Are you contemplating a move and wondering if your beloved Planta greenhouse can come along for the ride?
The answer is a resounding YES.
Whether relocating to a new home or simply redesigning your garden space, moving your Planta greenhouse is possible and manageable with the right approach.
In this guide, we’ll explain how to seamlessly transition your greenhouse to a new location, ensuring your plants continue flourishing in their new environment. Let’s explore how this can be done.
Which Planta Greenhouses Can Be Moved Without Disassembly?
Planta greenhouses are designed to be versatile, and a few models can be relocated without disassembly. Here's a quick overview:
- Sungrow Compact: 203 lbs (10 ft × 6.5 ft × 8 ft)
- Sungrow Urban: 302 lbs (10 ft × 13 ft × 8 ft)
Sigma Urban: 198 lbs (10 ft × 13 ft × 7 ft)
Our larger models (20 ft and up) will be more challenging to lift, move, and transport in one piece. While it still is possible, we recommend partially disassembling these models into smaller pieces of 4-6 panels long for easier and safer transportation.
Preparation for Moving the Greenhouse
A successful relocation of your Planta greenhouse starts with thorough preparation. Here’s what you need to do:
- Empty the Greenhouse: Remove all plants, tools, and fixtures. This makes the greenhouse lighter and protects your plants and equipment from damage during the move.
- Inspect for Loose Parts: Check for any loose components or damages that need addressing. This ensures the greenhouse remains intact throughout the process.
- Prepare the New Site: Before moving, ensure the new location is ready. The ground should be level and prepared to support your greenhouse.
Lifting and Transporting the Greenhouse
Efficiently moving your Planta greenhouse hinges on proper planning and team coordination:
- Team Organization: We suggest having 4-6 people to help lift, carry, or partially disassemble your greenhouse, depending on the size.
- Transportation Tips: Use a flatbed trailer for best results. Greenhouses with wooden bases are easier to move, as the base can be transported with the structure. For those lacking a wooden base, consider a temporary base or removable braces to enhance transport safety and efficiency.
- Securing the Structure: Properly balancing and fastening the greenhouse on the trailer is critical to avoid shifts or damage during transit. Focus on correct loading and unloading methods to maintain the greenhouse's integrity.
Establishing Your Greenhouse at Its New Location
Once your Planta greenhouse reaches its new home, the following steps are critical in making sure your greenhouse is well-positioned and ready for use in its new environment:
- Careful Lowering: Carefully lower the greenhouse onto its new base. It’s essential to ensure that it is perfectly level and stable to guarantee its proper function and longevity.
- Secure the Greenhouse: Depending on your setup, this may require securing the greenhouse to an existing frame or anchoring it firmly into the ground for added stability and security.
Post-Move Adjustments for Your Greenhouse
You've successfully moved your Planta greenhouse! Now, let's add the finishing touches to make it feel right at home:
- Inspect and Adjust: First up, give your greenhouse a thorough inspection. Check the doors and roof vents to ensure they open and close smoothly, and look out for any damages from the move. Addressing these issues promptly is essential to avoid future problems.
- Reestablish Internal Systems: It's time to reinstall systems like irrigation, heating, or cooling that were in use before the move. This is also an excellent opportunity to rearrange your plants, using the new environment to optimize the layout for the best growing conditions.
Ready to Relocate Your Greenhouse?
Relocating your Planta greenhouse can be a straightforward task. With a bit of planning and some elbow grease, you can smoothly transition your green sanctuary to its new home.
Whether you're chasing better weather or just changing up your garden layout, your greenhouse is ready to adapt and flourish.
Have questions or are curious to learn more? Dive into our resource library or reach out to our greenhouse experts. We're here to support your gardening journey every step of the way.
Why Planta Greenhouses?
- Wind resistant up to 65 mph (learn more about how our greenhouses hold up in high-altitude climates).
- Withstands a snow load of up to 98 psf (480kg/square meter).
- Made with a heavy-duty galvanized steel frame.
- Polycarbonate panels provide 100% protection against UV rays.
- The bell-shaped Sungrow greenhouse allows the wind, snow, and hail to slide off the sides.
- Extendable (Sungrow, Sigma, and Farmer models can be extended beyond 100ft)
- Made in Europe and exclusively imported