Q – Which is the best type of wooden furniture to buy for my garden, is hardwood garden furniture better than softwood garden furniture?

A – Certainly hardwood garden items will be more durable, but you may prefer furniture that is less heavy. Softwood is much lighter and therefore a lot easier to shift around your garden; an important consideration if you plan to move your outdoor seats or outdoor dining sets according to the time of day, or even the season. This said it will not last for so many years as sturdy garden furniture pieces such as large teak benches or oak tables. In addition hardwood is usually more expensive. It all comes down to personal choice, how much space you have and how much you want to spend. Whatever you buy do be sure to protect the wood on a regular basis.