It doesn’t matter if you live in the country, in the city or even if you have a small plot of land, garden furniture is an essential part of a well-rounded outdoor living space. If your patio or yard is cluttered, it will seem as though you’ve put no effort into the interior of your home. In fact, many people mistakenly think that if they purchase the cheapest pieces of furniture they can get by with. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can make your outside living space more inviting without spending a fortune.
The first thing you need to do is take a long hard look at the garden furniture you currently own. Are you currently using plastic lawn chairs? Plastic is not very durable, especially when it’s exposed to the elements (especially the sun). Chairs made of wicker, plastic or aluminum won’t last as long and they can be heavy as well. Don’t feel bad about throwing away these old chairs. They’re just not worth the money.
Take an inventory of the lawn and garden items you have in your yard. Are there chairs, tables, swings, loungers, etc.? Now, go through them and see what condition they are in. If you have old lawn furniture, consider donating it. You may not always get what you’re looking for, but often times junk yards or consignment stores will take these types of products.
Check with your local Home Depot or Lowes outlet to see if they carry garden furniture of any kind. Many times they have a good selection, as well as a variety of price ranges. Also, try to check out places such as Craigslist or eBay. These websites can often have furniture available for a fraction of retail cost.
Before you go out and buy any, make sure you inspect the furniture in person. Even used furniture can have hidden damage that you may not see until it is too late. Also, test it out first to make sure it will fit into your yard. Sometimes people who are moving houses put furniture into the yard and then never take it out when they move. So, you’ll have a little bit of extra furniture to move if need be.
When you buy lawn furniture, make sure it is designed to withstand wet and wintry conditions. It should be resistant to mildew. Also, make sure the pieces you buy are labeled for use outdoors. This way you won’t end up buying garden furniture made to be used indoors. For instance, you wouldn’t want an indoor lawn furniture set up on a terrace that has a patio door. That would just look silly.
Outdoor furniture is very easy to care for. Just remember to fill it with water whenever you’re using it. If you leave it covered all the time, you could end up with mold and mildew. These two things are not only unattractive, they also can make it very difficult for you to keep your lawn and garden clean.
There are tons of different types of lawn and garden furniture available. You can buy plastic furniture or metal furniture. You can choose from plastic chairs that sit right next to your green lawn, or metal lawn chairs that look great in your garden. Whatever type of furniture you choose, just make sure you pick the ones that are durable and easy to maintain. This way you can enjoy them for years to come.
When picking out the garden furniture for your lawn, you need to make sure you pick the ones that are going to look best in your yard. After all, your yard is what your furniture will be sitting on. The last thing you want is something that doesn’t go along with the rest of your home. Pick furniture that has a color that blends well with your house, and with the greenery in your yard. Also, don’t choose something with too many buttons on it, or big wheels.
Look at the warranty that is included with the furniture you are interested in. Many manufacturers will offer some kind of warranty on their lawn and garden sets. It’s important that you check this out before making your final purchase. Sometimes it’s better to have a little bit of extra insurance in place just in case something breaks down.
Last but not least, when you go shopping for lawn and garden furniture, bring someone with you. You need to let them see the furniture first before you buy it. You never know if or when you’ll get stuck with it while trying to move it. You want to make sure the furniture you buy is going to fit your outdoor needs as well. After all, you wouldn’t buy a car without a test drive.