With strong winds comes the threat of losing your valuable outdoor furniture – an outcome no one wants to face. This doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy your beautiful outdoor furnishings whilst the weather isn’t great. There are some simple, cost-effective solutions that’ll help prevent the odds of your furniture being carried off in the wind. Read on to find out how to stop your garden furniture blowing away in strong winds.
Tie furniture down with bungee cords
The easiest way to stop garden furniture from blowing away is to secure it down with bungee cords. Bungee cords are incredibly strong and weather resistant – not to mention they’re easy to use. Simply wrap a bungee cord or bungee strap around your furniture and secure it to the ground or to other pieces of furniture. Alternatively, use bungee cords to secure tarpaulin if there’s going to be heavy rain accompanying the windy weather.
Bungee cords come in a variety of colours and thicknesses, meaning it’s easy to tailor to your garden’s aesthetic. Not only will bungee cords provide a practical solution to harsh weather, they are more subtle than bulky furniture covers, so your outdoor furniture can still look great, no matter the season. If your garden furniture has specific needs, you can also order custom bungee cords to find the perfect fit for the job.
Create a windbreak from plants
If you’re a lover of plants, then creating a windbreak is a fun and attractive way to stop garden furniture blowing away. A windbreak can be created with tall plants – strong hedges are the best for combatting heavy gusts. Although not 100% effective, windbreaks are a handy solution if you don’t have much shelter in your garden. Plus, they can look beautiful and can be customised with plants of your choice.
Use heavy-duty furniture covers
Furniture covers are a simple way of protecting your furniture from the elements, be it rain, wind or snow. A good quality, heavy-duty furniture cover will help to stop your garden furniture from blowing away. Although these can be pricey, you shouldn’t try to skimp on costs by buying a furniture cover that’s thin or poorly made – you’ll likely end up spending more money to keep replacing them.
You can also use your trusty bungee cords to make sure they’re extra secure. Wrapping bungee cords around your furniture is a good way to stop your garden furniture covers from blowing away.
Weigh furniture down with sandbags
Sandbags have many uses around the home, including weighing down your furniture to stop it blowing away. Use a strong bungee cord to secure sandbags to the bases of your furniture – this will prevent furniture from lifting off in strong winds. You can also use sandbags alongside furniture covers, by placing them on top of the furniture to add some extra weight that’ll keep your garden furniture grounded.
Position your furniture in the corner
If you need an immediate solution and don’t happen to have any bungee cords or furniture covers to hand, simply moving your garden furniture can help to stop it blowing away. Move your furniture into a corner or against a wall, where it has the most shelter from the wind. However, take caution not to place furniture against glass walls or any materials that could break easily. The force of the wind against your furniture may cause the wall to break, so ensure that you place it next to a sturdy wall.
You can also stack your furniture to fit it into the corner – this is helpful if you have a small outdoor area. Make sure that furniture is safely stacked and isn’t at risk of blowing over. It’s only recommended to stack furniture if it can properly fit together. For example, don’t try to balance a flimsy chair on top of a table – this will probably blow straight off. If you are stacking your furniture, be sure to secure it with bungee cords to keep it stable and prevent your pile from crashing down. This could even cause extra damage to your furniture, which no one wants.
Protecting your home and garden against the weather is a top priority for most people. A bungee cord is the perfect tool for almost any issue – paired with bungee accessories, there’s very little you can’t do! Get in touch with us to find out more about our high-quality bungee cords.