How to use frost protection fleece?
November 4, 2022
What is frost protection fleece?
The frost protection cover is made of 17gram ultra-fine non-woven fabric, which is soft, light, breathable, durable, moderate thickness, reusable, prevents ultraviolet rays and maintains temperature. Provide good breathing and growth space for plants, and protect plants from freezing or frost. Have 80% light transmission.
Frost protection fleece is available in a range of sizes and varies in quality as well as weight – better quality fleece should last for several years if used carefully. It should be durable, being ultra-violet (UV) stabilised to withstand sunlight, tear-proof, washable and rot-proof. The downside of fleece is that it can’t be recycled, so buying good quality material that will give the longest life is most sustainable compared to cheap fleece that may only last a season.
When to use frost protection plant cover?
Use fleece outdoors to protect plants from frost, cold winds, or hail damage
In unheated greenhouses or polytunnels, use fleece to wrap or cover plants to provide additional protection against frost
Use heavy duty fleece as greenhouse insulation instead of bubble polythene
Cover soil with fleece for a week or two to warm it before sowing
Grow crops under fleece to raise the temperature and give an earlier harvest compared to un-covered crops
Put over newly planted frost-tender plants to protect from late frosts, wind, or hail
Protect early potatoes from frost
Features of non woven garden fleece:
70% Light Transmission
Lightweight and Breathable
High Strength and Low Fluff
Constant Temperature and Warmth
Large Coverage Area up to 120-800 sq.ft
High-Quality Non-woven Fabric Material
How to use frost protection fleece:
You can cover the plant covers for freeze over your the plants loosely directly and then secure the plant frost blanket with soil, stones or staples. You can also support the floating row covers with a hoop, make enough room for plants to breath and grow. You could also cut the plant covers into different sizes for different purposes.