Shading Your Garden With Garden Shade Netting
For many, the thought of shading their garden never even crosses their mind. We are taught from an early age that plants require sunlight to grow. Garden netting for shade protection tends to be a little counter-intuitive to this concept, but can ultimately increase your overall satisfaction with your garden.
The real strength of adding shade to your garden strategy is that you can implement a number of different techniques that would otherwise be impossible to do. During the heat of the summer, some plants simply will not grow. And while tomatoes and beans tend to thrive in the heat, plants such as lettuce and other greens have a difficult time with the hot weather.
A great way to extent the season of your winter and cold weather plants is by providing them with some garden shade netting to protect them from the sun. This will cool the air temperature around the plant and allow you to extend the season into the summer.
This concept also works in reverse. By shading your seedlings in the late summer, you can also allow yourself better chance of a successful fall crop. The shade helps protect your seeds from drying out and cracking before they have a chance to germinate and take root.
The netting used for shade can easily provide your garden with levels of diversity that you would have otherwise been improbable. Particularly in a desert garden, cooler weather plants will have a much better success ratio.
Next time you visit a nursery in a hotter climate, take note of the shade protection the nursery employs. Most will have netting spanning across the roof or trellis system. This allows the nursery to extend the life of their plants, trees, and vegetables, and allows them to maintain the quality that their customers demand from them.
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