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How to Improve the Value of Your Home with a Garden

A garden can provide a therapeutic boost for any individual or family and can be a source of admiration from neighbours and visitors. The good old garden is still a value-adding feature to any home and it is highly recommended that homeowners make use of it as a reliable resource. The trick is in knowing how and when to use your garden to your advantage, especially if you’re looking to put your property on the market. There are a few tips below to show you how to make your property more commercially attractive to a potential buyer or just for renting purposes. Of course this is not an exhaustive list but it is a good place to start.

Simplicity: Bear in mind, when designing your garden, that if it is too complex in detail it can create a barrier in increasing the value of the property unless you’re selling to a gardening enthusiast. The potential buyer might baulk at the idea of having to maintain a lavishly arranged garden.

Privacy and Storage: It may be a good idea to have more elaborate fences installed to enhance the sense of privacy. Furthermore, having a shed and a paved area can add to that feeling of privacy and comfort required for other family activity such relaxing in a lounge area.

Good Lighting: Installing strong lights in the garden can be an important way to signal that a more than modest amount of investment has gone into making it appealing and safe for the potential property buyer. Going the extra mile to install an IoT (internet of things) powered device like the Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting is an excellent way to shed light on the value of the property.

Flowers: Flowers can give the garden a lot of personality and spruce up the overall appearance of the property thereby giving you leverage to boost sales or rent negotiations.

Proper Manicure: If you can invest some time in weeding your plant bed you’ll be able to set up your garden to look as though it’s inexpensively maintained and again this can be a draw to potential buyers.

Define Lawn Edges: This is a big way to get your garden to appear well kept and attractive. One way to do this is to apply a spade to the edge to provide a demarcation between your lawn and the path perhaps.