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How to Protect Your Garden Furniture in the Cold Season

Winter is fast approaching, and that means that unfortunately, we cannot spend time in our garden reading anymore. As much as we would be affected by the cold, rain, and snow, our garden furniture also suffers during the cold season. Since you want to protect it as much as possible, we decided to provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to maintain it during winter. Let’s see what you should do!

How to Maintain Your Garden Furniture in the Cold Season

1. Store the Cushions Inside the House

The first step you should take when you want to start preparing your garden furniture for the cold season is to remove all the cushions from chairs and couches and clean them according to their tag. Then, only after they are completely dry, you can store them somewhere inside the house. That is because you want to prevent any dampness from reaching them. The best way to store them is to allow clean air to reach them, since otherwise, they might get mildew.

2. Take Care of the Parasol

Next comes the parasol, which you should also properly clean before storing it away for winter. We recommend you clean it with a sponge and some lukewarm water. You should add delicate soap only if the parasol is extremely dirty. After it dries off, you should also store it inside the house. Avoid garages or sheds where the air is quite damp.

3. Clean the Furniture Items

You should clean items such as couches, tables, chairs, and so on in the same manner. Make sure you choose a sunny and windy day, and wash them all with delicate soap and water using a sponge. Rinse them with cold water and allow them to dry completely while outside.

4. Store Furniture Away

The best case scenario would be if you had a garage or a kind of shed where you could store all your garden furniture during the cold season. If you do, then all you have to think about is purchasing some furniture covers to further protect the items, and then just put them away. For instance, take a look at this bench cover that you can get on Amazon for only $39.99.

If you are not one of the lucky people who own a garage or a shed, then you will have to come up with another solution to maintain the quality of your garden furniture in the cold season. What we suggest you do is find a more sheltered area in your garden. Then, move the items there, use waterproof furniture covers, and secure them to the ground to make sure the wind doesn’t blow them away. Remember not to tie the covers too tight, since some air should be able to reach your furniture. Also, if you are going to store it outside, make sure to check on it every once in a while. If it rains or snows a lot, check for any water that might be hiding under the covers and dry it off.

With this comprehensive guide on how to take care of your garden furniture during winter, we are positive that you will be able to properly store it and then use it again when spring comes.

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Bonnie Enos

I spend my time in my garden trying to create the greatest outdoor space possible. My garden is my happy place and where you will always find me on a nice day. I take my experience and share it here for you to read!

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