Cleaning Garden Furniture Sustainably

Cleaning Garden Furniture Sustainably

Over time, dirt, moss and fungus collect on your garden furniture. But to clean them shiny clean again, you do not have to resort to expensive and environmentally harmful means. We show you how to clean garden furniture sustainably.

Whether at the start of the summer or before storing in the fall – regular cleaning is part of the care of your garden furniture made of wood or plastic and ensures that the furniture remains attractive and stable for a long time.

However, many commercially available cleaners contain hazardous ingredients and biocides that can leach into groundwater and endanger the environment and biodiversity.

In fact, it is not necessary to resort to dangerous cleaners at all: You can also easily clean garden furniture and decorative elements made of wood, stone and ceramics with soda. This household remedy has been tried and tested for centuries and thoroughly removes dirt, moss and fungi in an environmentally friendly way.

Important: Soda dissolves grease and therefore also degreases the skin. Therefore, be sure to wear gloves when using it.

Cleaning garden furniture with soda


To clean your garden furniture thoroughly and sustainably, simply dissolve some soda in warm water.
If you use soda as a powder, you need about 4 to 5 tablespoons to 5 liters of water.
If you use liquid soda, dose 2 to 3 capfuls to 3 liters of water.
Then simply brush your garden furniture or surfaces with the mixture and then rinse with clean water.
Tip: To remove lime scale from terracotta flower pots, for example, simply place the objects in a soda dip for a short time.
In addition, soda is useful around the house and in the garden for cleaning the following items:

  • Wooden or plastic garden furniture.
  • Unpainted furniture made of wicker, rattan, peddigree cane
  • Clay pots and terracotta figures
  • Stones and stone slabs
  • Pergolas, trellises and arbors
  • Fences, walls, doors

Attention: Soda has an alkaline effect and dissolves lime. Therefore, it is not suitable for cleaning calcareous rocks such as marble, polished granite or limestone. If in doubt, test the product on an inconspicuous area before use.

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