As an expert grower in your industry, you know the importance of choosing the best greenhouse plastic sheeting for your needs. Because of the wide market of options, it can be overwhelming to determine the type of material or the mil thickness that will work best for you. Whether you’re a commercial grower of cannabis, fruits, vegetables, or other plants, Americover is your source for premium greenhouse plastic sheeting.
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How to Choose the Best Greenhouse Plastic Sheeting for Your Growing Season
Proper preparation is the key to having a successful harvest, and using the best greenhouse plastic sheeting for your outdoor grow is an essential tool for your preparation needs. Determining the best greenhouse plastic sheeting may differ depending on where you live, what your climate is, what type of strain you are growing, what stage of growth you are in, and other crucial factors. After growers have determined their needs, growers will begin preparing their greenhouse builds.
The most important factors to consider when choosing your plastic greenhouse sheeting are how much light you will need, in what way you will need the light to shine on your plants and the type of durability you need. Greenhouse plastic sheeting offers direct or diffused sunlight. High-wind areas may require more durability. If you only need a temporary cover you may not need something with a 4-year UV resistance and vice versa if you want a cover that lasts, then you should consider a 4 or 5-year greenhouse cover.
Not All Plastic Sheeting is Meant to Maximize the Sun
Many growers overlook light deprivation when preparing a garden. While some plants need light to grow, many light-dependent plants, like cannabis, tomatoes, and peppers, will benefit greatly from forced flowering. If you plan to have different harvests throughout the growing season, this technique can be very useful to ensure staggered yields, an earlier harvest, and an extra harvest. Blackout tarps can be crucial for cannabis greenhouse producers and their dry rooms because the cannabinoids and terpenes are fragile compounds with relatively low boiling points. By preventing any sunlight from reaching your plants you can ensure that your yield produces a fragrant plant.
To achieve light deprivation, cover your plants with a cover like BOLD during their dormant periods, creating an artificial night and day cycle. Light deprivation tarps can be installed with a manual tarp puller or an automatic system. Opt for a light-proof white/black cover that can reflect light and offer complete darkness. Durability is of the utmost importance for a tarp that is going to be moved back and forth over a greenhouse twice a day.
Related Article: Light Deprivation Greenhouse Resources
Other Ways Plastic Sheeting is Used in Greenhouse Growing
Plastic sheeting can be used for more than just a greenhouse frame cover. Before the season begins, plastic sheeting can be laid across land intended for planting — this protects the ground from eroding due to harsh winter patterns and helps maintain soil temperature, ensuring it’s warm enough when the growing season arrives. 20 Mil Dura Skrim® Reinforced Plastic Sheeting is the perfect sheeting for water retention liners ground preparation or as a root barrier. With proper preparation of the greenhouse, land, water, and fertilizers prior to planting, your final harvest will be bountiful.
The Best Greenhouse Covers for Agriculture and Cannabis
Americover’s BOLD® Black Out Light Deprivation Tarp is one of the best ways to ensure your plants get the darkness they need. This light deprivation greenhouse plastic sheeting has become a top choice for many plant enthusiasts and professionals. This unique light deprivation has a reflective, white outer layer. This cover works with manual and automatic greenhouse systems to provide total darkness, reduce heat build-up and protect your crops longer than other black-and-white covers.
SolaScrim™ 4 Year 10 mil Clear Reinforced Greenhouse Cover is a premium greenhouse cover made with a layer of reinforcement designed to last through rain, sleet, wind, sun, and snow for up to 4 years.
Clear Woven Plastic Film is great for outdoor applications that require superior weather protection and light transmissions, like greenhouse covers and construction containments.
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Americover is the smart source for plastic and polyethylene sheeting. Trusted by contractors and distributors across the construction and agriculture industries, our American-made products combine reliability with quality and innovation.
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