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One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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Tips To Improve Your New Marijuana Grow Facility

by Mike Brewer

If you want to start earning money in one of the fastest growing markets, then a medical or recreational marijuana grow facility may be just what you are looking for. Marijuana grow facilities are for sale all over the United States, and if you want to invest some cash in your new facility, then there are some great cost effective areas to look into.

Find Good Lighting Solutions

Electricity is one of the greatest expenses in the marijuana grow business. Simply put, your plants will need a great deal of light to grow and produce as many buds as possible. In many situations, you will be looking at 1,000 watt lights for a small crop, and many of these lights will often be needed. These lights are expensive to buy and use a great deal of electricity. 

While your high intensity lighting is a necessity, you should also look at your supplemental lights. These lights are needed when the grow lights are off. In large facilities, they are also needed in addition to the grow lights to illuminate the facility properly. This is ideal for security needs and also basic vision ones. 

To save yourself on costs, purchase fluorescent lights. These lights are some of the most cost effective in terms of electricity usage. They are also relatively inexpensive to buy and provide your plants with some of the light that they need in the optimal spectrum. Fluorescent lights also produce very little heat, so they can be placed closer to plants than high intensity varieties.

Skip The Chemicals

If you want to produce large and flowering plants, then you obviously need to keep the pests away. However, since many people purchase and consume marijuana for medical purposes, many clients are looking for organic crops. Organic crops will fetch you more money, and you also do not need to spend a great deal of money on pesticides and other chemicals.

If you go organic, then implement some natural pest control methods. You should start with sterilized soil that is free of pests, eggs, and larvae. Also, plant marigolds, mint, basil, garlic, mint, and other plants around your marijuana ones to naturally repel insects. Make sure your grow house is as closed off as possible, and utilize diatomaceous earth as well as sprays made from chilies to kill bugs. 

If you are unsure if your pest control methods are working, try shining a UV light on the plants. This will help you to see fecal matter and urine from pests living among your plants. Talk to a company like Rocky Mountain High Building Co. to learn more about buying and setting up your growing facility.

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