Make the Most of the Autumn Sun with Your Rattan Garden Furniture

18th September 2018

Make the Most of the Autumn Sun with Your Rattan Garden Furniture

Just because the kids have gone back to school and summer is over, doesn't mean you can't continue to enjoy your garden. We're lucky to get some warm, sunny days throughout autumn and there couldn't be a better time to sit outside. If you've got a rattan garden furniture set, don't store it away just yet. Be careful though, authentic rattan should not be kept out in bad weather as it isn't waterproof. For advice on storing your garden furniture, check out this blog post. But if you've got synthetic rattan, you can get away with keeping it outside for a little longer. Keep reading for our top tips on making the most of your garden during this time of year.

Keep your garden looking nice

Get into a regular routine throughout autumn (September - November) of sweeping up the leaves in your garden and on your driveway. Allowing leaves to build up - and they will - will not only take away the relaxation of your surroundings but also look pretty messy, too. If you enjoy chilling out in the garden, it's up to you to keep it accessible and attractive. After the long, dry summer we've had, you'll need to start mowing the lawns again now the rain is coming down in buckets. Whenever we get a dry day, schedule some time in to mow. You'll thank yourself later. It might be worth using a grass treatment like nitrogen 'feed' that will strengthen your lawn for the coming year. For those with a patio or decking, make sure you've cleared away any dropped leaves and used a power washer to keep it looking nice over the winter.

Take care of your garden furniture

Now that you've tackled the garden itself, you should focus on the furniture. Synthetic rattan is easily wiped down if it's gotten a little dirty - check out our in-depth guide to cleaning your rattan furniture here. Real rattan garden furniture can be used on dry days but we'd recommend keeping it in your conservatory or stored away throughout the colder seasons. Ensure that your soft furnishings and cushions are kept indoors when your furniture set isn't in use. When a sunny autumn day comes around and you want to enjoy your lunch outside, you can bring your cushions outside to use. Wash and dry them after use if they get dirty and remember to store them inside again. They're not weatherproof like your artificial rattan furniture!

Embrace the last of this year's sun

Your garden's looking great, your furniture is too. Now it's time to truly enjoy that autumn sun! If it isn't particularly warm, why not treat yourself to boozy hot chocolates or spiced lattes? These drinks are perfect for the coming months and will get you in the autumnal mood. In terms of food, try a hearty stew and some fresh bread to serve to guests or even brave a barbecue if the weather permits!

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