Shade fabric is constructed of polyethylene or polyester, which is knitted or woven. Shade fabric is used to protect plants from sunburn and to keep them cooler by filtering sunlight. Temperatures can be easily reduced by up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (6 degrees Celsius) when shade fabric is used.
When the sun shines fully in the summer, its rays may significantly elevate temperatures. Plants can be harmed by these high temperatures, which can cause their leaves to dry out or their fruit to burn. Shade fabric can help protect plants from this harm.
A shade cloth serves to cool both the air and the surface of the fruit. Shade fabric, for example, keeps tomatoes cool when the weather becomes too hot for them to mature naturally.
Shade fabric allows plants to flourish, but they will receive less sunlight. In certain circumstances, utilizing shade cloth to offer your plants more sunshine during the early stages of growth may be preferable.
Greenhouse shade curtains are used to create the greenhouse effect, which ultimately helps plants to grow in a better environment. The most frequent shade cloth colors are white and black. Aluminum shade cloths in green, red, and reflective colors are also available.
White shade cloth keeps the heat out while allowing plants to develop more quickly than green or black shade cloth. This is because white cloth does not entirely filter all light wavelengths, but darker hues (green and black) do.
Rain or water from a hose/sprinkler can get through to your plants since shade cloth is water permeable. When you keep a shade cloth damp, it becomes more effective. So, watering your plants from behind the shade cloth would not be a terrible idea.