Installing a greenhouse for your home, garden or agricultural needs can be a major boon for your planting season as well as increase the amount of time you have to spend gardening. Greenhouses are especially useful for gardeners who have mobility limitations. Placing a greenhouse on your property is simple, but there are a few important steps that need to be taken before you can begin working on your greenhouse.
Get a building permit before starting any work on a permanent greenhouse. Miniature and indoor greenhouses do not require permits, but outdoor greenhouses that are anchored to the ground need a permit from your local building department.
Select a site for your greenhouse. It may be helpful to have a contractor, architect or builder hired at this point so that the best site for your greenhouse can be chosen. Level the ground if necessary.
Pick a site for your greenhouse that receives four to six hours of direct sunlight every day and has available electricity for heaters and lights.
Choose a design and size for your greenhouse. Greenhouse kits are available, which come with blueprints and greenhouse plans.
Hire a builder or contractor to dig a hole for the foundation and put up the structure and panes of your greenhouse. Or use a greenhouse kit to build your own, following the directions on the kit.