Care & Maintenance

MAINTAINING WOODEN PATIO FURNITURE

Wooden Patio furniture is known for its timeless elegance and beauty. While it is a popular choice based on its aesthetic appeal and durability, it requires regular maintenance like any other piece of furniture.  With winter on its way in South Africa, there is no better time to safeguard your outdoor furniture. However, regardless of the weather, maintaining your patio furniture ensures many years of beautiful outdoor furniture. Here are
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COMPOSTING FOR BEGINNERS

Composting is one of the easiest ways to reduce household waste. Just where does one begin? Firstly, let’s look at what compost is: Compost is organic material that has decomposed. It is made with green waste such as food waste within a household or industrial kitchen setting, or garden cuttings. Using compost improves the quality of the soil in gardens, horticulture and organic farming. Besides reducing green waste, it has
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MAINTAINING METAL PATIO FURNITURE

Metal patio furniture is well known for its sturdy build and elegant aesthetics. However, certain types of metal are prone to a degree of wear and tear. This makes it important to carry out the correct maintenance best suited for each type of metal.
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GARDENS OF THE WORLD-IRELAND

Ireland has an amazing array of flora and fauna which is the reason we chose to feature it in our Gardens of the World series. Some of the most beautiful gardens, of varying sizes are found on this charming island. Beginning with the National Botanical Gardens, an eighteenth century arboretum, to secret gardens surrounding Dublin Buildings, the list is endless!
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HOW TO REJUVENATE OUTDOOR FURNITURE

Is your patio furniture looking a little worse for wear? Years of exposure to the elements will inevitably take its toll. And with our varied climate, you can expect several forms of weathering. Rust, mildew and even sun bleaching are just a few to mention. All of which could turn your once beautiful furniture into an eyesore. Before you pull out your wallet or give your local handyman a call,
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CAN YOU LEAVE PATIO FURNITURE OUT IN THE RAIN?

With winter and the ongoing rainy weather fast approaching the Western Cape, now is the time to look at safeguarding your outdoor furniture.  In other provinces such as Gauteng that experiences summer rainfall, may also benefit by this advice as whatever the season there will be a time where your patio furniture will be out in the rain. But what does that mean for your outdoor furniture? While outdoor furniture
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CLEANING TEAK FURNITURE

Of its many other desirable traits, Teak showcases excellent durability and strength. Being able to withstand extreme temperatures makes it the ideal wood for outdoor furniture. As one of the toughest hardwoods available, Teak is also well suited for larger building projects such as patio decks, other large furniture and even boats. Find out how cleaning teak furniture and caring for it can prolong its life. Teak, which is the
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HOW DO YOU WEATHERPROOF OUTDOOR WOOD FURNITURE

Whether eating lunch outdoors or lazing around the swimming pool enjoying the wonderful outdoor weather during the summer months, choosing outdoor furniture can be rather daunting.  There are so many varieties to choose from and so many aspects to consider when choosing your outdoor furniture. Aluminium outdoor furniture is easy to clean and light to carry around, but should you live in an area where the southeaster wind blows, this
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WHAT IS THE BEST MATERIAL FOR OUTDOOR FURNITURE?

When choosing outdoor furniture, most people want pieces which are comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Another important factor is how well the furniture withstands the outdoor elements. Ultimately outdoor furniture will look stylish, feel comfortable, and need minimal maintenance. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best material for outdoor furniture. Teak There is something beautiful and timeless about wooden furniture, however, not all wood is equal when
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A SUN-SAFE SUMMER

Depending on where you are in South Africa, summer has either come in full speed ahead or is slowly creeping in. Either way, we know that most people are getting excited to be outside again enjoying the warmth of the sun and longer days. It feels great to be out in the warm rays of the sun, saying goodbye to pale winter skin and months of being indoors! However, as
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