Patio swings covers a long list of swaying patio furniture, such as porch swings, swing sets, gliders, arbor swing, hammocks and garden swings. Each of those swingers can be found in a variety of materials, styles, sizes, quality, accessories and pricing. Some patio swings are intended only for porch use. If you're purchasing a patio swing for your lawn or to be situated near a pond or fountain check with the manufacturer to see if the base or stand is appropriate for the terrain it will be used on. For suspended patio swings, the swing base should be as sturdy as possible. Metal or steel provides the strongest porch swing frame and hardware. Before purchasing a patio swing ensure that the product is covered by a manufacturers warranty and that replacement parts are easily accessible.