Hail Protection net is an equipment which gardeners make use of in supporting their plants and helping the plants to stand upright. It comprises of a five by five inches square and can be bought in various sizes. This net at the end stretches and is tied to some form of a frame in order to allow the vining plants to breed in an upward or vertical way rather than spreading everywhere.
Why use net in the garden
Hail protection net has been used for many years, according to records; it began in the 1960’s in Europe. The primary aim behind their usage is to aid the flowers and plants grow and thrive. These flowers and plants do not have the capacity to stand on their own most times, especially at the beginning stage of their growth. This net rather helps the plant to grow in the right direction. Beside this, in places where you have several crops, they increase space. If they are done properly, it will give you more space mostly if you are confined to a smaller space and this will make your garden to be more productive. The setting up of this net is very easy. If your installation is against a fence, mental wall, or brick, the hook can be used for attaching the net to it. However, if you attach it to a fence or wood, they can be stapled or hammered. Apart from these, you can attach your net to PVC poles.
Looking at the growing net you want to make use of, you have to put into consideration the timeframe of it being use and when it will last. For those who experience winter, this is very important. If the net is taken care of properly, it can be used up to five years before being replaced. Nevertheless, the timeframe will be dependent on the rain or winter and how severe it is.
Conservation of the cover fabric
While weed germination is discouraged by ground cover fabric, seeds are blown into the landscape via nearby vegetation. Water and the sun are needed by most weed seeds in order to germinate. You can hinder weed seeds from taking root in the bark of mulch through the application of herbicide. Some people do not know how to spray the weed without endangering the surrounding plants. To do this, the open-ended coffee can be placed over the weeds with the spray nozzle inserted into it. Then the weed can be soaked with the herbicide. This simple method can be followed and carried out effectively without causing any damage of the plant.
Row covers for the hail protection net
You can protect your tomatoes planted in the garden by using hail protection net against cold temperature. During the day, the sun is warm and it penetrates into the soil. While at night, the heat captured by the soil helps in protecting the plants from the frost. They also provide a form of protection against frost and cold temperatures. There are two common row covers.
Tunnel Row Covers: These are different from the floating row weecovers because they provide coverage for the entire seedlings or tomato plants. Most of them are not tall enough to cover the matured tomatoes. The best time to use them is during spring in order to protect the tomato plant from late frost. Tunnel row covers can be made or purchased. They are actually made of fiberglass hoops or wire
Floating row covers: These comprise of sheets of light weighted fabric, which are directly draped over the tomato plants. They are ideal for mature tomato plants and spring tomato seedlings because you can adjust the height. Most of these covers are produced from non-woven, light-colored, and breathable fabric, which give room to conduct light. What this means is that you do not have to remove them during the day. They can stay for a longer time. They are reusable season in and out.