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Can wood furniture be left outside?
As long as it is good quality, there should be no problem with leaving it outside. To make it last longer, you should use some sort of wood treatment on it though, and cover when not in use. Read our top tips on how to care for your wooden garden furniture here
Can you paint wooden garden furniture?
Yes, as long as you use weatherproof paint.
How do you paint wooden garden furniture?
Make sure to clean your furniture first, and let it dry before applying any paint products. To ensure you get the best possible results, also make any repairs you need to and give it a sand before applying primer and then painting.
How do you clean wooden garden furniture?
DO NOT use a pressure washer! Use a stiff brush to remove mould & lichen, then sand down the furniture before rinsing with a hose pipe. For more information on what to use, check out our blog post here
How do you restore, treat and preserve wooden garden furniture?
Use a stiff brush to remove mould & lichen, then sand down the furniture by hand or with an orbital sander. Next wipe down the bench with a damp cloth and allow to dry. Apply a wood restorer following the instructions and then apply a furniture oil.
How do you protect wooden garden furniture feet?
You can buy plastic or wooden feet protectors. Alternatively mix up some epoxy resin and wrap some tape around the feet to keep it contained and apply the resin to the feet and sand it down once dry.
How do you upcycle wooden garden furniture?
Reignite the natural colours in the wood by applying oils or stains. Alternatively, paint with bright coloured paint to make them pop or more neutral tones to give a modern feel.
Allergies are not fun, and I can definitely vouch for that! As soon as the Summer season hits, you start losing things under piles of tissues. Running nose, eyes watering, itchy eyes, nose and even skin and don't forget the constant fatigue! You find yourself looking at people out in their garden enjoying the fresh air, barbeques and gardening, while you are stuck indoors trying to find a happy medium between closing all of your windows and doors and boiling to death, or risking the wrath of pollen.
For those of you who enjoy being in the garden but worry about getting defeated by the grass and flowers, never fear! We have come up with some top tips and handy hints to help you through. So here goes:
Our Top Ways To Enjoy Your Garden During Allergy Season
1. Ditch The Grass
Improving your gardens
7 in 8 people in the UK have a garden, but sometimes it's difficult to know what you should do with yours. So we've asked some lovely people for pictures of thir gardens so that we can provide some recommendations on what could be improved, changed or added to make each and every garden sparkle, and be fit for purpose.
The New Mum
Here at Tony Ward, we love all things gardens, but we also love puzzles! So we have put together a very special crossword for all of you puzzle lovers out there. The answers to the clues are scattered about in other blog posts across our website, so print out the puzzle and learn something new today. Enjoy!
What is feng shui?
The Chinese Words "Feng" and "Shui" are literally translated to mean "wind" and "water". The idea behind feng shui is that everything in life is connected and it explores how to create balance in the natural world. Most of the time this is relating to the rooms in your home, but there is no reason why you can't apply some of these rules to your garden too.