How to Maintain Lawn and Patio Furniture

Furniture designed specifically for lawn and patio use brings indoor comfort outdoors, offering dining, relaxing or entertaining space in any weather condition. Durability and lifespan depend upon multiple factors.

Certain materials require minimal maintenance from season to season, while others need additional time and specialized supplies in order to stay looking their best. If your outdoor seating area includes grass, taking preventative steps can reduce wear-and-tear wear on both furniture and yard alike.

Designate a Separate Space

Lawn and patio furniture should be kept in its own designated space to avoid harming the grass underneath, providing it with enough breathing room and sunlight for growth. Rearranging is important if furniture will stay on direct grass surfaces – this also allows you to explore different seating arrangements in your garden as well as creating cozy nooks that provide shelter from sunlight for reading or conversing.

Lewis offers an impressive selection of outdoor furniture designed to last. Shop online or visit one of our stores today to find something suitable for your backyard!


Pavers are an integral component of any hardscaping project, providing a comfortable and stable surface on which furniture arrangements can take place. Interlocking pavers provide non-slip surface that keeps chair legs from sinking into wet ground while being safer than loose gravel or dirt for both bare feet and tires. Furthermore, pavers help create smoother patio surfaces and enhance the visual aesthetics of outdoor living areas.

Paver materials include concrete, clay or natural stone and come in an assortment of colors – they can even be dyed to meet any specific shade you require – making them easy to coordinate with existing decor or install in patterns such as herringbone, basket weave or running bond installations. Furthermore, pavers are durable enough to endure heavy foot traffic as well as harsh weather conditions while being easy to clean up and even sealable to protect them against fading, water damage and staining.

Making an attractive patio requires more than choosing the ideal material; its layout is equally important. Once you have decided upon shape, size and color of pavers it’s time to arrange them in an appealing design pattern – this may require careful planning as different patterns require specific cuts which could affect how much material is necessary for the project. If necessary consider renting a professional brick saw.

Pavers provide another great advantage to creating an organic and earthy aesthetic in your garden, while adding textural interest with their cut slate look of Mega-Lafitt or natural flagstone appearance of Bergerac from Belgard. These options add textural interest while providing texture-rich designs.

For an earthy and rustic vibe in your patio space, try laying down multiple layers of mulch or pebbles before placing furniture on top. This helps hide the furniture while protecting grass beneath by keeping its healthiest by not overshadowing heavier furniture pieces.

Outdoor Rugs

An outdoor rug is a fantastic way to define seating areas on large decks and create more cozy and welcoming seating arrangements. Additionally, these rugs protect furniture from dirt and moisture build-up, helping reduce wear-and-tear over time. While indoor rugs usually consist of plush fibers that easily disintegrate underfoot, most outdoor rugs are constructed from synthetic and natural materials designed specifically to withstand the elements.

Opt for an outdoor rug in vibrant hues for an eye-catching statement, or choose one in earthy tones to add warmth. Polypropylene rugs are popular choices as they can easily be cleaned by being scrubbed down with a garden hose, eliminating stains while remaining stain-resistant – an excellent option for high traffic areas such as porches and patios.

Ferm Living’s jute and sisal rug provides ample texture without compromising durability, while Loloi’s sand-colored option features black fringe detailing for a versatile feel. If traditional styles are your preference, Annie Selke may have just the solution – its flat-woven polypropylene rug has timeless appeal while its light brown and cream colors blend in well with any existing decor.

Outdoor rugs make an excellent addition to walkways. In Arlington Heights, Illinois, one covered pathway has been enhanced with outdoor rugs to make the functional passageway feel cozy and welcoming – this strategy could even work to define narrow hallways in open floor plans!

To prevent mildew and fungus from growing beneath or between the fibers, make sure you regularly sweep and shake your rug to remove debris. It is also wise to bring it inside when it rains, hanging it outside periodically in the sun to dry, as well as having it professionally cleaned approximately every two or three years – this will reduce how often it needs cleaning while helping avoid unsightly stains!