At Fishpools, we stock a gorgeous variety of comfortable, durable and weather-resistant garden cushions to give your garden furniture an added touch of cosiness and charm. Our garden cushions come in a wide range of sizes, materials and fine fabric finishes, which allows you to choose the perfect pieces to match your home décor and garden setting!
From textilene cushion covers filled with fast dry foam to hard-wearing woven cushions made of top quality fabrics, we offer something for everyone’s outdoor furniture needs. Our outdoor cushions are hand-woven, UV protected, mould resistant, and suitable for all types of weather, which means that you can leave them outdoors all year around without having to worry about discolouration or deterioration over time.
Storage tips to keep your cushions looking perfect
Our outdoor cushions are made to withstand all seasons and daily wear and tear. However, it’s important to bear in mind that garden furniture can become mouldy and musty over time if not stored appropriately when not in use.
Outdoor cushions are also prone to infestation by pests, which can cause significant damage to the fabric and interior filling. Learning how to store garden cushions correctly will help you to keep your cushions looking and feeling sumptuously comfortable for years to come.
Here are our top tips on storing garden cushions.
1. Wash and dry your garden cushions properly
Our garden cushions are made from weather-proof fabrics and finishes that are virtually maintenance free. However, giving your cushions a thorough wash can help to keep them looking great, especially if you plan on storing them for long periods of time. Even if you keep your garden cushions out of the rain, they can still accumulate dirt, grime, moisture and pollen, which can damage the fabric while they are in storage.
The best way to clean your cushions will depend on whether or not the fabric exteriors can be removed. Start by removing the cushions from their bases and using a broom or hand brush to sweep away any visible debris. Check the manufacturer’s tag for cleaning instructions and follow them closely.
You can machine-wash removable covers and allow them to air dry in the sun, but if the covers can’t be removed, simply scrub the exterior fabric with a soft brush and a gentle detergent to remove dirt build-up.
2. Treat mould and mildew
It’s also important to check for any signs of mould and mildew growth. If you do note any growth, treat it with a fabric-safe mould removal product or a mixture of white vinegar and water.
Rinse away suds with a hose or a bucket of water and allow the cushions to air dry on a warm day. Never store your garden cushions while they are damp.
3. Keep your cushions waterproofed
Even if you have purchased waterproof garden cushions, you may still need to waterproof them every couple of years. Buy a quality waterproofing spray and follow the instructions. Spot-test the product before using it on the entire cushion to avoid potential damage.
4. Choose the right containers for storage
The next step for storing your garden cushions is to keep them somewhere where they won’t be affected by moisture and pests. You could use airtight containers and moisture-absorbing packets, strong fabric storage bags, tarps, plastic bags, and even blankets to keep your garden cushions protected while in storage.
If you are storing them during a period of high humidity, it’s recommended that you use breathable storage bags, sheets or blankets to prevent mould growth.
5. Store your cushions in a dry place
Your storage area for your garden cushions should be clean, dry, and ideally off the ground. Choose a cool, well-ventilated environment and keep your cushions out of direct sunlight to keep them in great condition for the next season.
Find stunning garden furniture at Fishpools
Browse our collection of Garden Furniture online to find beautiful, stylish, weather-resistant garden furniture and cushions for your outdoor space.
Once you’ve found your perfect match, use the tips above to keep your garden cushions looking and feeling brand new!