence and assurance that whatever the project is, they are in good hands…
Its also good to be proficient and skilled in a variety of home improvement tasks… if your wondering what all I have done in the past, please visit my Home Improvements website….
One job at a time… its almost impossible to guarantee quality and efficiency by taking on more than one can handle, so if your in a crunch to get things done quickly, always plan ahead….
Lately we just finished a Denver roof top / deck greenhouse… just in time for Christmas 2017 – 2018, it was a small ( 15 x 6 ) but sweet greenhouse project… the difficult part was arranging for a crane to lift the greenhouse from the street to the third level deck. Once that was done we proceeded to uncrate and organize the greenhouse for assembly… Sounds like day long project but in reality it took a couple days to get organized and to get started. The project took approximately 2-3 weeks to get 100% completed, and the final result was a successful and well constructed greenhouse. We couldn’t of asked for better weather. However, good weather during the December time frame doesn’t always happen, but sometimes we do get lucky.
Roof top greenhouses are becoming popular and are very space saving concepts… everything is right there, water, electric, and especially sunshine
Do you have a roof top idea you would like to explore….