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4 Tips for Protecting Your Outdoor Space During Bad Weather

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They say a man's home is his castle, which makes our backyard and other outdoor spaces kind of like our royal garden. Some even go a step further and create their own slice of heaven , complete with comfy chairs, fluffy pillows and a fancy grill. The problem is that while our flowers and green patches enjoy a bit of rain and lots of sunlight, being exposed to the elements tends to put a significant amount of wear on our outdoors furniture, and we definitely want to take steps to protect it. Since this requires a bit of planning and some hard work, let's jump right in and look at some effective tactics for weather-proofing our lovely outdoors space.

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Move Your Outdoor Items to Storage for Colder Weather

This is very easy to do and you will ensure that your outdoor furniture lives a long and happy life. Winterizing is a smart step to protecting all of your stuff during the colder months of fall and winter, when it keeps raining or snowing all the time and temperatures tend to drop really low. There's basically two paths you can take here; move all the items that might get damaged somewhere warm and dry, e.g. the basement, or simply go with furniture covers. These covers are a light and quick solution, so you can use them for unplanned emergencies like quick summer showers, thunderstorms that come out of nowhere and so on. Good covers will protect your furniture from all kinds of bad weather and keep away all the gunk, mud and different kinds of particles that can be difficult to clean off later and might even scratch up your furniture.

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Do Some Preventive Maintenance

Do Some Preventive Maintenance

One part of taking care of your outdoor furniture in bad weather involves cleaning and caring for it, but first in normal weather. Regardless of whether your outdoor space is equipped with top-of-the-line equipment or with some pieces that are more durable, you should practice some preventative maintenance regularly, by cleaning your outdoor items. Many experts recommend regular cleaning for your outdoor furniture, and this doesn’t take a lot of time or effort.

For vinyl, aluminum or plastic, use a bucket of soapy and hot water and a sponge to scrub everything off. For other fabric like canvas, you can try an upholstery cleaner that was especially made for that material. Every time you clean your outdoor furniture, make sure to rinse it thoroughly and let it dry completely before you store it somewhere dry.

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Basic Grill Maintenance

Ahh, the grill, it's a man's pride and joy, and the focal point of any backyard gathering, which is why you need to take special care of it. The first thing you need to do is get your hands dirty andclean the grill thoroughly. The best thing to do is to heat it up first, so that all those tough stains soften up, then break it down and use a heavy-duty grill cleaner on all the parts, making sure to put some muscle into it as you brush. When not in use, you can put the tank in the shed and either cover the grill or find a nice dry place for it in your yard.

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Place an Umbrella above Seating Areas

Place an Umbrella above Seating Areas

Sitting outside in hot summer days is much more enjoyable when you are able to do it in a shade. Adding structures that will provide shade to your outdoor space has other benefits too – it protects your furniture from the sun and other harsh weather conditions. Today you are able to find shade options and umbrellas that are specially designed to be wind resistant and this is something that will be ideal in protecting your outdoor items during the most blustery months.

Now, all this mind sound like quite a bit of work, and it kind of is, but if you get to it on time you can save yourself a lot of trouble down the road; no one likes moving things around in the dead of winter and shoveling tons of snow off their furniture then drying it out. Keep these simple tips in mind, don't let yourself get lazy and you'll keep all your outdoor furniture in perfect shape for that next spring barbecue session.

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