Statue, Fountain & Garden Decor Winter Care

Statue, Fountain & Garden Decor Winter Care

Winterizing your outdoor items is essential for the longevity of your new item! While we expect the works of art we source to be the best quality, Mother Nature can be quite tough on these pieces. Extreme and rapid changes in temperature and humidity may affect your outdoor items. Resin and cast stone have an inherent tendency to expand and contract with climactic conditions.

Statue, Fountain & Garden Decor Winter Care

Winterizing your outdoor items is essential for the longevity of your new item! While we expect the works of art we source to be the best quality, Mother Nature can be quite tough on these pieces. Extreme and rapid changes in temperature and humidity may affect your outdoor items. Resin and cast stone have an inherent tendency to expand and contract with climactic conditions.

STORING YOUR ITEMS

The ideal solution is to store your outdoor items away from direct exposure to the winter elements: a basement, garage or shed.

STATUES

Statues with designs that may collect water should be covered or stored. They are also susceptible to damaging effects of ice and wind. If they do not seem securely placed, lower them from their pedestals early in the winter. In windy cities, statues should be secured to permanent structures. Painted items should be allowed to winter over in a covered area. We strongly suggest that all portable statues be taken indoors in extremely inclement weather and freezing temperatures.

FOUNTAINS BIRD BATHS & PLANTERS

- Drain thoroughly.

- Remove the statues and pumps, and store inside.

- Fill the bowl or shell with an absorbent material such as towels, blankets, etc.

- Cover the entire fountain with a fountain cover or heavy-duty plastic sheeting and secure tightly.

- Small fountains and birdbath bowls may be inverted so that water will not pool inside.

- Remove the drain plug if your fountain has one.

- Do not use antifreeze in the fountains.

- Do not allow fountains or statuary to sit in freezing and thawing water.

- Store portable fountains, birdbaths and planters indoors.

Please remember, while resin and cast stone are durable, nature can be stronger. Maintenance is crucial!

Note: In summer months do not allow the sprinkler to constantly hit the item, this may cause pitting or chipping.

PLANTERS

The ideal solution is to store your pot away from direct exposure to the winter elements is storing them in a  basement, garage or shed. To ensure that your pot purchase gives you years of enjoyment we recommend the following:

-Drain the pot thoroughly. Never allow water or soil to freeze in the pot.

-Cover entire pot with heavy dark plastic.

-Small pots may be inverted so no water pools inside the pot.

-Remove the drain plug from your pot if there is one.

-DO NOT ALLOW POTS TO SIT IN FREEZING AND THAWING WATER (no pot will withstand this treatment).

-We strongly suggest that all portable planters be moved indoors in extremely inclement weather and freezing conditions.

Please remember, while resin and cast stone, fibre cement, ceramic and terracotta are durable, nature can be stronger. A little maintenance and care will keep your pot beautiful for years to come

Note: In summer months do not allow the sprinkler to constantly hit the pot, this may cause pitting or chipping.

Statue, Fountain & Garden Decor Winter Care

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Statue, Fountain & Garden Decor Winter Care

December 31, 2021

Winterizing your outdoor items is essential for the longevity of your new item! While we expect the works of art we source to be the best quality, Mother Nature can be quite tough on these pieces. Extreme and rapid changes in temperature and humidity may affect your outdoor items. Resin and cast stone have an inherent tendency to expand and contract with climactic conditions.

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