Get your garden ship shape before you sell

Spring is finally upon us! If you’re thinking of selling your property, now is the time to consider the exteriors of your home and particularly your garden. With the days getting brighter and longer, potential buyers will pay more attention to your garden, so cast your eye around to check for issues caused by Storm Doris or any other adverse weather conditions.

Also – don’t forget the all-important photographs that will be used to market your home in printed materials and online! First impressions count, so it’s worth spending some extra time in the garden tidying up before you invite an estate agent round with a camera.

We spoke to local gardening expert Tony Digweed for his top gardening tips for anyone thinking of selling.

“A neat and tidy garden can make all the difference, so vendors should maximise their outdoor space and make it as appealing as possible. At this time of year many gardens may look a bit forlorn, but a simple few hours of work can have a transformative effect.”

Tony Digweed’s top 5 garden tips for sellers:

1. Repair/repaint fencing, sheds and garden furniture.

2. As soon as it’s dry enough, keep lawns well cut. Mowing lengthways creates attractive stripes that lead the eye and can make the garden look larger.

3. Make sure your hedges and shrubs look tidy. If it’s not the right time of year to do so, make sure your agent knows to advise any viewers.

4. Clean decking/patio areas and weed pathways.

5. Remember: make your garden flow so it feels like an extension of your property. Ensure ease of movement around your outdoor space and keep it neat so it looks low maintenance.

For more advice about selling your property this spring and a free property appraisal, contact the Jones Robinson Sales team on 01635 35010.

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