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A Guide to Caring for Your Patio Furniture

August 2, 2023

Jensen Opal dinning


Caring for your outdoor living furniture is essential to ensuring a long-lasting outdoor oasis. From aluminum frames to resin wicker and cushions, keep your outdoor furniture looking beautiful and inviting by keeping it in pristine condition.


Choose Quality Furniture Built to Last:

At Sheridan Nurseries, we pride ourselves on offering a wide selection of high-quality outdoor living products that are built to last. Keep in mind however, that even the highest quality products do require some care.  When selecting patio furniture, in addition to choosing a style that you love, keep in mind how much time you want to spend on upkeep. If you have more time to dedicate, our stunning Jensen collection could be a perfect choice for you. However, it does require care on a regular basis to preserve the wood.  If you don’t want to make that level of commitment, opt for pieces with sturdy aluminum frames and durable resin wicker.


Regular Cleaning for Longevity:

To keep any patio furniture looking its best, regular cleaning is key. Start by removing loose dirt and debris with a soft brush or cloth. For deeper cleaning, use a mild soap and water solution. Gently scrub the surfaces and rinse thoroughly. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that could damage the furniture’s finish.

Protecting and Storing Cushions:

Cushions add comfort and style to your outdoor seating. Many of our cushions are developed with Sunbrella technology; however, it is still recommended to keep them out of harsh environments when not in use to prevent mold or mildew.  This can be achieved by moving them indoors, to a storage container, or covering them with a patio furniture cover.  If your cushions do get dirty and have removeable covers, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and maintenance.


Shielding from the Elements:

While our patio furniture is designed to withstand various weather conditions, providing additional protection is a wise move. During periods of heavy rain or our Canadian snowfalls, consider using covers specifically designed for outdoor furniture. Preventing wear and tear, these covers are an essential tool to protect your outdoor furniture from the elements.

Mindful Placement and Maintenance:

Strategic placement of your patio furniture can contribute to its longevity. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight for prolonged periods, as this can cause fading or damage to certain materials. Additionally, periodically inspect your furniture for any signs of wear or loose components. Addressing minor issues promptly can prevent them from becoming major problems.

Seasonal Upkeep:

As each season brings its unique challenges, adjusting your patio furniture care routine accordingly is essential. In the spring, remove any accumulated debris and inspect for winter damage. In the summer, focus on regular cleaning and maintaining the cushions. Fall calls for storing cushions and using protective covers, while winter necessitates covering or moving furniture to a protected area.

For more expert advice and a wide range of outdoor living products, visit Sheridan Nurseries both online and in-store, where we bring your outdoor oasis to life.

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