Show your Garden some Love – and Sell your Property Faster

A well-kept, good looking garden can get your property off the market quicker than just about anything else. There is nothing more appealing for a home than to have some nice, manicured green spaces to look out on or sit in – and if the property you are selling has a front garden, it will play a big role in the first impressions of those coming to view the place.

That is why it makes sense for you as a a home owner to take good care of your property’s garden, and to try to make it as appealing as possible for potential buyers. Here are some ways to do so:

1. Focus on Flowers

Green is nice. But it can be even nicer when broken up with well-placed dashes of other colours. So planting flowers, or investing in flowering plants and bushes, can go a long way to giving your garden some extra impact. When arranging flowers and plants, it is a good idea to group them by colour or type of foliage. This gives different areas of your garden a 'theme', producing a pleasant, eye-catching effect that's relatively easy to pull off.

2. Weed, Weed, Weed

Having an attractive, colourful garden is Step 1. Step 2 is taking care of it. If your garden is messy and overgrown with weeds, then it makes for a presentation that is almost worse than no garden at all. So once your beautiful garden is all in place, make sure you weed it regularly. A word to the wise; getting the right mulch can deter weeds from growing, which means you will have to get down and dirty less often, and it can also lend your garden an extra bit of vitality.

3. Decorate and Accessorise

A beautiful garden depends on more than just the plants found in it. You also have to make sure that the non-living features contribute to the garden’s overall vibe. For that reason, think carefully when choosing your potting containers. They should be attractive and durable (as opposed to the brown plastic variety that come free with plants), but also need to fit in to the larger aesthetic of the garden. In other words, you should make sure they complement rather than clash with your flower arrangements. The same goes for any sort of garden furniture. It should blend with your garden’s existing themes. If you're happy with your furniture and pots, a nice added touch to consider is garden art.

Of course, getting your property off the market depends on a lot more than having a nice green space out front. However, a good looking garden can often be the factor that seals the deal, so it is worth putting in some time and effort to get yours in shape.

For those landlords looking to spruce up a tired looking garden in the Stockport region, two good options are Marple, one of the Wyevale Garden Centres, or the Brookside Garden Centre on London Road. In terms of maintenance and managements, we have a contractors ready to tend your garden at regular intervals to make sure it's always looking it's best.