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Greenhouse Shade Cloth - 40% Black

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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? 

View our guide to choosing shade cloth here.

 

FEATURES

  • Black polyethylene, monofilament knitted fabric
  • 8 Year Warranty & 16 Year Life Expectancy
  • 40% Shade
  • 60% Light Transmittance
  • U.V. Treated
  • Mold & Mildew Resistant


BENEFITS OF USING SHADE CLOTH

Heat Reduction

The use of shade cloth in the greenhouse or out in the field can help to create a microclimate more ideally suited for plants to thrive.  In the greenhouse, shade cloth can reduce ambient temperature by 10 degrees or more.

Season Extension

Shade cloth will help to reduce soil temperatures so that you can continue growing greens & lettuce when normally it would be too warm. 

Light diffusion

Many plants benefit greatly from indirect light. The use of shade cloth will reduce plant damage created by too much direct sunlight.

Reduced Water Consumption/Energy Use

Lower ambient & soil temps means less water required to irrigate plants as well as less energy used to cool the greenhouse.

Pesticide Reduction

Excessive heat leads to plants that are stressed and more prone to attacks by pests. Heat reduction by the use of shade cloth, therefore creates healthier plants that are less likely to face insect pressure. 

Increased Product Quality & Better Yields

Shade cloth protects plants from damage such sun scald caused by direct sunlight.  Additionally, plants will experience increased bloom & fruit set when temperatures are moderated.

Plants the benefit from shade cloth

40% shade cloth is a great choice for vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers in areas with hot summers.  It is also useful for eggplants and melons to prevent sunscald during periods of intense radiation.  Additionally, you can use shade cloth to keep cool weather crops such as lettuce and greens from getting bitter and bolting.  

SHIPPING AND RETURNS

Free shipping on all our shade cloth.  We want to be as transparent with our prices as possible so we don't want to surprise you with high shipping costs at checkout.

Expedited Shipping is not available for shade cloth.  Because each order is custom cut we can not accept returns once the item has shipped.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Can the 40% shade cloth be cut without unraveling? Does it come with edging and grommets? What is the shipping time? Thank you.

    Yes it can be cut without unraveling and while it doesn't have grommets it is made with a reinforced edge.  Right now unfortunately we are in peak season and our cut lead time is 11 business days plus shipping (coming out of Ohio)

  • Are the measurements for the shade cloth in inches or feet?

    The measurements are in feet. 

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