When you are not using the greenhouse its best to keep it locked, especially if there are young children at home. Gardening tools, pesticides, and other dangerous items are often stored in a greenhouse so keeping the door locked will ensure these items are out of harm’s way.
Greenhouses are designed to create the ideal environment for plants to grow by retaining heat and light, however, a greenhouse also needs good ventilation to prevent air from becoming too humid and stagnant. A lack of ventilation could make the greenhouse too hot which may kill plants, it will also create a breeding ground for fungi.
During colder months extra heat is often needed in a greenhouse by way of an electric heater. To ensure this does not become a fire hazard only use a heater that is intended for greenhouses and, if you are using other electrical appliances in there, be sure they are suitable for outdoor use and keep them unplugged when you are not using them.
You may notice a leak developing in your greenhouse from time to time. If this happens, try to fix it immediately, otherwise, too much moisture will accumulate, and mold or other hazardous pathogens could begin to grow. Excessive moisture will also encourage insects.
We hope these simple greenhouse maintenance tips will help to keep your greenhouse a safe space as well as an ideal environment for plant life.