Keep your garden, greenhouse or outdoor areas cool with shade fabric. Grow those tasty cool-weather greens longer, shade the kid's sandbox or even cover the pool. Our durable shade fabrics come cut to order and if needed, taped edges and grommets can be added for your convenience (special order, can take up to two weeks for finishing). Shade Fabrics are available from 30% to 80% reduced light transmittance. Use it to protect any plant where the available sunlight exceeds the plant's optimal conditions.
For lettuce, spinach and cole crops, use 47% in hot areas, 30% in northern or coastal climates.
Use 50-60% for shade-loving plants.
Shade cloth is also used over greenhouses in summer to reduce the need for expensive ventilation.
Maximum shade density (80%) is often used over patios and skylights to cool people as well as plants.