Front Level Tractor Leveling Dirt Pad

Leveling, Drainage, Wind and More.

Now, the truth is that proper preparation of the growing space that you have is essential if you want to make sure that the season goes on without hitches. Below, we’ve laid out certain considerations that you might want to bear in mind when planning the site.

Site Examination

Right off the bat, you need to examine the site. You need a level space in order to be able to even install the greenhouse properly. Unlevel areas are capable of causing certain light leaks, preventing the motorized arms to gradually roll up the side poly. It is also advisable that you leave at least 5 to 10 foot of space around the greenhouse on the sides in order to allow you to maneuver freely around it.

Commercial Laser Level Tool
A level space is needed in order to be able to install a greenhouse properly.
Trench Dug Into DIrt
A lot of growers would often bury the pipe in a trench covered with drain rock which is about 2 feet deep in order to maximize the drainage.

Drainage

Furthermore, when you level your site, you shouldn’t forget the essence of drainage. If you have water in excess in your greenhouse, this could harm your plantation. Drainage should be focused towards water coming from the outside and from the inside. Keep in mind that you can position a perforated drainpipe which could serve as a barrier right around your structure with the apex of it pointing uphill towards the flow of water. A lot of growers would often bury the pipe in a trench covered with drain rock which is about 2 feet deep in order to maximize the drainage.

Positioning Considerations

For the interior drainage, however, you should position the pipe underground parallel to the sides of the greenhouse.

Of course, the aforementioned would only apply if you have positioned the greenhouse with the end-walls facing uphill and downhill. Now, the positioning of this could not be particularly optimal for all of the sites. However, keep into account that you need to remember the proper drainage as well as the positioning.

Blue Pipe Laid in Dirt Trench
Wind Blowing Single Tree to the Left
Your greenhouse should be placed in manner to allow the flow through one of the end wall and right out of the other.

Wind

Now, let’s talk about the wind. Some operations are going to have winds which are usually blowing from one consistent direction. The reason for this usually hides in the natural environment. These lucky ones can actually arrange their establishments to take advantage of the wind. Now, when you work with a rain cover greenhouse, all of the sides of the structure are going to be completely exposed.

Ideally, your greenhouse should be placed in manner to allow the flow through one of the end wall and right out of the other. You are going to achieve the optimal air circulation this way in a natural manner while the majority of growers would have to achieve this through ventilation equipment. Standard as well as light deprivation greenhouses would usually have their end walls to be enclosed or to be able to be rolled up to catch the breeze. These structures should lay out in a way so that the wind can blow through the open walls.

Now, you should be very careful, and you need to take all of these into proper account. Make sure to call our sales representatives if you have any issues with figuring out something about your greenhouse.