Make the most of your garden this Summer
HOW DO YOU USE YOUR GARDEN?
If you love entertaining, a dining set is a must. Extending tables offer flexibility to accommodate guests, while a compact bistro set is ideal for a smaller patio. Will you want to recline and put your feet up? Do you prefer cushions on wooden or plastic furniture, or textile seats?
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?
With a range of materials to choose from, including wood, rattan, metal and man–made, you’re spoilt for choice. But think whether a modern, timeless or a more traditional design suits your space, to narrow down your search.
If space is at a premium, folding furniture will stow away in a shed or garage, or under a cover in winter. Some modern modular sets have space for chairs to slot neatly underneath when you’re not using them.
LOVE LOW MAINTENANCE?
Hardwoods, like teak, oak and acacia, are enduring but will benefit from being oiled once a year. Plastic is hard wearing and will simply need cleaning. And while metal furniture often comes painted or coated, make sure you repair chips to prevent rusting. Fabric, like Textoline, is a great choice for durability as it’s often waterproof and UV resistant.