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Protect your hardwood garden furniture set from moisture

11/08/2010 Hard wood garden furniture should be positioned away from sprinklers to avoid any water damage, one blog has advised.

The How to do Things blog recommended protecting your hard wood garden furniture set from moisture to prevent the wood rotting. This includes making sure that no plants and creepers are growing too close to the furniture, as these will attract and retain water.

Mildew can also be a problem on hardwood garden furniture and cause stains. To prevent this happening, the blog advised power washing tables and chairs when you first notice the mildew beginning to develop.

"After this process, treat the furniture with water repellent substances to prevent mildew from forming again," it added.

Garden designer Michelle Wake suggested recently that when you are updating your garden one of the first things you should do is clean your permanent fixtures, including your hard wood garden furniture set.

She also advised getting rid of any accessories or ornaments that are out of date.  ADNFCR-3488-ID-800021049-ADNFCR

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