After a dreary April, summer is just around the corner and so your garden could become the focus of your selling efforts. This is the time of year when buyers place more importance on a good-looking, functional garden, so you need to make yours as appealing as possible.
Buyers will want to step outside
If you’re on the market now, viewers will want to see your garden, mainly because there’s more daylight hours to see it in, and also because they have barbecues and sunbathing on their mind.
UK fencing company Colourfence recently conducted a 2,000-strong survey and found that, on average, UK buyers are prepared to pay an extra £35,000 for a property with a decent-sized garden or other outdoor space.
In London, as you’d imagine, they’re prepared to pay even more – up to £82,700 – and in the south east this garden-premium averages out at £50,000.
Better than a spare room
What’s more, the survey revealed that for 62% of respondents, a garden or outdoor space was more important than having a spare room. The summer months make a comfortable, welcoming and functional (if not spacious) garden paramount, so you should strike while the iron (and the sun) is hot.
Work with what you have
If you already have a great garden then you’ll only need to tidy it up and maybe get some new furniture to showcase it. If your garden is smaller, you can still make the best of it with these quick fixes.
Jetwash your patio
After the long winter, your patio will be covered in moss, dirt and mould – scrub it all off.
Revamp your flowerbeds
This is the best time of year to freshen up your flowerbeds and maybe bring some new flowers and plants in for the summer.
Trim your lawn edges
Just this small touch will make your lawn look neater and lusher, which brings up the entire space.
It’s got to be done – everything looks better and the plants and flowers you actually want to thrive won’t have so much competition.
Make a gathering area
If you have no decking, or your garden furniture is a bit tired, now’s the time to do something about it. It’s worth the investment.