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The outdoors is a great place to relax and can be made even better by having rattan patio furniture. This is a great way to provide your patio with the upgrade it deserves. This type of patio furniture not only serves as a gathering place, but also helps to bring a certain class and elegance to a typical garden. In addition, having it allows you to have a spacious and warm environment to enjoy the outdoors in the company of your family, friends and neighbors, and to extend your home functionally. Especially when you have a lush back garden or backyard, most people want to bring their rattan garden patio sets in to get more seats and comfort.
However, many people will worry whether they will be affected if they are placed on the well-cared lawn. After all, an elegant back garden cannot be complete without a vibrant lawn in addition to fine furniture accents. Rattan outdoor furniture, as light garden furniture, does not pose much of a problem when placed directly on the grass. However, the long-term pressure of human weight when sitting on the seat can still have an impact. Therefore, in this article we will focus on the impact of putting rattan effect patio furniture on grass and give you some tips on how to place it on the grass with minimal damage.
The impact of putting it on the grass
Green garden can not only improve your quality of life, but also play an ecological role. Putting rattan effect furniture on the grass for a long time will cause some problems. If you want to put it directly in the grass, here are some things you might consider.
1. Destroy your beautiful lawn
The legs of rattan patio table and chairs can damage the turf if they are pressed against the grass for a long time. This is true even for very light rattan garden furniture. You can end up with mottled yellow and brown grass. Also combined with a lack of sunlight, the grass may die when faced with shade or when crushed by furniture. And the area will also get extra foot traffic, which means you will inevitably trample the grass. This will result in bald patches throughout the garden. Therefore, unless you plan to move your furniture around the garden on a weekly basis or so, the grass will suffer greatly.
2. Cause an uneven surface
Grass is usually neither firm nor dry. Therefore, a rattan patio furniture set that is placed directly on the grass is likely to tilt at an angle, depending on the softness of the grass surface. It may not seem like much, but over the long term the problem will become apparent. These are subtle, imperceptible changes, especially if you are used to dining on a flat table. And these uneven surfaces can lead to minor accidents and cause some injuries to your family.
3. Damage to the furniture itself
Not only can you damage the lawn, but putting rattan effect furniture on the grass can also damage its own legs. Due to rainfall and watering of the garden, moisture is sure to reach the legs of the rattan style furniture and damage them. Especially if your rattan style patio furniture is not weatherproof. Not only that, but as the base of the furniture sinks deeper into the ground, a space will appear in between, leaving it covered in dirt and mud, which will slowly damage the furniture itself.
Best methods to put it on the grass
As we all know, garden grass is uneven, rugged and has some soft surfaces. Fortunately, there are some ways to minimize the damage to the grass when it is placed on or around the grass.
1. Use of pavers
Placing pavers on the feet of rattan outdoor furniture is a very useful technique to ensure that the base does not sink into the ground. Although expensive, it is a safe way of not damaging the base of the furniture. If you have no choice but to keep it on the grass, this is the best solution. Also in some cases, such as rattan chairs, we need to secure the legs to prevent them from slipping. It is also a good idea to put a piece of plywood on the ground. However, you will have to move them from time to time.
2. Use of outdoor flooring
This outdoor flooring solution is both attractive and long-lasting. You can consider anything from faux tiles to carpeted plastic to suit the look you want. These outdoor decking can add more stability to your rattan patio table and chairs. It's also an opportunity to try out a new garden look.
Finally, try to avoid putting this type of furniture on grass if you can. If you have no other choice, you can refer to the placement tips provided for you above. Your garden will stay beautiful due to the green and healthy lawn. And you won't have to worry about damaging your furniture.
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