How to Prepare Your Garden When Selling Your Home


When it comes to selling your home, its just as important to focus on the outside of your property, as well as the interiors. First impressions are a huge factor within selling and buying a property and with this in mind, you need to put yourself into the viewers shoes and imagine what they would want to see. The last thing you want is to view a property with an overgrown garden or dead plants, as this will leave an instantly negative first impression which doesn’t bode well for the rest of the viewing. Giving your homes exterior some TLC before the viewing is a necessity and it’s also really simple to do.

Sheds and Garages

Over the years, you’ll probably find that your shed or garage can become a little lost in the garden. This is usually a result of overgrown climbers that clamber up the wall and add camouflage to the area, or general wear and tear that can result in your shed or garage looking dull and lifeless. It’s not often that people pay much attention to their outdoor sheds or garages, but it’s important to do so. To ensure your shed stands proud within your garden, be sure to remove any weeds or plants that have decided to grow around or up the side of the walls, as well as giving it a good clean. By cleaning your shed, you can bring back the original colour and create a bold focal point that fits neatly into your outdoor space. Ultimately, if your shed is beyond repair, you could look at places like Two Wests for an affordable replacement, as this will instantly brighten up your garden. When it comes to your garage, it’s slightly different as this feature is permanent and requires a little more attention. Give your garage a good check over, making sure there are no cracks in the walls, chips in the paint or even patches of mould or damp that have gathered over the months. If you do find any issues, it’s important to address them and fix them before you open your house up to viewings.

Mow the Lawn


From a first glance, the lawn can have a huge impact on the overall look of your garden. If your lawn is overgrown and messy, it will make your garden feel untidy and unwelcoming, which is the last thing you want when trying to sell your property. Make sure you mow your lawn properly and neatly before you put your house on the market, as this will help to make the photos look as good as possible for the brochure, as well as making your home feel inviting when people come to view. Along with mowing your lawn, you should also go around the edges of your lawn and trim them down to ensure they look neat and tidy. This will help to create more of a streamlined look that will create a lovely aesthetical appeal.

Exterior Lighting

One of the best features that you can add to your garden is exterior lighting. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, having outdoor lighting to illuminate areas of your garden can create a stunning look. If you currently have outdoor lighting, now is the time to ensure it’s working properly, with no cracks or broken parts, as this will create a negative impact when people come to view. If you don’t currently have lighting, there are lots of great ways in which you can incorporate it into your landscaping. Exterior lighting is a really good selling point, as not only does it enhance your garden, but it also adds safety which is always an important factor when buying a property. 

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