9 Ways To Get Patio Furniture To Stay In Place


Do I Get My Patio Furniture To Stay In Place?

Inclement weather conditions can cause your patio furniture to blow around your garden. Securing it in place will keep the furniture from becoming damaged while saving you time that would otherwise be spent running after the furniture spreads around the garden.

You can employ nine methods to ensure your patio furniture remains where it should be. Firstly, ensuring you purchase heavy furniture will make a big difference. Barring this, you can plant a windbreak, secure it with bungee cords or anchors, or use simple sandbags to weigh it down. Below are a list of nine possible options to help you keep your furniture in place.

9 Ways To Get Patio Furniture To Stay In Place

  1. Purchase Heavy Outdoor Furniture
  2. Deck Down Anchors
  3. Plant A Windbreak
  4. Stack Your Furniture
  5. Weighted Umbrella Bases
  6. Heavy-duty Furniture Covers
  7. Earthquake Gel
  8. Sandbags
  9. Stake & Anchor

Patio furniture is a major asset that brings a different dimension of enjoyment to your outdoor living spaces. You must protect these investments as far as possible. This includes preventing the furniture from being blown around. You should also keep your furniture safe from sun damage, rain, and the accumulation of dirt.

How Do I Get My Patio Furniture To Stay In Place?

Several options are available to you that will help keep your patio furniture in place when the weather makes a turn for the worst. Some of these methods are more expensive than others, and some are more long-term solutions than quick fixes. 

You will find the best solution for your circumstances by investigating the different options. This includes the specific aspects of your outdoor space and the furniture itself.

1. Purchase Heavy Outdoor Furniture

urchase Heavy Outdoor Furniture

Suppose you have not yet purchased your outdoor furniture. In that case, you are in a fortunate position. You can specifically select furniture that will not easily be moved when the weather takes a turn for the worst.

Some materials used in outdoor furniture are heavier and, therefore, less easy for the wind to move than others. When purchasing your furniture, bear this in mind.

Check the weight of the furniture when viewing it. If it is difficult for you to pick up, it will be equally difficult for the wind to move it. Heavy materials less likely to be affected by strong winds are wrought iron, dense and solid wood, solid steel, and cast aluminum.

2. Deck Down Anchors

Deck Down Anchors are specifically produced to keep outdoor furniture in place. Remember that these will only work if your outdoor area has a deck and not another floor finish.

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These cleverly-designed anchors are secured to the legs of the furniture in question, and then the other end is slid through the anchor attached to the deck itself. While these devices are great at keeping your furniture in place, it can become more difficult to move the furniture whenever necessary.

3. Plant A Windbreak

Plant A Windbreak

While this is more of a long-term solution than a quick fix, a windbreak can go a long way in keeping your furniture in place. This less direct approach requires no intervention with the actual furniture.

By planting a windbreak along the windward side of the property, you will significantly reduce the amount of wind that can pass through the space. The furniture is far less likely to be moved around with less wind in your outdoor areas.

A planted windbreak has the added advantage of significantly boosting the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor spaces by creating a green barrier that simultaneously provides privacy.

4. Stack Your Furniture

Stack Your Furniture

While this is not the ideal solution, as it will require you to move your furniture every time the wind becomes strong, stacking your outdoor furniture may be a temporary solution that will not require any financial expenditure.

By stacking your furniture in a corner, you are keeping it away from the direct forces of the wind, making it less likely to be moved should the wind start to pick up in strength. The added advantage of stacking your furniture is that you will increase the weight, making it more difficult for the wind to move.

5. Weighted Umbrella Bases

How Do I Get My Patio Furniture To Stay In Place?

If the only item of outdoor furniture that needs weighing down is your umbrella, always ensure you opt for a weighted umbrella base. These bases are made of excellent materials such as granite or concrete, or they are hollow and filled with either sand or water to give them the weight they need to stay in place.

A hefty umbrella base also presents the opportunity for other items to be attached to it to anchor these items down.

6. Heavy-Duty Furniture Covers

Heavy-duty furniture covers to protect your furniture from dirt, moisture, and any other adverse effects of inclement weather. They can also allow the wind to pass over the furniture without causing it to be lifted or moved. 

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With a cover in place, the entire furniture set can also be tied together to add further security. This can be achieved by using bungee cords to ensure the items all remain attached as best as possible.

7. Earthquake Gel

This ingenious substance was invented to prevent glass surfaces from sliding and breaking during earthquakes. It can be applied to the bases of furniture items to ensure they remain in place. Bear in mind that this can make it difficult to move the furniture with any regularity.

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8. Sandbags

Sandbags

This is somewhat unattractive, but it remains simultaneously effective and affordable. Placing sandbags on top of your outdoor furniture will increase its overall weight, thus preventing it from being easily lifted off the ground during strong wind conditions. 

It is always best to use sandbags when you have furniture covers in place, as these will protect the furniture from being damaged by the sandbags.

9. Stake & Anchor

Stake & Anchor
Stake & Anchor

If your outdoor furniture is placed on grass, you can use stakes driven into the ground (whether steel or timber) and then attach these stakes to the legs of the furniture. This will ensure that the furniture remains in place no matter the weather.

Conclusion

Previously, you might have thought it was a complete lost cause. You would have to resign to collecting your windblown furniture from several locations around the garden whenever the weather turns bad. Thankfully, several options are available to you that will assist in keeping your patio furniture in place no matter the weather conditions.

Alex

Hi there! I’m Alex, the one behind this website. I ran and operated a Local Furniture Store in Southern California. The store opened in 2010, during the “Great Recession,” It is still thriving today; however, I have dedicated my time to helping our online customer base. My primary focus is to help you with all your furniture & mattress questions.

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