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How Can Your Garden Boost Your Property Value

How Can Your Garden Boost Your Property Value

Before selling a home, many people tend to focus on sprucing up the property to increase its value. Tasks involve decluttering, cleaning and even a fresh coat of paint. However, many homeowners tend to forget about the garden, which is unfortunate since it gives potential buyers their first impression. Now that the last of the winter frost seems to be on its way out, it’s a great opportunity for you to get outdoors and smarten up your garden.


First of all, be sure to tackle any basic maintenance. Rake up any loose leaves and remove clutter that might have accumulated, as this can make the garden feel small and cramped. You might need to power wash your patio and you could even add some plants and flowers to make the space feel bright and colourful. If your lawn is past its best, you might want to think about installing artificial grass, which is also great for hay fever sufferers. It’s important not to overlook the finer details of your garden; essentially, you’ll need to do your best to fix as many issues that might have evolved over winter.


Make sure your garden is secure and private with a good fence. If potential buyers have pets, they’ll want to know that there’s no chance the pet will escape. Privacy is another factor that many buyers consider when house hunting; two reasons why installing a fence is well worth the investment. If you already have a fence, it might be worth checking it for any damage or tidying it up with some paint.


Property buyers also tend to get excited when a home has plenty of storage, so you could consider getting a shed. Everything you need to put it together will be included with the kit, making it a simple and cost-effective option to boost your property value. For some more ideas on how to spruce up your garden, head to our blog or get in touch to speak to an expert!