Caring for Your Garden Furniture

 


Article by: Kevin Mackay

Wood is a natural , Tips for Planting an Outdoor Herb Garden material whose appearance will change , Pesticides when left out of doors. , Gardening with Bamboo The appearance of your furniture , Location, Location, Location: Where to Put Your Water Garden will depend on how you look after it.

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During long dry spells, small cracks may appear in the untreated wood, , Gardening with Bamboo especially on the end grain. These cracks are a perfectly normal characteristic and will not affect the strength of durability of the furniture. , Flag Day: Will You Be Ready? The cracks should disappear once the conditions become damp again.

It is usual for small amounts of sap resin to appear on the surface of the wood , Cocoa Trees in certain climatic conditions. If the resin has crystallised, it can be removed using a stiff brush. If it is sticky to the touch, use a sharp knife to remove the majority of the resin and use white , Step by Step 'Leaf' Stepping Stones spirit to wipe clean the surface affected.

If, however, you would like to preserve the original colour , Earthworms in the Garden/Earthworm Facts of your furniture, , A Look at Fall Flower Bulbs Teak Oil should be applied every three to six weeks. Regular treatments will slow down the weathering process and will minimise surface cracks.

Before re-applying, it is essential that any dirt that may have accumulated be removed by scrubbing with a stiff brush and soapy warm water. , When to Plant Vegetaibles When the furniture , No Dig Gardens - How to Build One is completely dry, any rough areas should be lightly sanded. If the dirt and any excess oil are not removed before re-treatment black areas will appear on the surface where the oil and dirt have mixed.

Finally, apply the oil giving particular care to the end grain, hidden surface areas and any joints or services, any excess oil can be wiped off with a clean cloth.

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