If there’s one thing we can look forward to when the weather gets warmer, it’s finally making use of the garden. For months on end we sit at the window, longing for long evenings and cool beverages to enjoy with our family and friends, pining for a time where we don’t have to think about whether it’s cold enough for a coat or whether the heating needs to be on full blast at all times. But when that time comes, are you prepared? How many times have you rushed into purchasing garden furniture that only ends up breaking after one summer? The answer is probably quite a few. Instead, why not take a step back and contemplate a few features that will ensure your investment is a long-term one, not just a quick fix to make the most of the two-week heatwave that will end up rolling round in early September? Below, we go through our top three things to consider before buying garden furniture this summer.