3 cost effective ways to prepare your garden for viewings

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Finally, the dark nights are getting later and the temperature is somewhat more bearable… Summer is looming!

As much as we love (or hate) our gardens, they can cause us a lot of stress – especially when selling your home. As the warmer season approaches us, it’s the perfect time to show off the potential of what your outside space has to offer. Remember, the outside is just as important as the inside, no matter how big or small.

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! We’ve put together the top three tips on how to spruce up your garden ready for viewings in next to no time.

#1 Make the most of what you have

If you’re moving house, you don’t want to be spending unnecessarily, so just have a general tidy up. Not only will you see an immediate effect but they do say a spring clean is good for your soul!

Remove the weeds, brush away the leaves, trim the hedges and mow the lawn.

#2 Upcycle what you have

Now your garden is looking more organised and less cluttered, it’ll be easier to establish which bits are looking tired or battered by the previous Winter.

A lick of paint, be it a new colour or just an extra coat on the fences will always add a new lease of life to your garden – as will varnishing the decking or pressure washing the patio.

Moving your garden furniture out of the garage or removing its waterproof covers and having them on display also gives a homely, inviting feel.

#3 Zhush up what you have

Sometimes a ‘naked’ garden is good, because buyers can see exactly what they have to work with, however, if your garden’s potential is a little more difficult to spot on first glimpse, here’s what we would suggest…

Sprinkling some pretty flower seeds probably goes without saying, but why not sprinkle them in your planters instead of your garden? Then you can take them with you when the house sells.

Adding hanging baskets is always a good idea and can immediately brighten up your property’s curb appeal.

You could even grab the watering-can, fill it with flowers (from your garden) and place it on your garden furniture table!