5 Gardening Tips To Help Sell Your Home

Posted on: 13 May 2022

5 Gardening Tips to Help Sell Your Home

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions count.

So, if you have a house with a front garden, then you need make sure that the first thing potential buyers seebefore they walk through the front door is a neatly kept area rather than an overgrown jungle.

As the colder weathermakes way for spring and summer, our gardens come to life – flowers blooming and grass growing - so now is the time ensure that you keep on top of it, particularly if you are planning to market your house in the near future.

Many buyers will base much of their purchasing decision on the outside space, so it really is imperative it’s as attractive on the outside as it is inside.

Here are a few simple things to consider:

Spring Clean the Garden

Before doing anything drastic to the garden and spending unnecessary money, give the area a good tidy up – clear any leaves or branches that have been left from winter, cut the grass and remove any plant pots that are no longer needed. Then you can see exactly what you’re working with.

Clearance

If you have any old garden furniture or larger objects you need to dispose of, do this before you have photos taken of your house and garden and before you begin viewings.  Buyers will want to see what the garden offers in terms of size so any extra clutter will just hinder their vision.

Plant some flowers

You don’t have to become an expert from Gardeners’ World, but adding some colour and fresh blooms to your garden will work wonders for its kerb appeal - even a few pot plants will work. For inspiration and guidance take a look at this article from House & Garden magazine.

Fix any problems

Remember that fence panel you needed to fix before Christmas?Or that leaking shed roof you discovered in February? Now is the time to fix them. If the job is too big of a task to do on your own then get in touch with local maintenance companies in your area. Here at Clarendons we have a contacts book full of trusted contractors so we are always happy to help too.

Keep everything neat

Selling your home will of course take more than a few weeks from start to finish, so be sure to keep on top of the garden work – and the lawn neat and tidy. If it’s something you can’t manage or simply don’t have time for, be sure to hire a local gardener who can do simple garden maintenance every month.

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