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Chairs for the garden

Wiling away a summer’s day in fine garden furniture with friends and family is one of the great joys of life. But even the most splendid day in the sun can be ruined if your garden furniture isn’t comfortable or well maintained

Whether you gravitate towards metal, wicker, wood, plastic or fabric, your garden furniture needs to be carefully chosen and cared for so that you get years of enjoyment in your garden, patio, or deck. No one wants to enjoy the outdoors in dirty, dingy or uncomfortable outdoor furniture.

Choosing your garden furniture is really a matter of personal preference, of course. Every style and material has its own benefits and drawbacks. The important thing is to pick something that matches your unique tastes and which offers you a comfortable, relaxing experience. There’s really no right or wrong as long as you base your selection on buying the very best furniture you can for your available budget.

Maintenance depends largely on the materials used in the creation of your garden furniture and your locale. Winter months in the north and the hot summer months in the south can affect your furniture differently, aging it prematurely if you don’t properly maintain it.

First of all, no garden furniture should be left out in the elements indefinitely. Plastic will become brittle, metal can rust, wood can rot, fabric can mildew and a tight wicker weave can willow. If winter is on its way, it’s best to either get covers for your garden furniture or store it inside, either in a shed or the garage