How to Protect Your Patio Furniture on Grass

A lush lawn is the star of any backyard. However, patio furniture that sits directly on it will kill its lush green grass over time and could leave indentations or cause other forms of damage to itself.

Moisture from rainwater or garden watering can seep into the legs of rattan effect furniture, leading to mold, mildew, and eventually rot.

Platform or Foundation

A patio foundation can protect both your grass and outdoor furniture while providing more defined space for it. Creating one could involve as little as laying pavers or bricks down, or it might involve building an elevated deck with raised platforms or foundations for year-round seating, protecting the lawn while shielding it from weather damage while protecting its contents from rain and sun exposure.

When selecting a platform or foundation, make sure it does not clash with the design of your yard and is easily portable for maintenance and repairs. This should also enable easy movement of furniture if necessary.

When purchasing patio furniture, make sure it is designed specifically for outdoor use and made from weather-resistant materials such as wood or metal. Exposure to elements can quickly damage outdoor pieces causing faded fabric surfaces or mold growth on upholstery pieces. Select furniture of an appropriate size for your backyard. Oversized pieces can quickly overwhelm a landscape, leading to unbalanced results. A bistro set may be ideal for small gardens looking for outdoor dining solutions. Consider installing an outdoor sofa featuring soft fillings and weather-proof cushions, classic picnic tables, tree swings or hammocks to provide the ultimate relaxing atmosphere in larger backyards.

Tent or Canopy

Tents or canopies provide shelter over patio furniture, protecting it and guests from harsh sunlight. Ideal for parties, weddings or just adding extra shade in the backyard – outdoor canopy options provide plenty of flexibility; from smaller footprint options for events like tailgates to bulk storage solutions they’ll help to keep everyone cool and comfortable year-round!

Add an elegant touch to your tented event by hanging twinkle lights along the entire structure, according to Morgan Childs of Modern Elopement. He suggests this addition as it will bring romanticism and create a soothing environment for your gathering.

Add an eye-catching flourish with cascading florals and greenery to make a tent even more stunning, like this couple did at their New England garden-inspired backyard wedding. Doing this allows a focal point in the middle of your tent that can then be accented with chandeliers for an aesthetically pleasing finish.

Size will depend on how many guests will attend your event; larger tents offer more room for seating, tables, concessions and dance floors while connecting easily with buildings or structures like bridges or pathways. Smaller tents are best used on hard surfaces as they’re suitable for events with less than 100 attendees.

Canopies offer another great choice for casual events. Their open sides make them easier to move around and provide a good alternative to more structured tents; furthermore, canopies tend to be less costly than frame and pole tents.

As part of your tent’s effort to make guests comfortable, Aleah and Nick Valley from Valley & Company Events suggest creating a living area near the dance floor. Their recommendation includes adding large comfy chairs, coffee tables, pews and even rug or chandeliers for added elegance.


Pavers are specifically designed to withstand weather and the elements, with high-quality pieces lasting 50-100 years with proper care. A good paver should last as a support surface for outdoor furniture – they even make great garden seats! With such versatility comes choosing your material of choice whether that be natural looking stone or concrete looks!

Light rattan garden furniture may not cause irreparable damage, but prolonged pressure from chairs or sofas may create indentations in the lawn and lead to bald spots as soft soil cannot support sitting surfaces. Furthermore, shadowing around furniture reduces sunlight needed by greenery for healthy growth – moving it around periodically can help but you will always end up with patches where outdoor chairs or tables have been set down.

To preserve your lawn and prevent legs of rattan furniture sets from sinking into it, try placing paving stones beneath their feet on the floor. The pavers prevent these chairs and couches from digging into the earth and pulling up turf around them; alternatively if you want to increase seating height without disturbing grass beneath, create a short knee wall behind your sofa or arrange it in an accessible corner of a garden bed where it can sit without disturbing its grass foundation.

A well-designed backyard can feel like an extension of your home, inviting you out for relaxation and renewal. Add dining tables and chairs to a patio made from pavers or another material and you have an intimate space for entertaining guests. Decorative touches like planters or pillows in vibrant hues that match rattan furniture add extra style; adding a pergola with clean lines only enhances this effect further.

Temporary Tarp or Rug

Placement of patio furniture directly on grass can kill off or uproot patches of lawn, leading to uneven turf conditions. Furthermore, placing furniture directly onto it could damage its legs by digging into the soil or exerting too much pressure upon its surface – therefore using pavers or creating a deck would be the optimal way to address such problems.

If your yard does not include a patio, tarps and rugs can serve to protect furniture while creating the illusion of an oasis. Since these solutions are temporary in nature, selecting materials like vinyl or polypropylene that resist sun, wind, rain and dirt while providing comfortable seating is key for success.

Rugs can create an enjoyable space, but it’s essential that they be weather-resistant. Companies such as Rugstreet offer moisture-wicking mats designed to let moisture escape so as to not ruin an outdoor rug with water and soil accumulation.

Getting wet soil under your rug could cause it to be sodden and stick to the legs of your furniture, rusting or breaking them over time. This is particularly likely to occur if you live in an area that receives frequent rainfall; wet soil also attracts mildew and mold growth.

Rugs can also serve as an effective patio covering, making it easier to host parties without damaging furniture. Be sure to select a durable material, pat the ground before laying your rug out to ensure that it lies flat on its own surface.