What is shade net?

 Shade cloth fabric is available in densities ranging from 50% to 90% to suit the unique needs of different types of plants, flowers and crops. Use of Shade Net in Plant Nursery or in Horticulture Shade net is a lightweight knitted polyethylene fabric that provides plants and people with protection from the sun.It can be used with greenhouses, hoop structures and in field applications. Additional uses include fences, windscreens and privacy barriers. Shade material is rot and mildew resistant, does not become brittle and is water permeable. It offers superior ventilation, improves light diffusion and keeps greenhouses cooler. As a result, shade cloth can help to lower energy costs by reducing the need to run fans as often in the warmer months. Installing shade net is quick and easy as is taking it down during the off-peak season.


Temperature Regulation: Shade nets provide shade and help regulate the temperature around plants. They reduce heat stress by lowering the temperature and preventing excessive evaporation, thereby creating a more favorable microclimate for plant growth.

Sunlight Control: Some plants, especially young seedlings or delicate ones, may require filtered sunlight rather than direct exposure. Shade nets can effectively reduce the intensity of sunlight, protecting plants from sunburn and allowing them to thrive without being scorched.

Protection from Pests and Birds: Shade nets act as a physical barrier, preventing pests and birds from damaging plants. Use of Shade Net in Plant Nursery or in Horticulture They can deter birds from feeding on fruits and protect delicate foliage from being eaten by insects.

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Water Conservation: By reducing direct sunlight and evaporation, shade nets help conserve water by maintaining soil moisture levels. This is particularly beneficial in arid or semi-arid regions where water is scarce.

Crop Management: Shade nets enable better crop management by creating controlled environments. They allow growers to manipulate light levels, which is crucial for certain crops that require specific light conditions for optimal growth and development.

Frost Protection: In colder climates, shade nets can be used to provide insulation and protect plants from frost damage. They trap some of the heat radiated from the ground, creating a warmer environment around the plants and minimizing the risk of frost injury.

UV Protection: Shade nets often have UV stabilizers that filter harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. This protection is beneficial for plants as well as for the shade net material itself, increasing its longevity.

Propagation and Nursery Operations: Shade nets are essential in nurseries for propagating plants from seeds or cuttings. They create a suitable environment for germination and seedling growth by moderating light, temperature, and humidity levels.

Aesthetics: Beyond their functional benefits, shade nets can enhance the aesthetic appeal of a garden or nursery. They come in various colors and designs, allowing growers to customize the look of their growing area while still providing the necessary shading.

Frequently Asked Questions

Shade nets offer several benefits, such as:

Providing shade and reducing temperature: They help to create a cooler and more comfortable environment by blocking a percentage of sunlight and reducing heat buildup.

Protecting against UV radiation: Shade nets can filter harmful UV rays, minimizing the risk of sunburn and other health issues caused by prolonged exposure.

Controlling light intensity: They allow for better control over light levels, which is beneficial for certain plants that require specific light conditions.

Reducing water evaporation: Shade nets can help prevent excessive evaporation of moisture from plants or surfaces, conserving water resources.

Protecting against wind and hail: In agricultural settings, shade nets can serve as a barrier against strong winds and hail, reducing crop damage.

Consult our mat specifications and planting tips pages for the best mats to use for specific crops.

Our meshes can be installed on any door or window, for example : wooden doors, iron doors, aluminium doors, sliding doors and UPVC doors.

The lifespan of anti-hail nets varies depending on factors such as material quality, UV exposure, and maintenance. Generally, high-quality nets can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years or more with proper care and maintenance.

Monofilament shade nets block a percentage of sunlight, reducing the intensity of sunlight and heat reaching the covered area. This helps in controlling temperature, humidity, and light levels, creating a more favorable environment for plants, animals, or humans.