Typically this is a very busy time for the property market and the most popular time for sellers to take the plunge and put their homes up for sale. Being quite early in the season it is imperative that your garden is up to scratch. We thought, therefore, it was timely to give some friendy advice on how to get the best out of your garden and make sure it doesn't let you down when potential buyers start to troop through your door.
When it comes to gardens and what buyers expect, it really is a case of back to basics and need not cost a fortune, you might need to spend a weekend or two and some elbow grease though.
Make sure your lawn is cut. This seems obvious but you would be amazed at the amount of people who don't cut the lawn regularly. This is such an easy win for only an hours work.
Trim the edges of the lawn. Again another easy win, it lends definition to the garden and gives an impression of the house and garden feeling loved. You may need to use a spade or an edger for the first time but once its done it will be easy to maintain.
Try and put a stripe on your lawn, really not that difficult, just go up and down in straight lines with your mower, this may not work, however, if you have a flymow.
As you can see in the picture above the lawn is neatly mown and edged. It makes an enormous difference to the impact of the garden.
Paths and Tubs
Gravel paths, make sure they are weed free, if they are heavily weeded spray them with round up and leave for a couple of weeks. Then hoe the path, they should come up very easily.
Lavender can add not only lovely colour to the edge of paths but a beautul fragrance when brushed against. Do trim it after flowering though to prevent it becoming "leggy".
Pots, tubs and hanging baskets. These can add instant colour to any garden and if you dont know which colours to choose most garden centres will help you to choose or even pot up baskets and tubs for you.
Patios and Decking
Should be weeded and jet washed, as well as patio furniture. When you have viewings, if the weather is nice lay the table up and put cushions out. This will set the scene for buyers to be able to picture themselves eating and entertaining in the garden.
In brief, if you make a little effort in the garden it will reward you handsomely not only in speeding up a sale but potentially adding value to your home.
If you would like one of our team to pop out and see you to talk about a potential move and discuss how you can get the best price for your home, call 01635 552552, pop into our office or check out our social media pages.