Greenhouse Shade Cloth - 50% White

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WHITE GREENHOUSE SHADE CLOTH

Our greenhouse shade cloth is UV stabilized, rot and mildew resistant and has an 8 year warranty with 16 year life expectancy. Shade cloth is an important component to your greenhouse to keep your plants safe during the intense summer heat.

WHY DO I NEED SHADE CLOTH?

Shade cloths protect the plants with light diffusion and UV protection. They also help to keep your greenhouse cool, improve plant ventilation, reduce water usage, and help to prevent sunburn on plants.

WHAT PERCENTAGE SHADE CLOTH SHOULD I BE USING?

Need help determining which % shade cloth to get?

Choose shade density based on climate, plant's light needs, and heat sensitivities.

30% Northern Zones - Mixed Vegetables
50% Southern Zones & Tomatoes, Lettuce, Mixed Crops

 

FEATURES
  • White polyethylene, monofilament knitted fabric
  • 8 Year Warranty & 16 Year Life Expectancy
  • 50% Shade
  • 50% Light Transmittance
  • U.V. Treated
  • Mold & Mildew Resistant

BENEFITS OF USING SHADE CLOTH

HEAT REDUCTION

Through the reduction of greenhouse heat, shade cloth can help create microclimates during the hot summer months, resulting in a reduction of ambient heat by more than 10 degrees.

SEASON EXTENSION

Normally, during the heat of the summer, some crops such as lettuce don’t fare well, but shade cloth can help reduce temperatures and extend the growing season well into the summer months.

LIGHT DIFFUSION

The damages caused by too much direct sunlight on plants can be mitigated through the use of shade cloth.

REDUCED WATER CONSUMPTION/ENERGY USE

A reduction in temperatures results in a need to irrigate less frequently. In addition, with the use of shade cloth, less energy spent cooling greenhouses in other ways.

PESTICIDE REDUCTION

When some plants get too hot, they can become stressed and unhealthy, allowing for insects to do damage. The use of shade cloth allows plants that may have been susceptible to heat stress to grow healthy and strong, enabling the plant to ward off much of the insect pressure and subsequent pesticide use.

INCREASED PRODUCT QUALITY & BETTER YIELDS

When pants are strong, healthy, and are grown in optimal conditions, they produce better yields. Increases in blossom and fruit set are apparent when temperatures are moderated, making shade cloth an indispensable part of any grower’s tool kit.

PLANTS THAT BENEFIT FROM SHADE CLOTH

50% shade cloth is can be used to aid with growing a variety of flowers during the summer (orchids, camellias, azaleas, and African violets), and is also a perfect aid for peppers, lettuce, nursery stock and potted plants. Shade-loving plants can thrive during the summer months under this shade cloth. Some lettuces, spinach and other greens can be extended well into the summer using 50% shade cloth.