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As soon as the sun comes out, there is nothing better than go out and spend time in the garden. Outdoor furniture usually comes with a variety of accessories with varied textiles and each needs different care. I am going to run through a few tips and tricks to keep your garden furniture looking like new year on year.

Accessories: Most garden furniture cushions will have been made of weather-resistant material which lets air circulate. However, if exposed to too much sunshine over a long time, the colours may begin to fade. When washing use fabric cleaner and make sure that the cushions, parasols and furniture have plenty of time to dry before fitting with the clean covers. Store cushions and blankets indoor when not in use.

Wood Furniture: If you are buying traditional wooden furniture check how the furniture is cleaned and maintained and where it should (ideally) be placed. If wooden outdoor furniture is kept on grass the dirt may very slowly start to erode it and it will soak in the water from the ground. So some outdoor finishes may need a fresh coat of finish every year. If you are not using your garden furniture over winter (and space allows), move it indoor. Alternatively you can protect it from those inevitable British showers by using covers or drapes.

Iron Furniture: As the paint on iron furniture could chip away and it could rust, this type of furniture should be cleaned with a damp cloth occasionally. Should you find an area with rust it will need to be sanded down and treated with a rust converter. Next you will need to apply an undercoat and top off with a fresh coat of paint.

There is a very wide variety of very low-maintenance, affordable, durable garden furniture out on the market today. In our view the best type of garden furniture available are the rattan garden furniture ranges. The biggest benefits of this type is that it can simply washed with a sponge and soapy water then rinsed down afterwards. They are also market leaders with the trendy and contemporary styles available.

One of my favourite pieces of garden furniture is the hanging egg chair. Not only are they real eye-catchers, the chairs are extremely comfy, easy to look after and best of all affordable. In them, you can hover for hours in the garden, enjoying summer sunshine, relaxing with just a good book and a glass of lemonade. What is most important though is that you find something that you love and are able to look after.


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