Temperatures have plummeted in recent weeks, leaving many of us huddled indoors. As we layer up and stay cozy inside, spare a thought for your outdoor furniture. Yes, LifestyleGarden®’s durable collections are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t benefit from a bit of love this winter to prolong their life and make your life easier at the same time.
Take these simple steps to protect furniture in harsh winter conditions.
1. Give it a quick clean
2. Store cushions and textiles separately
3. Secure furniture
We’ve certainly had our fair share of windy weather so far during autumn and winter and the last thing you want is your furniture being blown about and getting damaged. Hardwearing materials, like aluminium, offer outstanding weather resistance and have the added benefit of being lightweight and easy to move around the garden but this also means you need to keep them secure in blustery conditions. Moving your furniture closer to a wall or the house will provide some protection from the wind. If possible, choose a bordered spot like a back entrance porch or fenced patio. Stack chairs them together – either on top of one another or alongside each other – to limit exposure to the elements and provide extra stability due to their collective weight. Collapse folding chairs and parasols.
4. Get covering
5. Give it a bit more weight
It is also a good idea to tent furniture covers to create slanted sides, helping rainwater run off rather than pooling or collecting in crevices. It will also prevent too much snow collecting in the centre and weighing down the cover. For a quick fix, look no further than our furniture support kit, complete with peg-on sandbags to add weight to the edges of the cover and a support pole to quickly and easily raise the centre of your cover. It beats an old garden broom propped up underneath your cover and is definitely more reliable.