Baseball season is upon us and local teams will be forming soon.Â The ball field is literally yards from our house.Â Amoeba’s co-workers field a team.Â Amoeba and I are looking forward to outdoor entertaining after some of these games.Â We have this beautiful house with the big lawns and two roomy decks, plus the firepit. It needs to be put to good use.Â With that thought in mind we have started researching outdoor furniture.
Amoeba, of course, wants metal. He thinks it is sturdier and will better handle the wear and tear of party use.Â I want wicker outdoor furniture. I like the grace and style of wicker. It also won’t rust. And wicker is easy to update.Â All one has to do is buy new cushions for a fresh look.
Whatever we get, we’ve agreed we’d like both decks to match. I want a table grouping for the covered barbecue deck and a conversational grouping for the sun deck, so I’m thinking along the lines of outdoor furniture sets. We also investigated the plastic sets, but we aren’t certain how sturdy they are.
Do you have outdoor furniture?Â If so, what is your preference, plastic, metal or wicker?Â How long have you had it? How do you take care of it? Make a recommendation, please.