For the many of us who are blessed with green thumbs, greenhouse shade nets have become a staple in our gardening activities. With its various benefits to both plants and your Polyhouse’s environment, properly designing and constructing your greenhouses and nursery is always the first step to accomplish before you go on a whole different gardening level.
For newbie plantitos and plantitas, greenhouse shade nets are the basic and most important material when you frame and enclose your greenhouse or nursery. They filter sunlight from the outside, regulate airflow and moisture, and give your plants the most ideal climate to grow properly.
Let’s take a walkthrough on how to properly plan and design the right shade house with the use of quality shade nets from Philippine Ranging Nets.
Shade house frame
First of all, take into consideration what kind of plants you want to grow in your shade house and which climate condition they would most thrive in. A single-span shade house should be built in the east-west or north-south direction for balanced light dispersion.
For the frame, use 16 gauge mild steel materials that can withstand long-term use. Steel pipes with three inches of diameter can be utilized for your pillars, with about two inches for roofing frame support. Also, make sure you use quality greenhouse shade nets with the right mesh size for your hanging vertical pots or garden swings should you wish to maximize functionality and space. Steel pipes are prone to rust so apply the regular anti-rust treatment as much as possible or better yet, look for bamboo to use as your pillars instead, though they are not as durable as steel.
Greenhouse shade nets
Philippine Ranging Nets deliver quality greenhouse shade nets you can rely on for years and they come in a variety of mesh sizes and colors as well. Determine what climate condition you want to simulate for your shade house (50% green shade nets are the most common for non-demanding plant varieties in tropical climates). Firmly tie the ends of your nets wherever it’s appropriate so that they are tight and well-stretched then retain openings on two sides for better airflow. Create some gaps on the sidewalls for better circulation as well.
As for the color of your greenhouse shade nets, darker nets like black and green absorb the heat from the sun better while lighter-colored nets are perfect for flowering plants as they regulate proper ventilation. Philippine Ranging Nets offer greenhouse shade nets with 30% to 80% shade that are suitable for many plant varieties and protect them from both sunlight and other harsh weather conditions.
Design and function
Design your shade house in a way that your greenhouse shade nets can contribute to your plants’ growth and development no matter what the season. You can experiment with how you design your shade house depending on your budget as long as it does its purpose of allowing the required sunlight and moisture to enhance your yield and prevent withering due to excessive heat.
A few things you should consider is the distance between your shade house location and water supply, drainage, leveled ground area, and overall space. Build benches and shelvings with semi-gloss paint so you can hang your plant pots on your shade nets to protect them from molds. Add a storage area under the benches so you have easy access to your gardening tools too!
Ask more about how greenhouse shade nets can protect your plants from pests, wind, birds, and hot sunny days. Ensuring that your plants only have the best shade nets for an ideal and pleasing microenvironment is half the battle if you want to commit to long term and serious gardening.
Check out Philippine Range Nets and our line of greenhouse shade net products by sending us an email at [email protected] or by calling +63977 007 0228 for orders and more information!