May 09, 2022 3 min read
With spring approaching, it's time to enjoy your backyard, sit on the porch swing, enjoy outdoor dining, or just show off your beautiful rattan effect garden furniture. However, spring also means the arrival of pollen season. If you have garden furniture, you know how quickly it can get covered in pollen. Not only does this make it difficult to enjoy your outdoor space, but it's also bad for your furniture. When pollen develops quickly, it usually develops into mold and leaves an irritating yellow stain.
Meanwhile, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pollen is the grain or tiny seeds of flowering plants, trees and grasses. Wind helps spread pollen everywhere. For people with hay fever, pollen is not good news. It can cause red, watery or itchy eyes and a runny nose, and can trigger asthma in some people. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to clean pollen off a rattan garden table and chairs and make it look brand new. Below you will find some tips on how to keep pollen away rattan effect furniture.
Install a screen
The most straightforward way to prevent pollen from falling onto your rattan garden sofa set and onto your patio is to surround your patio with a screen. Of course, if your patio is already screened, this is not necessary. This helps minimize the amount of pollen that enters your deck and subsequently lands on your furniture. It will also protect your patio from flying insects and pests, leaving you in a much safer space. However, the main disadvantage of this method is that it can be very expensive and difficult to set up, especially when you have a large patio.
If you have accidentally accumulated some pollen on your rattan effect furniture, you will need to clean the pollen on it in time. Before you clean it, you can find out what are the mistakes to avoid when cleaning your rattan garden sofa, which will ensure that you do not damage your furniture while cleaning it. First, remove any loose particles with a vacuum cleaner. Then, rinse the rattan with a garden hose. For best results, scrub with a mixture of water and vinegar, a mixture that removes pollen and mold because of their anti-fungal properties. Wet your furniture with the detergent mixture and then wait 10 minutes before scrubbing. This will give the acid in the vinegar time to erode the pollen and kill any bacteria on contact. If you need to clean pollen from the glass surface of a rattan table, you may want to use a coarse sponge instead of a paper towel or cloth, as the pollen can be sticky.
Use the furniture cover
Using the patio furniture cover is a great way to prevent pollen from spreading on your garden furniture. This will not only keep out dust particles, but also bugs and other insects that can make you severely allergic. Although this method will not remove any pollen already stuck to your furniture, it will prevent the formation of a new layer of pollen if applied carefully in advance. At the same time the cover will not only prevent pollen from entering your furniture, but it will also prevent rain, dirt and snow from entering the corners. So your rattan garden furniture is always clean and ready for use and helps reduce your pollen removal workload each spring.
Install a misting system
Usually, fogging systems are installed to create a cooler, more comfortable outdoor environment during the hot summer months. They achieve their eponymous name by spraying a light mist of water on the patio. Misting systems are also a great way to control the spread of pollen and can effectively help control pollen on your rattan garden furniture. Misting removes impurities from the air, such as dust and pollen. This is especially useful for those with allergies. It also helps remove dust mites, smoke, which are some of the major pollutants in the air. Also misting deters insects such as mosquitoes, flies, bees and wasps. You will be protected from insect-borne diseases, as some of them host vectors that spread some deadly diseases, in case they bite you. But there is no doubt that this is also a method that needs to pay a certain cost.
Although pollen can become very annoying and messy, as you can see from the methods described above, it is not difficult to remove it. With these quick tips, you can enjoy your rattan effect garden furniture worry-free all year round. Of course, we recommend remembering to cover your nose, mouth and eyes when cleaning, especially if you have allergies.
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