How to Choose the Best Garden Furniture for Your Home

 
If you have a home, you will probably be looking for the right style for both its interior and exterior. This can be a very fun thing to do since you have the freedom on what furniture to choose, especially furniture that can match the overall design of your home.

In this case, if you are choosing the type of furniture to consider for your home’s garden, here are some great guidelines to help you. Check out this piece of information below:
 
Consider Using Wrought Iron
This type of outdoor furniture can provide a classic look for your garden. It is heavy enough to withstand the strong winds and it mostly comes in modern colors and finishes, not to mention the fact that the design is purely romantic to look at. If you don’t plan on moving any of your garden furniture anytime soon, then this is a perfect choice. Just make sure to store it during the winter season to safeguard it from rust. Lastly, make sure to consider wrought iron that is powder-coated and has a UV-resistant finish for an extra layer of protection from the outdoors as well.
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 Fabric
If you want to brighten up your garden furniture even more then choosing a fabric can be the best way to start. You can try adding some cushions, throwing in some throw pillows, or even putting a couch-like piece to make your garden furniture even more relaxing.
 
But then again, since this will be placed outdoors, it is important that the fabric that you will be using has a strong resistance to outdoor elements. You need to find the ideal fabric to use that can withstand outdoor elements like UV rays, mildew, moisture, and staining. A spun polyester fabric with a UV protective coating can dry faster and is not that expensive. But if you want, you can try covering it when unused to ensure that it can be totally protected from the rain, snow, and sunlight.
 
Add In Some Umbrellas
Your garden furniture will be a delightful scene to look at if it has some umbrellas on it. This can go well on the tables that you will be setting up in your garden setting. Apart from being a useful piece of furniture, it can also add some pattern and touch to such a monochromatic space. But one thing you should note though about umbrellas is that they need to be closed whenever it gets windy outside. Leaving it open during harsh winds can cause the umbrella to fly around and probably hit something that may cost you some money.
During the decision-making process of choosing your garden furniture, make sure to make it as fun as possible. This is the only way that you will get creative and enjoy your shopping. Make sure to also consult with your family members so you will know that whatever you have chosen is something that everyone will love. read more……

Handy Tips on Painting Garden Furniture

 
Painting garden furniture is an easy task that you can make as a DIY or a Do It Yourself project. But before doing so, you have to make sure that you have everything you need. The key in making a DIY project a success is to be prepared. So before buying paint and taking out your brush and rollers, make sure that you read these handy painting tips.

The Weather
The weather is one of the first things that you have to check if you are planning do some outdoor painting job. Check the weather forecast on that day and the next few days to come. If it says that the sun will be shining high and bright, then you can push your plan through, but if the clouds are starting to turn gray and rain is about to fall, then you may want to postpone your painting project.
 
If you want, you can take the garden furniture that need repainting inside your garage or your house, but these will of course take additional effort and time, not to mention an overcrowded space.
 
If the weather is too windy, then that might be not a good time to spray paint garden furniture either. Generally, a temperature of 21 ºC with a humidity of 50% is the best weather condition to do your garden painting.
 
The Painting Materials

 
The things that you need will depend on the state of your furniture and the materials they are made of, whether they are made of wood, plastic or metal. If you are going to repaint a wood or metal furniture that has a peeling or loose paint, it is better to remove the old paint first for better adhesion. You can use steel wool, sandpaper, wire brush scraper or stripper to remove the old peeling paint. If you are sanding a latex paint, a simple damp rag can do the work.
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If you are going to use brush-on paint, you should consider using a primer first before applying a fresh coat of paint. When priming, you should use a paintbrush with good quality. Make sure that you choose the right kind of brush for the paint that you are going to use. Oil-based paints usually require a different bristle than latex paint, and the label of the brush will specify this. You can use a roller when painting flat surfaces like tabletops. This is to help minimize brush marks.
 
The Type of Paint You Should Use
If you have plastic garden furniture, use paint that is specifically designed to stick with hard to bond or plastic surfaces. If you have wicker or rattan furniture, spray paint tends to get into the grooves easily and have a better, neater looking finish. For metal furniture, it would be better to use paints that are rust-proof. Read the directions on the label for a better use of the product, this is to ensure proper adhesion to your furniture’s surface.
 
So there you go, a few handy tips to help you out in your garden furniture painting. It’s time to roll your sleeves. Have fun! visit brianatwoodshop for more……

Grow your own Fruits!

Growing Fruit:
When making your garden plan and you have decided to include fruit to be grown somewhere in your garden, first of all decide, regardless of whether you like the fruit, why you intend to grow, have you got a use for it, can you afford the space, time and effort involved in growing it and then if you intend to sell or trade this fruit, will you get a a viable return on this fruit. But if of course if you have the time and space and want it/like it to include in your diet then why not?
The reason this has to be worked out is very simple is that fruit is not an essential item, although a good source of Vitamin C, so are vegetables and any vegetables grown in the area of where you intend to grow fruit, will give you probably just as much Vitamin C and just as good a product in a shorter time with less effort. The exception for this would be strawberries which is a money making, easy to grow cash crop.
One way of getting a return on your fruit is by turning it into another viable product such as jam or wine. This way the excesses can be stored cheaply and sold or traded for cash or other products which will be needed elsewhere. If you have the space by all means grow some fruit.
Strawberries will give you a return in the first year but nearly all the other fruit you will be waiting for 2 years minimum before you can harvest a decent crop. Apples are another fruit crop which there is a demand for or you could make other products with.
 
Very Important:
Your food growing venture has to be efficient, cost effective and have zero waste, this can only be done by making a plan and sticking to it but also allowing for mishaps and disasters. It is better to produce far too much food than you need as long as that excess food is put back into other food production like animals so reducing the amount of bought in animal food, it is pointless to dump or compost excess food. So the keeping of animals is important for ensuring that your fruit and vegetable growing plan is efficient and has zero waste, or the trading of this excess food which can be used as animal feed to someone who can provide you with meat.
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If you are growing your own food for yourself or to sell and it gets wasted through lack of sales or excess production, what is the point if you are causing more food to be thrown away than what you would normally be doing if buying from a supermarket, or causing more energy to be used in your little venture than what would be used in a more efficient operation?
Fruit Growing Costs:
Besides the initial seed costs or tree costs of your fruit bushes and plants, there are many other costs involved such as the costs of your polytunnel, your tools, your wheel barrow, bamboo canes, wooden stakes, string etc etc. All these costs have to be included and divided over the time that they will last to renewal or repair and that price added on to the “True” or “Real” cost of your fruit.
If you are producing for yourself then this at least gives an insight to what this fruit growing venture is actually costing you. If you intend to barter or sell your fruit produce then these figures are essential so that you know you aren’t giving your fruit away or trading at a loss.
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Where To Buy And How To Maintain Garden Furniture

 

Life is more fun if you also spend it outside as much as you spend it in your home. If you have a garden in your home and if you want your experience outside to be as pleasurable, if not more, as the interior of your abode, you can highlight the experience with comfortable garden furniture. Naturally, after a day’s work, you go home with the intention to relax. If you want your relaxation more fun and enjoyable, you can spend it in your garden. You can just sit and relax, with a cup of coffee in your hand, and enjoy the beauty of your garden with comfortable and stylish garden furniture. If your garden is equipped with the right furniture, inviting your relatives and loved ones in your home would be easy.
You then will have another functional space to entertain your guests and visitors. Purchasing When you are ready to buy a set of furniture for your garden, it is important to remember to purchase one that complements your interior furniture. You can easily browse online for manufacturers and suppliers of garden furniture to find a suitable furniture design and make for your garden. The internet is the best tool to find a variety of options. With the hundreds of options presented to you, you can easily make comparisons and contrasts the value the furniture at hand. You can compare the prices, the materials, and specifications of the furniture. Finding the suitable furniture for your garden would be easier this way.
You can then decide if you would go for wooden furniture, metal furniture, or rattan furniture for your garden. Maintenance Maintaining your garden furniture is as essential as choosing quality furniture. Without any knowledge about maintaining this kind of furniture would shorten the life of your fixtures. It is a fact that garden furniture is exposed to elements that can contribute to its life span. Make sure that you are cleaning and maintaining it on a regular interval, and that chlorine, bleach, and solvents are not excessively used. The excessive use of these compounds can encourage staining and fading. Cleaning and maintaining your garden furniture can be done with a pale of water mixed with a mild detergent or disinfectant.
 

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You can wipe your furniture evenly with a brush with this solution. If you are using pressure water hose, it should be set low. If you don’t know how to maintain your garden furniture, it is important that you ask the manufacturer about it. Educate yourself and conduct proper research. The life of your garden furniture depends on your hands.
Teak is an old favorite in the garden furniture industry. However, rattan is closely catching up to its popularity. Garden furniture also comes with wrought iron and plastic. Either wooden garden furniture or
other type of garden furniture you buy, it is important that you purchase one that complements your garden and your home. Additionally, it is important that you know how to maintain your new garden installment to make it last longer. discover more……

Alexander Rose: The Ocean Collection

More than two decades in the industry, the brand name Alexander Rose has become synonymous with the words high quality, innovation and durability. This is a label and a company that takes great pride on their products. Alexander Rose aims to design and to deliver outdoor furnitures that will make you feel as comfortable and as at home as you can possibly be in your garden, which is why even after decades in the industry, they still continue to work hard to give their customer beautiful furnitures that were built to last. Their in-house designs are committed to the strength, integrity and durability of their products.
Alexander Rose started to make a name in the business of garden bench furnitures with their fine timber made furnishings, but years went by and their customers started to grow. This inspired the company to also want to grow as a furniture brand. Because Alexander Rose wants to offer you the finest furnitures, the kind that deserves to grace the most beautiful gardens all over the world, they started to expand their collections and the Weave Collection is the one that they launched in the year 2006. Now, almost a decade after they invested in outdoor weave furnitures, they already have three very impressive ranges composed of a blend of traditional and modern garden furnitures that cater to different kinds of style, conditions and environment.
Alexander Rose has a factory in the island of Cebu in the Philippines. It is where they make their high quality woven furnishings. Their factory strictly implements the best practices that adhere to environmental policies. The synthetic rattan and the aluminum raw materials that they use in making woven outdoor furnitures are not only of great quality, but are environment-friendly as well. One of the collections from Alexander Rose’s Range of woven material is the Ocean Collection.
Ocean Collection
The Ocean Collection offers high quality and very luxurious outdoor furnishings that were inspired by, as the name of the collection suggests, the ocean. If you want to spice up the look of your outdoor space, then get something from this collection. Inspired by the sea and everything in it, the Ocean Collection will bring an aquatic touch to your garden. The design of the furnitures from this collection features sun beds that are shaped like fish and swing seats with a canopy shaped like wave.

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Here are some of the furnitures that are available in the Ocean Collection:
Chairs
You can get an Ocean Maldives Armchair with Cushion, an Ocean Fiji Stacking Side Chair, an Ocean Fiji Stacking Armchair with an Open Back or an Ocean Wave Armchair from this collection.
Tables
The Ocean Collection has a variety of woven tables available like the Ocean Maldives Coffee Table, an Ocean Fiji Table with Glass, an Ocean Wave Table with Glass, an Ocean Fiji Side Table and an Ocean Fiji Bistro Table.
Other Furnitures
There are also other fun looking and high quality furnitures available from this collection like the Ocean Surf Sunbed, the Ocean Round Daybed, the Ocean Relax Hut with Cushion and a lot more.
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