Blooming gardens attract buyers like bees

05/05/2017

Now the clocks have gone forward, evenings are lighter, and the flowers start to bloom, ‘For Sale’ signs tend to start popping up like daisies. Now is the ideal time to get your house on the market and to show it in its best light may mean channelling your inner Alan Titchmarsh or Charlie Dimmock.

If your home has a front garden, this presents a great opportunity to showcase your home and create a fantastic first impression. It doesn’t have to cost the earth to make your garden look blooming lovely. Some colourful spring flowers dotted along borders and in pots and hanging baskets can work wonders in terms of bringing some colour to your home.

If you are short on time and want to create an instant splash, you can purchase pre-planted pots, shrubs and hanging baskets, but if you have a little more time, planting them yourself could save you a lot of cash. Any lawns that have been neglected over the winter may be well overdue a mow to ensure they look neat, and if it needs some real TLC you could consider giving it a treatment to bring it back to its former glory.

Don’t forget to invest in the back garden either. A tidy and spruce up may be all that is needed. Washing down decking, clearing paths of weeds and moss, and ensuring borders are tidy may be all that’s required to make a big difference for not much dosh. It’s a good idea to give any large bushes or overgrown trees a really good prune back too, as these can block out light, make the garden look unkempt, and also make the area look smaller. Get some advice from a professional gardener if you are unsure of what to do, as pruning incorrectly can cause harm to trees and shrubs.

If you can afford it, some nice patio furniture can make the garden feel like an extra room to the house, but do consider what you will do with it once you have moved, and only spend any significant money on this if you are sure you will still be able to use it once you are in your new pad.

There’s lots more advice from the Government on how to sell your home here

If you are ready to make a move, we’d love to help you, so why not come in for a chat or give us a call?