Leonard Knitted Monofilament Shade Fabric 70% Black (per sq. ft)

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Leonard's knitted shade fabric is perfect for a greenhouse covering or shade fabric for your crops. Strong monofilament style. Minimum order size 200 sq.ft. Please allow a processing time of 5-7 days.

 Leonard Knitted Monofilament Shade Fabric 70% Black

(per sq. ft)


  • Custom length
  • Heat sealed uncut edges - no need for hemming
  • High density polyethylene
  • Resists mold and mildew
  • Resists unraveling when cut
  • Durable: resistant to ripping, tearing and fraying
  • UV resistant
  • Easily installed with grommet clips
  • Comes in 6, 10, 12 and 20 foot widths
  • Lets in 30% of light
  • Lasts 16 years under normal conditions
  • 8 year manufacturer’s warranty

The uncut edges of this fabric are heat sealed for an extra strong edge that poly grommet clips can be attached to. This edging increases the lifespan and strength of this fabric. It is designed for use in direct sun and is UV stabilized with resistance to mold and mildew growth.

For use in any area needing protection from sun, hail,  wind or weather damage. When used over growing areas it can warm soil and to reduce moisture loss through evaporation.

This premium monofilament knitted shade fabric is superior to other “tape” fabrics. It is made with high density polyethylene monofilaments that are knitted together in a way that resists ripping, tearing and unraveling. This cloth has quickly become the preferred alternative to woven cloth covers as it is stronger and better resists unraveling.

Suggested applications include: greenhouse and row tunnel covering, bird netting, livestock and kennel shading, temporary fencing, windbreaks, privacy screens and awnings on patios and decks, swimming pool covers and tennis court walls, as well as shading in sport arenas and parks.

Please note: Hemming and grommeting are not available for this product.

Unit Ship Weight: 0.04 lbs

Choosing a shade cloth:

Generally for growing plants a shade fabric between 30% and 70% is sufficient. You have to balance shade protection with allowing enough light to get through to your plants which is all dependant on what crop you are growing and whether the plant is a shade loving or sun loving crop. The percentage of shade refers to the quantity of light that is blocked so a 60% shade fabric will let 40% of the light through.

As a basic guide on crops you should use a low percentage shade cloth such as 30% for sun-loving crops such as tomatoes and peppers in areas with hot summers. For crops that like cooler temperatures, such as lettuce and spinach, use 50% - 70% in hot southern areas while colder northern zones should consider 30-50%. We advise you to look up the plants you are growing to determine which shade cloth is best for your area.

For non-crop usage for example shading pets, livestock, patios and fencing you might consider a higher level of shade for example 70%.

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