How To Net Your Small Fruit Trees and Bushes
If you want to keep more berries and fruits for yourself here’s an easy way to cover your fruiting plants. You can always leave one bush uncovered to feed the birds!
You will find that this fruit tree netting helps protect the leaves on your plant from insects as well as protecting the fruit.
Step One: Gather the Supplies Needed: A bolt of Tulle Fabric, clips of your choice and a pair of scissors.
Tulle fabric can be easily found at your local fabric store.
Step Two: Drape the netting over your bush until you have covered the area that you want covered.
Step Three: Cut your netting from the bolt.
Step Four: Use your clip of choice to secure the netting.
Sometimes you can get away with just leaving the drape on without any clips.
If you find that your bush does not “grab” the netting and it is not behaving itself then use your clips to weight and hold it down.
You can leave some small openings for any pollinators you might want to access your bushes but you really don’t have to worry too much about it as they will find a way in!
When you are needing to pick berries or check on anything just open up a section or you can also just reach up from underneath.
Step Five: When the season is over carefully remove your netting and fold for next year.
You may find that it has faded from the sun and heat but depending on where you are located you may be able to reuse this netting for multiple seasons