How to Make the Most of Your Garden When It's Raining

You may think if it rains you must stay indoors and reschedule some gardening or outdoor relaxation time, this is not the case!

In this blog we’re going to be exploring how to make the most of your garden in the rain.

Cover Up

Teak garden furniture is amongst the most robust available. Teak is one of the toughest types of wood; derived from timber, teak has a natural resistance to water, meaning our robustly constructed furniture can be left outdoors year round regardless of the weather.

You can purchase with confidence knowing that our smooth finish plantation teak packs a punch!

However, if you want to enjoy the comfort of your teak chairs or benches in a downpour it doesn’t mean you have to get soaked as well, you can either move lighter pieces into a covered area or bring the shade to you with one of our Tissington Parasols.

Relaxing while being protected by a waterproof canopy amid a downpour can be an amazing sensory experience.

Garden Away

A heavy downpour is the perfect time to even out any lawn disparities, overseeding any troubled areas of grass can allow an evening out of dense and thriving greenery due to the extra moisture in the soil.

Cover particularly delicate plants with a waterproof DIY awning, specifically ensuring the rainfall can be suitably dispersed with correct slanting of a material. 

You should also pay close attention to any potted plants, making sure they aren’t overfaced with water leading to them drowning. Sufficient drainage should be applied to pots or planters, and also to any soil with signs of water pooling.

Wet weather is a good time to turn your compost, ensuring the nutritious layers of compost are all evenly watered by churning the damp parts with the dry.

(Bonus tip: Take any indoor plants you may have outside for a quick drink)


Make the most out of shorter stints outside and take the time to proactively plan a redesign of the space or future planting arrangements, what would you change? What would you keep the same? How can you bolster your garden’s rain defences?

(Bonus tip: Boost your Teak furniture’s already impressive durability with our Weatherguard PVC backed polyester furniture covers)

Why choose Mr Teak?

Our products are sourced from legal and sustainable projects as we believe the knowledge of giving back to the environment only enhances the experience of utilising our furniture.

Via our ethos of using the highest quality sustainable wood without having a negative impact on the environment you are helping towards the fight against deforestation, as well as making sure more trees are planted to replace those that were used to make your furniture. 

Not only does this reduce your carbon footprint, but also guarantees the longevity of your products due to the quality of the Indonesian legal wood and the high standard of joinery we have upheld for 20 years. 

With free UK delivery, a free 12 month warranty and a two week money back guarantee, now might be the time to check out our versatile range and regular special offers at Mr Teak.