Learn about greenhouses, ponds, farming, agriculture, & more.
Waiting until winter actually arrives in your area makes it a lot harder to accomplish all the chores of winterization.
After spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on beautiful koi, carp, and goldfish, you don’t want to risk losing them all to one cold night.
Ponds are wonderful additions to the landscape any time of the year, but they do need special attention in preparation for winter.
The light deprivation greenhouse begins with a large cover over the arch of the structure to block out the majority of the light.
Most greenhouse growers, that are interested in expanding into light deprivation, already have at least one existing structure to convert.
Even a small hoop house, designed to just cover the tops of the plants, is a challenge to cover and uncover on a daily basis.
Regardless of whether you need to cover an entire purpose-built structure or just a small enclosure inside a greenhouse, you’ll need a light deprivation cover you can trust.
While light deprivation is a general technique, widely used in horticulture, there’s more than one way to actually apply it in the greenhouse.
After deciding that light deprivation is necessary for a specific type of greenhouse production, it’s necessary to choose between temporary and full-time light blocking.
Some popular greenhouse crops have a long history of proven light deprivation treatment, while others are completely unknown.
If you’re spending a lot of money on premium greenhouse glazing in order to maximize light transmission or minimize heat gain, you’re likely wondering why you’d spend more just to cover it up.
All plants respond to light, but some of them respond a little differently than others.
It is very likely that you will need a permit, and sometimes several, to install a pond.
Traditionally, many people attempted to use packed clay as a means of keeping water from leaking into or out of a pond.
Construction ponds are ideal for water storage, such as in agriculture or construction sites where regulations aim to control air particulates.
Constructions ponds have usage beyond construction projects. The use of these ponds helps construction companies and many other industries achieve their objectives.
Construction ponds hold large quantities of liquid, generally water, in locations where water is not available or the cost to haul water is high.
Calculating the cost of a pond goes beyond looking at only the design and installation costs.
Maintenance is an important aspect of pond ownership. When done properly, it increases your enjoyment and the longevity of your pond.
A pond is an investment that should last a lifetime, and with the proper planning, design, and installation, it can be made to do so.
Once installed, how long will your pond last? That’s an important question.
With careful construction techniques and the right choice in liners, you will create a worry-free pond that won’t develop leaks for decades.
It’s easy to look at a preformed pond and believe it to be sturdy enough to do the job.
Preformed pond liners are often touted as the “answer” to many pond installation dilemmas and as an easy and affordable way to build a pond; however, their marketing claims often fall short.
While it’s true that all produced water ponds on wineries need some kind of impermeable liner, the same can’t be said for covers.