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!
Red raspberry patch as a result of 2 weeks without rain and with moderate watering
Red raspberry patch as a result of 2 weeks without rain
but constant watering and covering with shade cloth
Area in upper right was shaded with a 50% shade cloth
A steel fence post was used as a vertical support topped
with a piece of 2 inch PVC and round cap on PVC pipe
A plastic grommet can be attached to the ends and
sides of shade cloth and secured with a bungee cord
With the shade cloth about 6 feet off the ground watering is still possible with a fan spray
If the fan spray is applied on top of the shade cloth the water will go through the shade cloth
If a spray stream is used, the water stream will also go through the shade cloth
Shade cloth is very light and "floats" between plastic grommets
In this example, the air temperature was 100°F at noon; the ground temperature was 135.7°F
The temperature of the berry bushes on the outside of the shade cloth was 104.7°F
The temperature of the berry bushes under the shade cloth was 94.6°F