Garden Furniture

All you ever needed to know about garden furniture. From cleaning and maintenance to buying advice and the latest trends. Lazy Susan specialise predominantly in metal garden furniture, specifically cast aluminium garden and patio furniture, but we are expanding our rattan range to cater for popular demand. However, we blog about metal, timber, plastic and rattan outdoor furniture and basically everything else you can think of when it comes to the patio and garden.

End of summer outdoor furniture maintenance routine

I’ve posted a few end of summer outdoor furniture maintenance tips on our social media channels over the last few weeks or so. The weather has certainly taken a turn for the worse recently. It feels like it has not stopped raining for weeks now, and the other morning I went out to find a frost. No deicer for the car windows had the kids and I sat there for 10 minutes while we waited for the heaters to do the job. I have since stocked up on said deicer. So I think this weekend is the weekend I give up on the chance of us seeing another Indian Summer. Weather permitting, I’ll tidy up the garden, give the grass a final cut, and give my Lazy Susan furniture a little TLC

The latest in outdoor furniture design

As we come to the end of the 2019 summer season, I thought it might be nice to share some of the latest in outdoor furniture design pieces that we’ve seen this year from some of our industries leading designers. These are pieces we’ve spotted at this years furniture expos and garden shows that we fell in love with. The Lazy Susan collection has a more refined, classical style. And we love that, so do our customers. However, there are companies out there that are looking to break the mould, do something a little different.

The advantages of shopping online with Lazy Susan

Shopping online with Lazy Susan

The Internet has revolutionised the way we shop. As a business, without the internet, Lazy Susan would be a very different animal indeed. The advantages for us are many. We can sell direct to the consumer. We aren’t restricted by location. We can keep our overheads low as we don’t require a network of showrooms. I could go on. However, it is not just us that benefit. There are numerous advantages for you, the consumer. More and more people are opting to shop online over the conventional method of going into stores. And not only that, we are prepared to purchase a broader range of products than ever before.

Lazy Susan’s Modern Garden Furniture Collection

We like to think our modern garden furniture range fits comfortably into that last attributive. It is a current or recent style or trend in more ways than one. Featuring clean modern lines, it is the embodiment of contemporary design. However, it is not all about form. Our modern range functions in a truly modern way. These are pieces of furniture that are just at home inside as they are out on the patio. As online retailers of high quality metal garden furniture, we wanted to expand our range to offer something a little different. To sell an alternative to the more classically styled pieces that form our core offer. We didn’t want to stray too far away from what we know. After all we are a specialist in cast aluminium. The bulk of our offer is outdoor dining sets. This is what we know best, and this is what our customers love.

Lazy Susan Trade Sales in 2019

I recently posted about the contract trade side of Lazy Susan in our Outdoor Wedding or Garden Party post, and I wanted to follow up that article with a few of the exciting trade sales we’ve conducted in the first half of 2019. We’ve experienced some great success in garden furniture trade supply of late, and we wanted to share that with you. Especially as some of the photography by many of our trade customers is simply stunning. Supplying large quantities of garden furniture to events companies, wedding venues, hotels and the like in bulk seems to be an area where the quality and style of our garden furniture really resonates too.

The origin of the bistro table?

So what exactly is a Bistro Table? They’re one of our best sellers, they have their own dedicated section in our Shop, but why are they called a Bistro Table? Well, let us start with the easy bit. What exactly is a Bistro Table? A small two seater table is really all it is. Nothing complicated about that. But then isn’t that the point? An intimate table for two that doesn’t take up much space. Originating on the streets of Paris, the bistro table is synonymous with the small Parisienne cafes from which they take their name.

Lazy Susan 2019 Garden Bench Collection

Customer Photo Jasmine Garden Bench

For me, the Lazy Susan Garden Bench is more than just place to sit. Of course that is exactly what it is. But what I mean is, when you buy one, you’re getting a little bit more than just that. You are buying a focal point. Something that you can use to centre your garden. You’re buying a design statement. Buying something that will invite people out into your garden. Creating a simple place to sit, relax and take in your garden is truly a wonderful thing. Unlike say one of our garden table sets, a bench just says come out, sit down and enjoy all your green fingered handiwork.

4 Seater vs 6 Seater Garden Tables

Alice Table Customer Photograph

Can’t decide if you need a 4 seater or a 6 seater garden table? Not sure if you have the room for a 6 Seater? Or maybe a 4 seater might look a little lost on your patio? Lazy Susan is here to give you the benefit of our wisdom. After all, we know a thing or two about garden tables. As a general rule, we recommend that you allow for at least 75cm either side of our tables for a chair to be placed. This will give ample room for a person to comfortably rise and push their chair back from the table. Ideally, you also need a minimum of 75cm between the table edge and the edge of a patio or decked area, more (100 to 120cm) is better, especially if the decking/patio is raised for example.