Lee Valley provides so many great products, and we enjoy using
them even if it means work. Many years ago, we bought several
chunks of your green shade cloth (BL612). At the time, we
were growing perennials for sale and we used the cloth to
shelter the plants in our sales area. We have gone beyond
that phase but we continue to use the cloths, and some of
your customers might learn from our experiences.
In the attached photos you'll see our "dry river bed"
lined with shade cloth to catch all of the leaves and winter
debris. In five minutes the whole thing was cleared out, and
the contents were on their way to the compost bin. Pretty darned
slick. All we needed were a few stones to hold the cloth in
place against winter's breezes and, as you can see, we have
lots of stones.
We hope you have a great growing season.
All the best,