Well maintained gardens can have a positive impact on the sale of a property and the arrival of spring will have many potential sellers investing time in their yards. Below are some tips to help revitalise your outdoor areas before listing.
1. Lawn care
A well maintained lawn can look appealing to buyers, so it’s definitely worth putting some effort into. Regular mowing and watering combined with a commercially available lawn fertilizer and herbicide should help to overcome the effects of the colder months.
A fresh layer of mulch can bring order to your garden beds with minimal effort. Another benefit is that mulch will help to keep weeds from sprouting. Mulch also helps to keep moisture in the soil, which is great as the weather warms up and plants use more water.
Spring is a great time to prune many plants and most hedges. An added advantage is that pruning will help to neaten up plants that have started to encroach on walkways or driveways. Pruning will also encourage new growth on your hedges, which always looks great at an open home.
Make sure that you don’t let your hard work go to waste by letting the lawns and gardens dry out. Try and water earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon and avoid the warmer hours in the middle of the day. By doing this you can minimise the amount of evaporation that happens before the water gets into the soil. Of course, ensure that you follow any relevant advice regarding water restrictions in your area.