Shade net was developed sunshade net over 30 years ago to provide protection for plants from the harsh climate. Agro Shade net is used in many different applications in the domestic, horticulture, commercial, industrial, sport, leisure, and agriculture industries.In summer, a shading net could be used to cover your shade house skeleton or greenhouse glazing, to cool it down for your plants. Hobbyists, growers, nurseries, gardeners, and farmers should protect their young plants from direct sunlight.
Ideal for plants when they are establishing and then gradually hardening off, shade cloth is also used to shield pets, livestock, and people from sun and wind.Shade cloth is usually made of high-density polyethylene, warp-knitted, and can be found in varying densities or degrees of shade from approximately 5% to 95%. All shade cloth is water permeable so that rainwater, sprinklers, and irrigation systems can keep your plants hydrated.As we can see from above, to protect your plants from extremely hot weather and make them grow healthily in hot summer, a knitted shade cloth is a better choice due to its life expectancy, functionalities, and easy installation.Shade cloth is woven or knitted in different densities.
We call the densities of Shade Cloth “Percentages”. The difference in percentage lets different amounts of sunlight to penetrate, which means that the percentage of shade cloth you choose, blocks out that percentage of the sun. Therefore, what you grow will help determine the percentage of shade cloth you need.As we all know, sunlight is so crucial to a plants’ growth, so choose the right density and as low a density as you can get away with.Usually a shade percentage in shade nets of 30-50% is ideal for vegetables, while 80-90% is ideal for sheltering people.
Most plants will do best with a maximum of 40% – 60% shade. However, when growing some shade loving plants such as orchids and some ferns, 75% or higher maybe needed to get correct light levels.One of the most important aspects of choosing the right density of knitted shade cloth is that it should be applicable to the area where we live. Therefore, there are more people choosing a higher percentage shade cloth in the hot areas. And in lesser hot areas people choosing a lesser percentage of green shade net.