A thorough cleaning is an important first step in any furniture renewal project. Removing decades of dirt and grime often restores much of the original luster. Kevin says it’s hard to believe, but it’s perfectly OK to wash furniture with soap and water.
Make a hidden water reservoir for pots in the garden.When you pot up your flowers dangle a few 'wicks' (mop strings) out of the drainage holes. The wicks should be placed a few inches into the potting mix in your planter.