Let’s be honest, the weather during winter is far from great! Thanks to endless rain, howling winds, frost and the occasional dump of snow, our gardens can be bleak places, and can often leave our gardens looking far from its best come spring.
One thing that many people forget to think about as winter settles in is their garden furniture. Now autumn is over, tables, chairs, lounge sets and benches are often left languishing in the great outdoors, often leaving them far from their best. Like most things, prevention is better than cure. Undertaking a few simple steps now, your garden furniture can be looking brand new not just next spring but for many years to come.
Time to tuck your furniture in for winter
Keeping the winter weather at bay could not be easier with a simple and effective garden furniture cover, These covers provide an extra layer of defence against the ravages of winter weather, as well as harmful bird lime damage and UV-fade during the summer.
The LifestyleGarden® offering features a wide range of sizes, designed to fit everything from two-seater bistro sets to four, six and eight-seater dining tables, as well as corner dining collections. Simply select the right size for furniture and slide the cover over the full set, being careful to tuck in the cover to avoid it being whisked away by a gust of wind.
For additional peace of mind, add a Furniture Cover Support Kit, which includes a vertical support to increase rain run-off, and eight ‘sandbags’ which will help to weigh down your cover to keep it secure no matter how windy the winter might become.
Parasols, cushions and sun loungers can also be provided with some winter covers designed exclusively for these products.
Maintain now for stunning looks later
Before you bid your garden furniture a fond farewell for the winter months, why not take the time to give it a little TLC with some quality treatments, all designed to breathe new life into furniture that has had a hard and long summer season!
For wooden furniture, reach for the Wood Cleaner, which uses a non-hazardous, water-based formula to clean dirt and grime from wood, helping to bring it back to its original colour. Follow up with the Wood Sealer to further nourish and restore the natural colour and grain of the wood, and finish with the Wood Protector to prevent future spills during al fresco dining from seeping in to the wood.
Textiles can also be treated to a much needed winter makeover with the Textile Cleaner, which brings cushions and upholstery back to life, whilst the invisible Textile Protector provides a barrier against staining, and makes fabrics water and dirt repellent.
Look at alternatives – fuss-free (& sustainable!) materials
One of the easiest ways to ensure your garden furniture is looking its best year-round is to buy furniture manufactured from low-maintenance, long-lasting material.
At LifestyleGarden® we pride ourselves on developing material innovations that take the stress out of ongoing maintenance. Materials such as the new-for-2021 AluPrint® uses our patented in-house printing technique to create beautiful and hyper-realistic finishes on aluminum profiles. The process also means that little details are not forgotten, requires zero maintenance and offers premium weather resistance, meaning each piece will meet the high-quality which has synonymous with the LifestyleGarden® brand.
DuraBoard®, which has created a lot of noise in the marketplace since its introduction, is an innovative material for outdoor tabletops. The environmentally friendly material is also durable, highly UV-resistant and has a unique surface finish. It features two main components, FSC-eucalyptus sawdust and polyethylene resin, extruded to create a strong, durable structure. The tabletop is treated with a UV-coating process, receiving a multi-layer coating which makes it highly resistant to scratches and weather conditions.
Another winner in LifestyleGarden®’s armory is Petan®, a synthetic rattan fibre that is not only durable and weather-resistant but a wicker that displays a natural colour and feel, providing a further option for consumers who want something natural looking without compromising on quality or longevity. Petan® is made from raw polyethylene mixed with eco-friendly colour additives, resulting in a range that’s 100% recyclable.
Aluminum offers the latest in contemporary style and all LifestyleGarden® aluminum furniture is protected with Duracoat®. Not only does this multi-layer, oven-cured powder coating offer sophisticated appeal, but it provides a high-class finish that’s resistant to the worst that British weather can throw at it.
So, what are you waiting for? Go get your furniture winter ready!
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