Varieties and tips on choosing covers for garden swings

The content of the article
  1. Advantages
  2. Varieties
  3. How to choose
  4. Reviews

Garden swings – the popular attribute of the country area, designed to brighten up the summer holiday and become a favorite place after garden labor. However, over time, this accessory adored by all households comes into disrepair, it concerns both its appearance and functionality. To extend the service life of the swing, dackets prefer to use special covers.


Cover for swing is not a mandatory attribute, but its presence greatly simplifies the operation of this equipment.

  1. It protects against rain and snow Seat and accessories – pillows or capes. Even more optimal option – awning. It allows you to preserve in the original form and the upper design of the swing.
  2. Coming on weekends to the country, you can immediately start swing, Do not spend time cleaning the seat from dust and dirt.
  3. Case protects the elements of swing and from the negative effect of sun rays. Ultraviolet, falling on a metal or wooden surface, quickly destroys it, so the designs often have to update.
  4. Awnings are and an effective assistant in the fight against animals. Unpleasantly detecting in the morning on the seat of a neighbor cat or vital products of birds. Case will relieve this problem.


Considering the design of the covers, It is worth paying attention to the following varieties:

  • seat covers;
  • Covers-awning.

The second option is more practical, as it completely covers the swing, thereby protecting not only the seat zone, but also all design elements. In favor of the awnings, it also says the opportunity to swing or just relax on the swing in bad weather – it will not miss the sediment inside.

However, the first option is more economical, and the majority of dachniks choose it, considering that the remaining details will be able to cut and update themselves alone.

In addition, in stores You can meet the following modifications:

  • awnings under certain models;
  • Universal.

The first option is selected in accordance with the Swing Model. If the owner of the country area safely lost all checks on the equipment and does not remember the name, you can take a picture of the swing and thoroughly measure the width, length and height – the experienced managers in the store will be prompting exactly which awning is suitable for the model presented.

Universal case – more optimal option. It will be born for all varieties. For example, such models like “Palermo Premium”, “Comfort-M”, “Standard 2”, “Lux 2”, “Quartet” are quite suitable for the universal shelter.

How to choose

When choosing a cover, first of all, you should pay attention to its fabric. Of course, the most reliable option will be the strongest, but expensive material. Most suburban residents prefer fabric “Oxford”. This is explained by the following advantages:

  • abrasion resistance and durability;
  • elasticity;
  • resistance to precipitation;
  • Ability to clean from dirt.

If the choice fell on Oxford fabric, it is important to determine the density. This criterion is specified by the number, for example, the most preferable in the circles of the gardeners is “Oxford 600 D PU”. This reliable material is used in the manufacture of awnings, street tents and covers for garden equipment.

Another option – casing fabric. It has a water-repellent effect, so often used in the manufacture of winter awnings. Well, this material is suitable for cottages, equipped in wet climatic zones.

Among the dachensors many those who pay great attention to landscape design. Many of them refuse covers, giving preference to open swings, worrying, no matter how cumbersome unwashed awnings did not spoil the decorative type of structures. But the adherents of the perfect garden plot can be calm – currently there are many pretty covers in stores that harmoniously fit into the common landscape design. These shelters have blue, yellow, red, you can even pick up the option with patterns and patterns.

Another important criterion when choosing this accessory – the shape and construction of the cover. To clearly choose a tent or shelter on the sizes, you need to carefully measure all the parameters of the equipment. Some daches prefer to sew shelter to order: if you separately buy the necessary material, then this is a completely practical way to purchase observer protection for the swing.

IMPORTANT when choosing an awning to study it and for additional functions. Ease of use will ensure some interesting additional elements.

  • Two symmetric lightning, Thanks to which it is possible half to close the shelter. If there is a need, only the top of the cover can be thrown into the upper crossbar of the equipment, without removing the defense of the whole.

  • Reversion and ropes. Thanks to these elements, it is possible to firmly strengthen the shelter for nearby supports. It will protect the wind cover, which, with severe gusts, can carry awning.
  • Auxiliary supports. These details are required to plug in the ground to further strengthen the case.
  • mosquito net. Is an additional mesh in front part, which can be lowered down and protect against insects.

Another important point when choosing a protective case – certificate of quality and safety. Present preference is the product having an indication of Oeko-Tex Standard-100.


Choosing a cover, it is necessary to listen to the opinion of those who have already become the owner of this accessory. Usually gardeners are quite happy with the purchase. The main advantages, in their opinion, are that now the equipment does not need to be removed each time in a barn or garage for the night, and choosing a good option, you can leave a swing in the open air for a whole winter.

Many have collided with the complexity of selection of the awning for a specific model. For example, the shelter case for OBI swing turned out to be expensive but impractical. Buyers celebrate its feature to inflate and recommend to acquire in addition anchors. In addition, the cover of this model scares the dachas with its rustling and overturns with strong wind. Use this option only a couple of seasons. In defense, users note stability to wet, good shadow, ease of use in the presence of two lightning.

Middle reviews received covers for the production of “Capri”. Despite the indicated “water-repellent properties”, on top of the awning really does not pass water, but wets, and with the time moisture he sees inside. Buyers celebrate and unreliable fastening, and also advise to use awning only in the summer season, because from winter rainfall he will not save.

Positive feedback Leave owners of covers for Sorento swings, Milan, Rodeo. All users converge in one – it is not worth saving on this product. The price of practical tissue is added high-quality fasteners, and this is already a question not only the convenience, but also the safety of holidaymakers.

About how to sew a roof awning to the garden swing with her own hands, look in the following video.

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