How to Prepare Your Yard for a Home Viewing
An organic and spruced up garden can be a part of a home’s attraction. This is a compelling reason to treat your green space as an intrinsic part of the house. Gardens are little paradises where you can cool off, relax and meditate. Potential buyers see it as a place outdoors where they can soak in the sun, absorb nature or dabble in growing their own food and vegetables. Here are quick tips that you can do for a garden makeover.
Get Rid of Litter and Clutter
Often, the garden may become the dumping place for unwanted trash such as pieces of lumber from a DIY project last year or broken pots that you did not manage to throw away. Scour the property for any litter that looks unsightly and throw them away responsibly by going to your recycling and waste center. It is also easier to get an overview of what needs to be done in your garden once the clutter is gone.
Trim Hedges and Mow the Lawn
The idea is to sell your home as quickly as possible and to do this, you must be able to give a positive impression of your garden. Trim hedges at regular intervals. Neat hedges are not only pleasing to the eyes but also encourage healthy plant growth. The same goes for your lawn where you need to mow the grass once it reaches a third of the length of the blade. There’s nothing more alluring in the garden than to see a patch of verdant turf.
Fix Broken Pathways and Mend Fences
Pathways make it convenient for everyone including pets to walk around the garden. Over time, you might need to renew the pavement where stones could be dislodged causing an uneven surface. This could cause accidents, trips, and falls. In addition, check that fences are well-maintained, nail in wooden slabs that have become loose and put a fresh coat of paint to brighten up your yard.
If you have a fountain or pond in your garden, make sure that they are cleaned. Power wash your fountain to get rid of molds or green slime. Drain ponds and put on fresh plants. You can even add a bench in the garden under a shade to demonstrate that this is a good spot to relax and unwind.
Plant Flowers and Ornamentals on the Ground or in Pots
Once all these things are done, the final touch to sprucing up your garden is to plant flowers or ornamentals as the season allows. Give life to existing plants by applying fertilizer to ensure that they grow well and healthy. House sales can take place at any time of the year depending on your area. However, a lot of transactions occur in spring for those with families or autumn for those without kids so if you are showing the property at these times, make sure to get blooms and plants that attract attention.
Prepping your garden is not hard work but will give you enormous rewards. It enhances your home’s curb appeal promoting outdoors as a healthy place to chill. Besides, you benefit from sprucing your yard by moving, burning calories and breathing fresh air.