Is there any greenhouse maintenance to perform?
No, not really. The only greenhouse maintenance to perform, that most Solar Gem owners do from time to time, is to rinse the exterior with a garden hose to remove dust, dirt, or bird droppings, to keep it looking clean year-round. However, some of our tidiest owners like to go one step further. Once per year they will get out a bucket, fill it with warm water, and add some automotive wash & wax liquid to the water. Then, using a soft bristled brush, they wash it and rinse it off. That’s it! Some people have asked if it’s ok to use a “power washer” on the exterior to clean it. The answer is, NO. That’s completely unnecessary and can only serve to shorten the life of the rugged marine-grade gel coat that we generously cover the exterior with. We designed our greenhouses to need minimal care and to last a very long time. The greenhouse maintenance procedures described above are more than enough to keep your Solar Gem Greenhouse looking shiny new for many, many years to come.