If you are lucky enough to own a house with an abundance of outdoor living space, own a large brick patio, in-ground pool or vegetable garden, furnished with the requisite chaise lounges for sunning.
With this scene In summer, you can set out a white loveseat and two rockers, accompanied by a matching storage chest that doubles as a coffee table.

Properly Maintain Gardenart Outdoor Furniture

In-Season Care

The most important aspect during summer is to keep furnishings as clean and dry and protected from excessive sunlight as possible. Gardenart outdoor furnishings are designed to endure bad weather, during winter, you should try to put cushions away — in the teak storage boxes or in the shed — when they’re not being used. If they’re wet, let them dry out first to prevent mold and mildew growth.

spray the furniture with a garden hose and scrub grimy-looking surfaces with a brush. You save the pressure washer for the brick and concrete patios—and maybe the smoker grates on occasion.

Properly Maintain Gardenart Outdoor Furniture

Preparations for Winter Storage

If you want your outdoor furniture to last for a long time, it should be put under cover for the winter. That means in a shed or other dry storage space, or at least under a tarp. If you do use a tarp, make sure to tie securely so that it won’t blow away, but leave a little space around the bottom of the package to promote circulation.

Maintain Gardenart Outdoor Furniture

Before putting outdoor furniture away for the season, however, it should be thoroughly cleaned, repaired (if necessary) and protected for the long haul. The best way to go about this depends on the material the item is made from.

  • If the cushions have removable covers, take them off and launder them, with a little bleach if the label allows, to kill mildew.
  • Restore the dry covers to the cushions and stack loosely in a clean, dry space off the floor. If storing in an outdoor shed, you might want to cover the stack with a cloth tarp, not a plastic one.
  • Wash cloth or rope hammocks in the washing machine with laundry detergent; dry and fold. Store indoors.
  • Wash umbrella fabric with brush and mild detergent. Let dry in open position, and lubricate switches, locks and pivots. Store in closed position.

Gardenart Outdoor Furniture

ALU and Metal Furniture like Gardenart

  • Wash all surfaces with water and detergent; scrub with a brush and rinse with a hose.
  • Inspect all surfaces for rust or other oxidation. If you find any, treat the area with a rust-neutralizing primer. Smooth the treated area if necessary with steel wool, then apply spray paint of a color that closely matches the original finish.
  • Apply a thin protective coat of car wax to all surfaces and buff.

Follow above instructions and there won't be much to do next year, other than set out your furniture and keep after the kids to take good care of your stuff—you will have a shinning gardenart furniture next summer.