What is Lawn and Garden Furniture?

12You need outdoor furniture, but you are limited on space, and the space you do have to use for outdoor activities can not support traditional garden furniture utilizing the area all the time. So, the area of your backyard can only be used for furniture on a temporary basis, or as needed. Lawn and garden furniture could be the answer you are looking for. Lawn and garden furniture are lightweight to allow them more mobility. They are designed to fold up, or stack in a secluded place. The lawn and garden furniture constructed with the design to be folded was meant to be stored in a small space like in a closet or even under a bed. The lawn and garden furniture folded will fit neatly in the trunk of your car should the need occur. You can take your lawn and garden furniture to the league games, company picnics or maybe even those family outings like a camping trip. The use of lawn and garden furniture will suit almost any occasion and will be available in the time of dilemma.

Lawn and garden furniture designed to be folded is made from lightweight durable materials such as teak and aluminum. Aluminum is the most lightweight of the metals used in making garden furniture. It is also the only metal garden furniture with a design made to fold up. Aluminum, lightweight as it is, is still a very durable substance. It is built to endure for years. The aluminum fold up style of lawn and garden furniture built today is of a superior quality than those of the past. Aluminum requires very little care to maintain its look. Teak or another lightweight wood also has lawn and garden furniture designed to fold. Teak is a very lightweight wood that is known for its strength and durability. The teak or the other lightweight wood is usually coupled with a heavy-duty woven fabric for the seats and the backs of the chairs. Teak does require a little special cleaning to maintain its natural golden finish, but restores quickly and easily. Check with your local retailer on the care of teak wood lawn and garden furniture. The other wood may require a small amount of cleaning, but you would still need to check with the retailer.22

Lawn and garden furniture is also made from recycled plastic. This style of lawn and garden furniture is made all in one piece and is designed to stack together to use the smallest amount of space for storage. This style of lawn and garden furniture is not as easily moved from your home to other outdoor functions. However, it may be the best answer for your dilemma in your backyard. A little cleaning is necessary with this type of lawn and garden furniture.

At your local discount department store you will find some if not all of the lawn and garden furniture built with all three of the material commonly used for these styles. You will be able to purchase chairs and tables in the fold and stackable all one-piece style of the lawn and garden furniture. All three will come in a variety of colors with one that will appeal to your taste.


Ideal Pool Furniture

Canyon Sling Chaise Lounge PoolsideOutdoor furniture, patio furniture, garden furniture, casual furniture and pool furniture are all the same thing right? For the most part they all describe the same basic thing: furniture that is durable enough to survive outside. But when dealing with “pool furniture” that spends the majority of its life poolside, there are a few things you will want to consider before purchasing.

Start with a solid foundation

If your furniture is going to be placed around your pool you want to make sure it is impervious to water. Unlike iron and steel, aluminum is a nonferrous metal and naturally will not rust. Being rust proof is a very important trait for outdoor furniture that has to combat constant moisture. Dealing with rusty furniture is an all around headache. Not only is it unappealing to the eye but the rust can rub off and damage your clothing and pool deck or flooring. If your furniture is going to spend the majority of its life in direct sunlight then it needs to have a protective powder coating with UV inhibitors. It is never a good idea to leave furniture with a gloss finish in direct sunlight. Aluminum furniture also has the added benefit of being lightweight, which makes repositioning it around the pool as the day goes on a whole lot easier. Another benefit aluminum has over its metal peers is that it does not retain heat. After a long swim in the pool you want to be able to fully lounge and relax on your furniture not be seared by it (think of how hot a car’s steel seatbelt buckle gets).

Poolside Seating

Not only do you want a rust proof furniture frame but you also want seating material that was intended to be wet. While all outdoor fabrics are designed to be able to get wet without rotting or growing mildew, some perform better than others in certain aspects. Sling furniture is the most popular type of pool furniture and for good reason. Sling fabric is thin and breathable and it dries considerably faster than cushions. You can sit on a piece of sling furniture wet and let the water drip through the chair and onto the ground. Within moments the chair will be dry for the next person. I think everyone can relate to the joys of sitting on a wet soggy cushion.

Protecting You And Your Investment

Good old-fashioned fun in the pool is usually had on a nice sunny day. We are all aware of the dangers of prolonged sun exposure and the damage UV rays can cause our skin. Did you know that patio umbrellas equipped with Sunbrella outdoor fabric can block up to 98% of harmful UV rays and is recommended as an effective UV protectant by the Skin Cancer Foundation? Not only will an umbrella help protect you but it will also extend the life of your outdoor furniture by keeping the sun off of it too. For more information please read a detailed right up on the most important benefit of a patio umbrella.

Mix & Match

A popular trend for pool furniture these days is the matching of sling pieces with cushioned sets. For instance, Mallin offers the Canyon collection in both cushion and sling seating (pictured above is the Canyon sling chaise lounge). The bronze aluminum frames are nearly identical and the cushion and sling fabric are very similar in color. Some use sling chaise lounges for around the pool and compliment them with a cushioned dining set near by.

What’s your favorite type of furniture to lounge on poolside?

Other blog articles you might find interesting:

Aluminum Patio Furniture Offers A Variety Of Options

Sling Patio Furniture And Your Pool – The Perfect Couple


FREE DOWNLOAD: Outdoor Furniture Buying GuideNeed help finding the right outdoor furniture?

Download our “Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide” for FREE!

Loaded with important information about the different types of patio furniture materials and styles as well as great style tips from our team of designers, you’ll find everything you’ll need to help you create your own backyard escape. As an added bonus, we’ve also included a useful checklist that you can complete and take with you when you go shopping for patio furniture.

The Patio Furniture And Outdoor Living Blog at Today’s Patio