As the nights are getting shorter and the days are finally getting warmer, it’s time to start thinking about the garden for the months ahead and what you can do to breathe some new life into it. Your garden has probably been neglected for a while during the winter and your focus has been improving the inside of the property, but now it’s time to give some love back to your outdoor spaces if you’re looking to sell your home. Your property’s garden and outdoor space is just as important as the inside of your home.
Aside from common garden improvements such as cutting the grass and trimming the hedges, here are some simple times to allow your garden to reach its full potential for prospective buyers. All you have to do is let your creative flair run free.
Before you get started on the big changes, focus on the state of your current property’s garden and making sure it is in good condition. This means getting rid of any weeds, pruning your trees, raking up any loose leaves and debris etc. After cleaning up garden, you’ll be surprised how different and fresh your garden will look already. If you want to go further, try repainting the fence panels or cleaning any paving stones. Now your garden is ready for house viewers to enjoy. If you want to go one better and overhaul your property’s garden for potential buyers, here are some ways of enhancing the space by following the following easy steps.
Firstly, try adding a splash of colour. Throughout the winter your garden has been lifeless and grey so it’s time to bring the bright natural colours back to spruce up your space. Try planting colourful flowers or adding fragrant plants like lavender, wisteria and lilies. Not only will your garden look stunning, but it will smell beautiful too and you’ll make the local bees very happy.
Colour doesn’t have to come from the plants, it can also be a birdbox or animal feeding table. Why not try repainting existing furniture to save money or even investing in some colourful plant pots. These features draw the eye and elevate the garden from drab to fab. The injection of colour can give your garden the perfect family-feel. For buyers looking to move specifically to have a nice garden space, this will be very important to them.
When planting your colourful flowers and plants, make sure you don’t overcrowd your flowerbeds and pots. There is nothing worse than an extremely over planted garden. Not only do your plants prefer plenty of space to grow, it is also better visually to keep your garden simple. Instead of trying to cram everything into your garden, think minimalist; declutter and make an impact. A simple placement of flowers and plants together will make a great combination, not to mention that a spacious garden is more likely to impress potential buyers.
Nowadays, people are looking for their gardens to be an extension of their home. It is a place to gather and entertain. By allocating a dining area in your garden you can elevate the space into something truly stunning. It doesn’t matter how big or small your garden is, just make sure you pick furniture which fits into your outdoor area and seats your guests comfortably. Add a bit of personality with some tea lights, candles, plants or whatever suits you as a finishing touch.
According to The Telegraph, a well-maintained garden can add up to 20% to the value of your home. Thinking of selling? Your garden plays an integral part in the buyer’s decisions so ensuring it is taken care of can be vital for a quick sale.
If you’re in the process of moving property, you’ll need a full survey completed by a RICS Chartered Surveyor. Not only do we survey your garden, but your entire property to make sure your new home is perfect and not full of nasty, expensive or even dangerous surprises later down the line. Contact us now for further information.