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How to make your garden add value to your home

With summer finally upon us, many of us are spending more and more time in the garden, with some of us even looking to perhaps make a few improvements whilst the weather permits.

We Brits are so keen on our gardening that a recent survey estimated that the average gardener will spend as much as £30,000 on their garden in their lifetime. But improving your garden can be more than just a loveable hobby; it can also provide a great opportunity to add value to your home. This article looks at a few sneaky tips to improve your garden for sale without breaking the bank.

You’ve only got one chance to make a first impression, so make it count! Damaged or tired looking pots, fences and tiles in the garden are going to reflect badly, and it’s likely that this impression will carry over to the rest of the property. Some care and attention fixing up tired looking furniture and fences will greatly improve the overall appearance of the garden; it might be as simple as a fresh coat of paint but it is well worth the effort.

We’re all guilty of neglecting our gardens during the winter months, and our gardens often end up full of debris, leaves and twigs that leave it looking messy and uncared for. Take advantage of the sunny weather, get your hands dirty and take that rake out the shed. Maybe even a spot of weeding is in order, but for an average size garden this maintenance shouldn’t take any longer than a few hours on a summer’s afternoon and the benefits are well worth it. A well maintained and attractive looking garden is likely to add value to the overall property. Those looking to buy can be easily put off by having to commit to extra work fixing up the garden; after all, the move is likely to be stressful enough. So save them the trouble and they’ll be much more inclined to choose you over other properties.

Adding something scented is a clever way to improve people’s impression of your garden. Lavenders are a great option, so consider placing some in a hanging basket next to your front or back door. That way anyone entering or exiting the property are met with the scent of lavender leaving them with a positive first impression of your home.

There are plenty of other ways to add value to your home, so if you’re looking to sell and want some more of our tips and tricks on how to improve your home to sell it, read our article here.

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