Greenhouses are a part of most of the agricultural systems all over the world. However, most greenhouse owners are not that keen in cleaning the windows citing the dirt from inside and outside the structures. Plants depend on sunlight to get its daily dose of food through the process of photosynthesis as well as keep to those pesky pests from taking refuge in the plants. If you do not clean the windows of your greenhouse, you are bound to block the rays from reaching your plant over time. Cleaning the window is very important if you want those plants to maintain the health and growth that they should have.
How regularly should you clean?
You should not try to clean the greenhouse when there are plants inside. Cleaning the windows should be done as soon as you have harvested, which is usually closer to the winter season. This is to encourage the little sunlight available during the winter to seep in when you decide to plant over the winter.
The best time to clean
With a clean greenhouse devoid of plants, you should clean on a cloudy day that is not windy. Like all windows, greenhouse windows are vulnerable to scratches s make sure that you do not scrub or use tools that can cause scratches. With time there will be the growth of algae and moss so those are the first culprits you should deal with. After that then let the cleaning begin. Use water to clean the surfaces, but if not possible it is advisable to use an environmentally friendly washing solution to avoid poisoning the plants or soil. Use of protective covers on the plants when you use soapy water can be applied.
What to use when cleaning
Though this is a greenhouse, the cleaning agents are almost the same as of regular house windows.
• Liquid detergent
• Lint free towel
Use a bucket to mix in the water and liquid detergent. Use the sponge to clean of the dirt then follow it with a squeegee. You can opt for a hose pipe if you do not have a bucket nearby. The use of ladders poses a risk of falling off so be very careful when you place it on the ground. Make sure it is a stable place. Protective wear is also important as you may have to deal with broken glasses so buy gloves, overalls, and goggles.