Netting is More Than Support Netting for Beans, Also Consider Shade Net

Shade net to protect plants for better growth

When first mentioning the use of netting in a farm or garden environment, it is commonly thought of being used to train crops, like as support netting for beans. However, netting serves a large number of purposes in the agricultural world besides training and supporting plants to grow properly. One of the most important uses of netting is as a shade net to protect plants while they grow, thereby improving a planters overall crop yields, something that every grower wants, whether a large scale farmer or the hobby gardener. And most importantly, the cost of netting is very reasonable and flexible to be used to a number of different growing settings.

Netting, a Cost Effective Solution

As already mentioned, the cost of netting is very reasonable. And because it can be used in a variety of different growing settings, the same cost effective method can be used by a grower for multiple types of crops. This means a grower does not have to purchase multiple different types of supplies to ensure the success of their crops. Not to mention, when able to use an item in multiple locations, it can be purchased in greater quantities for a significantly greater cost savings. This makes it possible to use shade net in multiple locations throughout a garden and reap the benefits, while still keeping the costs lower than other solutions available. The team at Hortomallas is happy to discuss your specific needs and the most cost effective solution netting can offer you to meet all of your needs.

Shade net installed in a field
Shade mesh improves the performance of plants.

Additional Cost Savings

Shade net also provides growers an additional cost savings that they have probably not considered in the past. One of these cost savings is the reduction of pests that are able to gain access to the plants while they are growing. With less pests, there is less damage to the plant, which means an ability for the plant to produce a higher yield and with better fruit. It also means there is less of a need for growers to then spray expensive chemicals on plants as frequently, for more cost savings over the course of the growing season. Another cost savings is that netting provides additional shade to the plant, which reduces the amount of moisture the soil and plant uses. This reduces the frequency to irrigate the crops, which provides additional savings in both resources and time. All of which also provide an equivalent or higher crop yield.

Shade cloth placed on the crops
Shade net helps reduce pests, and reduces the risk.

Use a Shade Net to Create a Shade House for Your Garden

Shade net is also able to be used to create a structure to provide shade for crops. The benefits of the use of a shade house can be very similar to those of a grower using a greenhouse to grow plants. However, there is an added benefit of using netting, in that they can be a temporary structure and not require a permanent outdoor building to be placed on the grounds. This also means it can be easily relocated to another location on the grounds in the future, or even taken down during the off season and resurrected the next season inexpensively. However, the use of netting to create a house would allow more circulation of air than a traditional greenhouse, so it would also need to be considered when being used to grow plants. To discuss the specific benefits of a shade structure for the type of growing you do, a representative from Hortomallas is more than happy to speak with you.

Shade Net
The benefits of shade mesh resemble a greenhouse blanket.

Easy to Install Netting

The use of netting to provide shade for crops is easy to install. There are a number of different options to for installing it that can easily be catered to meet your specific needs. With the use of a seam to reinforce it, it is possible to secure the netting to existing structures to provide shade. Some structures may include fencing or even buildings to create an awning. Or temporary posts can be set up to attack the netting to in order to create shade in areas where it is not reasonable to place a permanent structure. No matter which is used to install the netting, it is able to be done quickly, and also able to be taken down easily when it is no longer in use or needs to be relocated to a different location entirely. Even though it is easy to install, the use of netting is also durable, and in many environments is able to withstand changes in temperature and seasons, making it possible to remain in place for more than one growing season.

Shade house protecting the crops
The advantage of shadow networks is that they are easy to install.

Not Just for Growing

The use of a net to provide shade is also a viable option for a number of different settings other than for growing plants. It can be used for recreational purposes at the local park for shade while sitting on the bench at the ballgame. Ot it can be placed over the family swimming pool to give protection from UV rays while enjoying the summer weather. Or place it over a patio area to provide shade during a family barbeque and while socializing with friends. All of these are potential issues that a cost effective option like netting is able to resolve with minimal effort to install.


Netting is used in a wide variety of different settings for growing crops. With that being said, the use of shade net specifically, there are also a number of different uses that can improve a growers overall growing experience and improve their crop yields. However, it is also able to be used in settings outside of planting, making it one of the most flexible and cost effective forms of netting options available. At Hortomallas, we are happy to discuss your various needs, and how netting can provide a solution to a number of different problems you may have.

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