When it comes to absorbing the punishing effects of summer sun, wind, rain storms and pool parties, your outdoor furniture bears as much of the brunt as your home’s other exterior elements. Even furniture touted as “weatherproof” needs its share of care. Follow these on a regular basis, and you’ll have no trouble bringing the “new” back into your cushions, furniture and even your deck.

Hosting an outdoor party soon? Get ready to kick off the perfect party after following the decorating and menu tips in this article.