Shade Nets

Shade Nets

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6' x 6' Shade Net
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Shade Netting Extends Salad Season into the Heat of Summer

  • Protects lettuce and other cool-weather crops in hot weather or warm climates
  • Also protects plants from birds
  • Choice of two lengths

Just one day of hot summer sun can affect the lush, sweet flavor of homegrown lettuce, making it bitter; a few days of hot sun will make lettuce bolt to seed, ruining it for the season. These UV-stabilized polyethylene shade nets cut summer sun by 50%, while allowing cool air to circulate freely. Use with hoops and clothespins, sold separately.

  • UV-stabilized polyethylene
  • 50% light transmission
  • Made in Canada

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Shade Nets
 
4.5

(based on 68 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (48)
  • Versatile (30)
  • Accurate instructions (18)
  • Attractive (12)
  • Hardy (11)

Cons

  • Small in size (6)
  • Unattractive (4)

Best Uses

  • Garden (50)
  • Outdoors (15)
  • Patio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (49), Getting started (10), Master gardener (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (65)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

a bit heavy for what I intended it for

By Scotty

from Marathon Florida

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Hardy

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Outdoors
  • Patio

Comments about Shade Nets:

Not the best selection for HIGH Wind area

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

Shade net

By JHR

from Nashville, TN

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Allowed Air Flow
  • Lightweight
  • Perfect Amount Of Shade
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Needs Clips For Pvc Pipe
  • Needs Clips For Pvc Pipes

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Comments about Shade Nets:

Had to order pvc clamps from another website to attach but works perfectly!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

Great shade net!

By Pam

from Tucson

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to store
  • Heavyweight Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Shade Nets:

    These are great shade nets. Easy to handle - both installation and removal. Very durable plus easy to store. Great product!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    excellent

    By xzs

    from Texas

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Shade Nets:

      we used shade screens over all of our new plants. We live in SW Texas and the sun is very unforgiving to plants. these shade screens save our garden!!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great shade for Japanese maple.

      By Garden Cat Lady

      from Rio Rancho, NM

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Shade Nets:

          Our intense sun in the NM high desert was too much for our newly planted Japanese maple. We used PVC pipe for poles and used this shade cloth and the tree is doing much better.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By Workshop Lady

          from Portland, Oregon

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about Shade Nets:

            In a boxed raised bed, I have sugar snap peas growing on a 6' trellis, with lettuce and spinach in front of that. All was growing fine until we had a warm week in May (above 80 degrees). The lettuce and spinach bolted and the peas stopped flowering. So I replanted new lettuce and spinach starts. I draped one 6'x6' shade cloth over the peas and another over plastic hoops to cover the lettuce and spinach and the bottom half of the peas. I clipped the two cloths together with clothes pins to keep them in place. It is now July 1 and the temperature has been 96-98 degrees every day for the past week! I am just amazed that everything is thriving....I'm harvesting peas everyday and the lettuce is growing nicely. No signs of heat stress at all. This shade cloth certainly does what it is supposed to do...it is saving my cool weather crops and extending the season in my garden. It's no problem watering through the cloth and it is lightweight enough to partially remove to easily harvest my vegies.

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            • Personal

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            great product

            By db

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Shade Nets:

                  I use these to cover salad greens through the Pennsylvania summers. They do a great job, and most importantly they are rugged enough for our downpour type thunderstorms that can really move around loose objects in the garden. That was my biggest concern and to date i've gone out after five big storms and there the netting is, just as it was the day i put it in.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is the greatest

                  By longago

                  from Maine

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Effective

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Container Garden

                    Comments about Shade Nets:

                    Last year our plants burned from the sun and were eaten by bugs. Now the plants are shaded with plenty of light. The solid covers are better for repelling bugs.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Why Is It Black???

                    By Tony

                    from Bradford, VT

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden

                        Comments about Shade Nets:

                        It is a net to shade tender crops, like lettuce. I do not understand why it is black, instead of white, since he black attracts more heat.

                        It is too soon in the season to say how well it does or does not work. It came with zero instructions, but not really needed, I suppose.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        It works!

                        By Annie Green Thumbs

                        from Atlantique, Fire Island

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Unattractive

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden

                        Comments about Shade Nets:

                        The shade net is used out at the Appalachian Mountain Club Fire Island Cabin to shade lettuce and other crops for the summer season. It works perfectly. We got one last year and another this year and harvest plenty. Kudos to the staff of Gardeners Supply. The island (and garden) were wrecked by Storm Sandy. I called with problem after problem and the staff spent hours with me and together we came up with solutions. The members say we have the best garden ever. Thanks so much.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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