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Best Type of Greenhouse Netting: The Ultimate Guide 2024

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This is an ultimate guide to greenhouse netting. Learn how to choose the best type of greenhouse netting from this in-depth post.
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It is such a pleasant experience to see your plants and flowers growing in the spring season. The temperature and environment are comfortable and friendly for plant growth. But as soon as summer arrives, the weather starts to rise, and you water your plants more to ensure proper growth. But have you ever think about saving your plants from the sun through sunscreen? The greenhouse netting works as a sunscreen for your orchid. It provides shelter, covers, saves water and energy by ensuring adequate and healthier fruits.

The important thing is you need to know about the greenhouse netting material and types. Choosing the right type is essential for plants’ protection from sunburn and other damages caused by high temperature and the sun’s heat.

Let’s look at the greenhouse netting material first and then move towards the right types.

Greenhouse netting material

Greenhouse netting material is usually made up of high-density polypropylene and is available in different densities and degrees that define shade. Typically this netting shade degree ranges from 5% to 95%. All the greenhouse nettings are water permissible, allowing proper water and wind to pass to the plants so they stay hydrated. Mesh design ensures maximum ventilation and appropriate wind to the plants. Moreover, the recyclable material of the netting makes it an environmentally friendly product to use.

Polypropylene Resin
Polypropylene Resin

Types of netting

Greenhouse netting has two types, knitted and woven.

Let’s compare the two types to understand them better.

Knitted vs. woven

Knitted greenhouse nettingWoven greenhouse netting
Made up of high-density polypropyleneMade of 100% polypropylene 
Suitable for different applications, including Shade houses Greenhouses Hot houses,Windscreens Privacy screens Solar protection for plantsSuitable for different applications, including Pet Shelters Shading for yards
Lockstitch open designs make it wind resistant and reduce the heat build-up by proper ventilation of air Allows heat build-up than due to loosening ends as compared to knitted netting
  Installation is easy and manageable Installation requires technical assistance
 UV stabilized to protect the fields from sun damage UV resistances make it stand firm on the hot sunny days
Taping the edges is not required or necessary: resists teras and unraveling Tapping edges is necessary to resist unraveling and will unravel again if made a cut
 Safer from horticultural chemicals and different detergents Horticultural chemicals and detergent resistance
 Have a longer life expectancy Have a life expectancy less long than knitted netting
 Highly stretchable and durable with no shrinkageLesser stretch and shrinkage as compared to knitted netting

We know from the above comparison that knitted greenhouse netting is an excellent choice for plants’ healthier growth in extremely hot weather.
Based on life expectancy, installation, and different functionalities, knitted netting for greenhouses is the best choice.

Eyouagro offers knitted netting for the greenhouse, which is highly durable, stretchable, UV stabilized, and available in standard and custom sizes. Green and black color suitable for both domestic and commercial use.

shade net mono


Netting for the greenhouse, when applied, is differentiated based on its densities. In our language, we call densities percentages. The percentage defines the amount of sunlight to pass from the netting. Greater the percentages greater will be protected from sunlight, lower the percentage higher will be the amount of the sun passing through the mesh. Hence, the plant or crops you grow defines the netting percentage. As we all know, sunlight is vital for developing the plants, so choose the percentage wisely as lower density will pass more excellent sunlight than higher density netting.

for vegetables, a netting with 30-50% density is ideal,
while for shading people, 80-90% netting works best.

Many plants work well with a density of 40-60% of shade.
However, growing plants that bloom best under the shade like ferns and orchids for such plants, 75% and above density netting, is needed to appropriate sunlight passes through the mesh.

Knitted netting percentages are different for different plants.

tunnels netting shade
Tunnels netting shade

Let’s discuss which percentage works best for what type of plants.

50% netting for a greenhouse in green color is best for plants that need partial shade like

  • Nurseries
  • Peppers
  • Cabbages
  • Lettuce
  • Few orchid varieties
  • Plants in the pots
  • Geraniums
  • Caladiums
  • Irises

75% to 80% netting for the greenhouse in green color is best for plants that need dense shade like

  • Orchids
  • Ferns
  • Olive trees usually larger in size
  • Protection barriers in the large buildings
  • Used as slit fencing
  • Used as awnings
  • Used for shading livestock
  • Used for domestic shade

The most crucial aspect in choosing the proper percentage of knitted netting for the greenhouse is the area where you live. The site and its temperature define how dense or light netting you need to buy for your greenhouse plants. The places closer to the equator like Singapore are warmer and should use high-density shade netting, while places far from the equator and closer to the poles like Greenland and Antarctica are colder and should utilize low-density netting for their plants in the greenhouse.

In Summary

Greenhouse netting is vital for both colder regions and warmer ones. If you cover your greenhouse with 50% or 80% density net that you are dissipating a significant load of heat from the sun with such density netting, your greenhouse will be safe throughout the summer season.

It is advised to mist spray the greenhouse netting at regular intervals in scorching weather to control greenhouse temperature and hydrate plants. Now finally, you know that knitted netting for your greenhouse is a high-return investment to make as it saves your energy, water, and other costs. It is a one-time solution that serves your needs for many years ahead.

Eyouagro offers greenhouse netting of different densities. We have a greenhouse netting that offers 8% to 95% of shade. Our knowledgeable team will direct you to the best to buy from our range. Our knitted greenhouse netting is highly durable and available in custom sizes too. Just drop an email at or visit our and look at different netting varieties and choose the one that best suits your needs.

Hey, I’m Kevin Lyu, the founder of , Family-run business
An expert of agriculture protection textile specialist .
In the past 26 years, we have helped 55 countries and 150+ Clients like farms, orchards , vineyards to protect their plants. The purpose of this article is to share with the knowledge related to agriculture growing protection for making the plant healthier and stronger.
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