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Autumn 'the perfect time' to buy hardwood garden furniture

20/10/2010 Those looking to spruce up their patio without blowing the budget have been urged to buy their hardwood garden furniture set now that autumn has arrived and such items are likely to cost less.

Mark Miles, who recently launched the PatioFurnitureMax website, has said that the end of the summer season, leading into the colder months, is exactly when people should go shopping.

"[Now] is the ideal time to think about rejuvenating your garden and patio furniture collection if you're looking to save money and enjoy end of season clearances. This is the time to shop for garden furniture," he said.

Meanwhile, writing for, Jenn Strathman has suggested shoppers opt for aluminium chairs and tables, rather than a hardwood garden furniture set, as these can stay out all year round.

She explained that a cast aluminium garden furniture set will not be damaged by cold, wet weather in the same way that wicker or steel examples would – but that they should be covered up when not in use, until spring arrives.

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