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 slideshow below to see a real life example of how shade cloth can benefit you!

Shaded Environment for Plants
Red Raspberry Patch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Enjoy!