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Q.shade cloth instructions

Zone Columbus New Mexico northern Chihuahuan desert. | Columbus added on October 4, 2015 | Answered

Do you have instructions on attaching shade cloth on the inside of a greenhouse? I have just had a 12′ x 25′ greenhouse built from a kit. I want to install shade cloth but we live in an area that gets very windy, especially in the spring–they can be sustained winds of 45 mph or higher. I think installing the shade cloth inside makes sense. I have seen references to doing it but no good step by step instructions– do you have any like the very good) article on installing it externally? Thank you! Dorian

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Answered on October 5, 2015

There are many different ways to shade a greenhouse. Attaching the shading will depend greatly on the material and construction of the greenhouse itself.
If the walls are plastic you can use adhesives to attach some type of hook system to the walls. You may have to do some exploring at a home improvement or hardware store.

Many greenhouses bought from kits will have methods to attach shade cloth.

I personally drape landscape burlap over the inside rafters of my greenhouse. This filters the sunlight just enough in the early summer sunshine.

If you have a wood structure you can attach hooks to loop the shade cloth through.
Remember that that shade cloth will only be needed when the sun is so strong as to burn the plants.


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