With spring just around the corner, now is the time to inject new life into your property.
A first impression counts and if you want to stand out in the street the easiest way is by giving the front of your property an overhaul. Start by taking a walk down your street towards your property. What’s the first thing you see? Is it the gate? Is it a flowerbed? Or is it the driveway? What needs colour, life and a bit of attention? In today’s ultra competitive market, giving your home street appeal is paramount and the easiest way to do this is by adding good quality plants that create visual impact.
Visit your local nursery and ask for advice. They are helpful and generally have a wealth of knowledge. Let them know about the location. Is it sunny? Does it face west? And what plants are already in your garden. Take photos and show them what you’re working with. Get adventurous and have fun. Larger plants create impact and smaller textural plants bring it all together. Once at home, plant your new plants either early in the morning or late in the afternoon and remember to water well after planting in.
Debbie Braund from Copper Beech has a genuine love of gardens and knows first hand how important it is to maintain and refresh in spring. Debbie says “Giving your garden a simple overhaul is something that many people don’t do. It’s an important element and we are lucky to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle that enables us to spend many hours in the garden. Debbie goes on to say “If you are selling, putting a little tender loving care into your gardens can be a very cost affective way of appealing to a wider market.”
Pruning, weeding, mulching are three of the most important things to do at this time of the year. It’s quite surprising how much larger and more presentable your garden will look by just doing these three jobs. Pruning before spring encourages new growth, weeding allows your plants to shine and neatens up garden beds. Lastly, mulching keeps the weeds at bay and finishes off all your hard work.
More of Debbie’s tips are remove or store old plastic pots and gardening tools. Just like indoors, its important that the garden does not become the place to store unwanted items. Experienced de-clutter expert. Louisa Thomas from The Finishing Touch says “Removing mess and chaos is the biggest turn off for your buyer, spring is the perfect time to renew, refresh and clean”
Let’s carry those wise words outside into the sunshine and spring clean our gardens ready for summer