Getting your garden right can add over 5 per cent to the value of your property. So what are the important points you need to consider?
- Before you get too carried away with developing your garden, if you have an eye on selling, bear in mind that many potential buyers may be looking for a low maintenance option. A garden that requires too much time to maintain may put off the average buyer.
- Always keep things tidy! Keeping your garden tidy not only helps with planning but also gives the right first impression to any potential buyer. Mow the lawns, clear the weeds and clear any moss from paving.
- Think of your target audience. If your property is likely to attract families with children, particularly in built up areas, then a well maintained, clear lawn will be very appealing. Bear this in mind before making any drastic changes to the landscaping of your garden.
- Plant at the right time. The best time to plant is often at the end of the summer / autumn / early winter. When planting look for flowers that are easy to grow, such as sunflowers and marigolds.
- Make sure to make the best use of any sunny aspects of your garden. Planting herbs is becoming more and more popular in Ireland. Think of herbs such as sage, thyme and rosemary.
- When you are ready to show prospective buyers around, don’t be afraid to stage your garden to show it in the best light. Help your viewers imagine their life in your garden by arranging patio furniture and even laying out some placemats so they can imagine dining outdoors.
When planning your garden, it may be a good idea to ask the opinion of an estate agent. Contact YourBricks for a free valuation today.