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Your garden is important too

May 15th 2019
By: Morna Walters
Your garden is important too

A well maintained garden is one of the most common things buyers look for when they are shopping for a new home. If you are looking to sell in a hurry, now is the time to improve the appearance and functionality of your garden, especially as the weather starts to improve. Buyers will want to take time looking at the garden.

Here are a few useful tips to make sure your garden is presented in the best possible way.

1. Pick Up After Yourself

Even if the interior of your home is spotless, you may be guilty of leaving things out in the garden. If you have children who play in this area, there may be toys everywhere.

Instead of leaving this clutter, now is the time to tidy up. Place any toys into storage or at least move them to a single location.

If you have gardening tools or equipment, you need to put it away. A garden shed is the perfect place to store these items for the time being. Be sure to pick up anything you see on the ground before a potential buyer tours your home.

2. Say Goodbye to Weeds

A neat, clean garden is more likely to sell your home. Weeds and overgrowth may repel potential buyers.

Before showing your home, take the time to remove any weeds from your garden. It only takes a few minutes to transform the appearance of this outdoor space.

If you have a patio or driveway, make sure the path is clear. Use a broom to sweep away any loose soil. Pull any weeds growing in the cracks. If the concrete or stones are stained, take the time to thoroughly clean them.

3. Add More Outdoor Living Space

A large garden is the ideal place to create more living space. Consider adding a gazebo or garden room. The goal is to create a space where potential buyers can imagine themselves relaxing.

4. Create a Colourful Backdrop

Bright colours are associated with feelings of joy and happiness. Try to incorporate these hues into your garden. In the spring and summer, plant many types of fresh flowers. Sunflowers and geraniums make beautiful additions, but of course, any flower will suffice.

5. Bring in Pleasant Aromas

Many people bake cookies or brew coffee to make the inside of their house smell appealing to potential homebuyers. You can do the same thing with your garden. However, instead of cooking something, consider planting. A vegetable garden not only brings food to the table, but it will also fill your garden with a delicious aroma. A fresh smelling garden is a wonderful way to introduce prospective buyers to your space.

Depending on where you live, a home garden may be a huge selling point. By taking the time to fix up your outdoor retreat, you may find it is the final sway a buyer needs to give you that all important offer.