Undoubtedly spending some time and money on renovating your house is money well spent because it will increase the value of your property, but don’t overlook the value added with a well designed and landscaped garden.  Your garden should be an extension of your home, providing just as much livability & it is said that if you are building a new home 1/4 of the value of your house should be allocated to installing drainage, retaining walls & the gardens.

propertyThe inclusion of garden design features such as an open paved courtyard, play area for children, outdoor kitchen or productive gardens also enhance your homes appeal and not only increases its overall value but its salability. Designing a practical garden that reflects your house in very important & should you need some help designing yours then let us know.  Ezyplant’s Online Garden Consultation Service will point you in the right direction. 

If your budget doesn’t extend to making changes than there is still lots you can do before you call the agent.

 

Presentation is key, so ensure you address the following. 

 

– Plan ahead and trim all existing shrubs so they look their best for when you do list your home.  (Remember heavy trimming is best done in the warmer months as plants recover faster providing an  established, tidy look.)
– Ensure your garden edging is in good order, replace or fix if needed. 
– Fill the gaps in the garden beds by choosing new plants to be planted. 
– Remove all weeds from garden beds, paved areas and the lawn (see below). 
– Apply a fresh layer of mulch, wood chip or bark to your garden beds. This will make all the difference!! 
– Repair or returf areas in the lawn that have been damaged. Nothing looks better then a healthy green lawn. Ensure you keep it maintained and remember to fertilize.  Depending on the size of your lawn there are some great “Weed & Feed” products on the market that attach to your hose, making the whole process very easy. 
– Consider planting some flowering annuals. Place them throught your existing garden beds or they can be planted into pots & featured in different areas of the garden such as at the entrance of your home, on the deck or in the courtyard, or buy the pool. 
– Clean concrete/paved areas using a pressure cleaner to remove built up dirt and mould. 
– Assess your boundary fence for need of any repairs especially the front fence. If you have a front gate make sure it is working well…first impressions are really important.
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Now that you’ve got the place looking its best… you’re ready to sell!  Continue to maintain all your hard work until the “SOLD” sign goes up and you get to hand over the keys.  Good Luck!