Step 1: Choosing your shadecloth
Shadecloth is a tough, durable fabric made specifically to withstand the harsh Australian sun and prolonged exposure to weather extremes. Knitted shadecloth is particularly ideal. It won’t tear or fray when cut, making it easy to install. And because it won’t rot, resists mildew and is unaffected by most horticultural chemicals, it is ideal in the garden to promote plant growth and minimise wind, hail and frost damage. Knitted varieties of shadecloth are tough, strong and durable. Some manufacturers claim knitted shadecloth will last 15 – 20 years – about twice as long as a woven cloth. Creatively applying knitted shadecloth is bound to enhance your outdoor living areas and its strength and long life will save you money in the long run. Today you also have a bigger choice of lifestyle fashion colours. In the past, Green or Black was all that was available. Now Sandstone, Grey, Sea Green, Eucalypt, Wheat, Heritage Green, Rustic, Sage green/beige and midnight green/champagne are available, allowing you complete freedom of expression to match your outdoor colour schemes.