Thinking of putting your home on the market this summer? Make sure you don’t neglect your front garden.
Proper landscaping is an often forgotten area of property improvement, however it can make a huge difference to the look and appeal of a property, and when it’s done right it can help bring buyers to your front door.
Aim for a low-fuss garden
In a lot of cases the best thing you can do for a garden is scale it back and make it look as neat and tidy as possible.
Keep your gardens simple with a couple of feature trees and neat walking paths and garden beds. Anything too elaborate could scare off would-be buyers who don’t have the time to take on a major gardening project.
But be mindful that you don’t make your garden look too sparse and empty either. Plants bring life to a home, so have at least a few in the garden to suit the style of property and that don’t require too much upkeep.
Keep useability in mind
The aesthetics of a garden are important, but so is its functionality.
When planning your gardens, think about how the space will be used and whether you need to make way for car parks, a clothesline or a space to entertain.
Another important consideration is privacy. You might like to use trees as a screen to block out your neighbours, or perhaps as a barrier against wind or noise.
You don’t need to spend a fortune to make your garden look better, but you might need to put in some hard work.
A lot of gardens will look better after a solid weekend of mowing, clearing out weeds and pruning back trees.
You might also need to pay ongoing attention to watering your garden and keeping plants alive on dry and hot summer days.
If you’re getting your home ready for sale, here are a few more tips:
– Replenish lawns with fertiliser and water (if needed) and mow regularly
– Pull out weeds and trim back overgrown plants
– Add mulch and edging to neaten up garden beds
– Introduce plants that will add to the visual appeal of the property – i.e. feature trees or pot plants at the entrance
– Fix broken fencing or ornaments
– Hose down pathways and fences
For more advice on how to prepare your garden for sale, call the team at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate.