Shade Cloth Benefits

Versatile shade cloth is a proven method of cooling plants and animals and provides better ventilation and water permeability than woven materials.

It's available in a wide selection of sizes, colors and shade percentages to meet your application.

View the photos below to see a real life example of how shade cloth can benefit you!


Shade Cloth Benefit
Shade Cloth Benefit #1

1. Red raspberry patch as a result of 2 weeks without rain and with moderate watering

Shade Cloth Benefit #2

2. Red raspberry patch as a result of 2 weeks without rain but constant watering and covering with shade cloth

Shade Cloth Benefit #3

3. Area in upper right was shaded with a 50% shade cloth

How It Was Installed
How It Was Installed #4

4. A steel fence post was used as a vertical support topped with a piece of 2 inch PVC and round cap on PVC pipe

How It Was Installed #5

5. A plastic grommet can be attached to the ends and sides of shade cloth and secured with a bungee cord

How It Was Installed #6

6. Shade cloth is very light and "floats" between plastic grommets

Watering
Watering #7

7. With the shade cloth about 6 feet off the ground watering is still possible with a fan spray

Watering #8

8. If the fan spray is applied on top of the shade cloth the water will go through the shade cloth

Watering #9

9. If a spray stream is used, the water stream will also go through the shade cloth

Temperature
Temperature #10

10. In this example, the air temperature was 100°F at noon; the ground temperature was 135.7°F

Temperature #11

11. The temperature of the berry bushes on the outside of the shade cloth was 104.7°F

Temperature #12

12. The temperature of the berry bushes under the shade cloth was 94.6°F