Quality outdoor furniture and water features are an investment, and the winter months can be hard on outdoor decor. Luckily, with only a little effort each cold season, you can keep your outdoor furniture and fountains looking their best for years to come.
Drain fountains. Fountains should be turned off and completely drained of any water. Birdbaths should also be fully drained and any moisture from the season (snow, rain, sleet, etc.) should not be left standing in either your fountain or birdbath. Standing water in concrete left to freeze can crack concrete, resulting in a leak in your fountain or birdbath.
Cover or store cushions and furniture. If possible, outdoor furniture cushions, throw pillows, and rugs should be stored away and out of the elements, and furniture frames covered throughout the winter. Moisture is a major concern for wooden and metal furniture, and quality, water-resistant covers help reduce the risk of rust, wood rot, mold and mildew. Also, never store extruded (hollow) metal furniture upside down during the winter months. Water and condensation can become trapped in the metal frame, freeze, and burst the frame.
At Seasonal Living we carry a wide selection of outdoor furniture covers to meet your needs. We have covers to fit everything from a club sized chaise lounge to side tables. Stop in and let our experienced staff help you choose exactly what you need to protect your outdoor furniture and water features all season.
Posted on Mon, January 14, 2013
by Lauren Thomas