Top 10 tips for selling your home

If you are thinking of selling your home, here are our top 10 tips for getting your garden in order:-

1. Spruce up your garden

  • Remove old sheds, broken items and pots
  • Rake up leaves
  • Dispose of all rubbish and garden waste
  • Hide all toys, play frames and trampolines and personal items such as laundry
  • Put all utility items (refuse, recycling & compost bins) in one area

 2. Get your lawn in shape

  • Mow your lawn regularly
  • Edge your lawn using a half moon cutter to give it a neat finish
  • In spring and autumn scarify your lawn with a wire headed rake
  • Use a fork to remove lawn compaction
  • Feed and weed it

 3. Plant some seasonal colour

  • Plant some eye catching colourful plants in pots or in your borders
  • Seasonal bedding plants offer a quick colourful solution
  • Evergreens are good for all year round interest

 4. Improve your curb appeal

  • Tidy up your front garden to give a good first and last impression
  • To welcome viewers add some container plants to your front door space
  • Paint your front door

 5. Garden lighting

  • Install some garden lighting for evening viewings
  • Solar lighting is an easy option
  • A qualified electrician can install an outdoor electricity supply if needed

 6. Paint unsightly woodwork

  • Paint all exterior woodwork
  • Choose neutral colours
  • Paint all woodwork the same colour so that it all ties together

 7. Screen off areas

  • Add plants or screening to create privacy
  • Add screening to hide utility or unsightly areas
  • Correct placement of screening can add interest

 8. Weed and mulch borders

  • Hoe over your borders and remove weeds regularly
  • Dispose of any weeds properly
  • Add more plants if there is lots of bare soil
  • Add a thick layer of mulch on top of weeded areas

 9. Wash hard surfaces

  • Jet wash patio and paths
  • Apply an organic cleaner once surfaces are dry to stop them becoming green
  • Clean exterior paintwork
  • Clean your windows

10.  Tend to your garden plants

  • Prune your shrubs and trees
  • Cut your hedges
  • Remove any problematic trees and plants from your garden

If you need any further advice please contact us at or give us a call on 07961 907662.

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