Importance of Plastic Meshing in GardeningThe use of plastic meshing in vegetable farms and gardens are not totally exploited. In fact, it has been in existence for a much longer time than you can imagine. Although not rampantly or often then, but over time its relevance and usage has increased. Not just did its usage and popularity increase; farmers have also begun to find out new ways to effectively make use of it. Plastic trellis mesh provides protection for plants in several ways than one. These meshes are UV stabilized and applications include grass reinforcement meshes, garden mesh, garden fencing, deer control fencing, anti-bird netting, crop and pond cover netting, butterfly netting, pea and bean netting, garden netting, windbreak fencing, insect mesh and rabbit fencing. However we have decided to talk about a few of these varieties of application in details below. Another interesting fact about this is that there are varieties of mesh sizes to choose from and for whatever purpose you want to use them either in your backyard garden space or somewhere more open. Keeping Pests Away Covering your plants with plastic netting is a simple way to discourage birds and unwanted bugs from accessing the plants. This is especially helpful with fruit, such as grapevines, tomatoes, cucumber etc. After the fruit is formed, birds love to nibble on the sweet treats, which significantly reduce your yield. Laying plastic meshing over the plants lets the light and water penetrate without letting birds access the fruit as it ripens. Trellis Climbing vines need a support system to continue their vertical journeys. Plastic meshing serves as an efficient trellis system. Stretch it between two supports, such as wood or metal stakes, and plant the vines at the base of mesh. Net trellises can work anywhere in your garden, giving you the flexibility to grow climbing seasonal vegetables, for example, without installing a permanent trellis structure. Shade the open spaces in the mesh, but a closely fixed plastic trellis mesh can provide some shade for the plants beneath. If you have plants that are sensitive to heat or are suffering from heat stress, covering them with tight-mesh plastic netting can give them enough shade to become healthy again. For effective shade, pound stakes into the ground around the plants and drape the mesh over the stakes a few inches above the plants instead of putting the netting directly on the plants. The simplest method of using the mesh is for straight fencing and trellising to support tomatoes, beans and other producing plants, such as cucumbers and even melons. To erect this, it is advisable that you use a 6½-foot steel T-posts spaced 5 feet apart. Then let the wire mesh be attached using pull-tight plastic bundling straps. Then wound up with seven 70-foot rows that can stand up to the fiercest winds we’ve ever seen. Plastic trellis mesh is more economical than some other materials because you can reuse it, often for several years provided you handle gently. It’s available in several colors, so you can select the right color for your needs. If blending in with your landscape is your goal, a black or green net is your best bet. Black tends to provide the best shade, although all colors make shade if the weave is tight enough. The colors refract light differently, which can affect how plants grow.
HORTOMALLAS manufactures and markets crop support nettings (trellising and tutoring as alternatives to the raffia twine labor intensive traditional system) that increase crop quality. Our Mission is to: INCREASE VEGETABLE CROP YIELD AND PROFITABILITY TO ALL THOSE VEGETABLES THAT NEED TUTORING AND SUPPORT USING NETTING INSTEAD OF RAFFIA. Since 1994 we help professional growers and farmers improve their cucumber, tomatoes, melon, zucchini, bean, chile, peppers crops where trellises and supports are needed. HORTOMALLAS is the ideal system for cucurbitacea and solonacea to improve their phytosanitary conditions, while increasing the solar exposure and the brix degrees. Besides the obvious labor costs savings, the use of HORTOMALLAS increases the life span of the plant, allowing longer periods of harvests and of a greater quality. Call us, our crop specialists will help you with specialized attention in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula!