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Are you thinking of selling your home in the near future? If you are thinking of how to upgrade your home to get the best price, an often missed area is your garden!

A mother and child working in a backyard garden.

Why Gardens Are Popular

For most homeowners, an area of outside space to call their own is important, and any good home selling agent will tell you that a garden is one of the most often requested must-haves from potential buyers.

If you look at houses for sale online, especially high-quality houses from agents like Broadhurst Property, mature gardens are a sign of a well-maintained home.

If you’re looking to upgrade your garden area and get ready to sell your home, check out these tips below.

A featured garden area surrounding a pond with a small bridge.

Make It A Feature Area

If you want to take your garden from good to great, it is worth upgrading the main features. Try planting some vibrant annuals and perennials in your garden beds. This is the easiest way to give your garden a boost, and there are plenty of plants out there that are suitable for this kind of task. After all, buyers love color!

Trees, shrubs, and hedging can also play a big part in making your garden the envy of the street. Choose versatile plants that work well as both features and plants that will fill out the rest of your garden. This will make your garden look more appealing to anyone looking at it online and in person.

The contrast of a landscaped area right next to a standard lawn.

Landscaped or Lawn?

For older house buyers, gardens with lawns tend to be more popular than those with landscaped areas. However, with the rise of the smaller ride-on and easy-to-use lawnmower, adding a few landscaped features is easier to do, making it more appealing to young families with young children. This is something you should definitely consider if you’re looking to attract younger buyers.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with a lawn, and some gardens look better without the added clutter that landscaping can bring. Remember that if you’re planning on selling your home in the near future, your choice of design will be dependent on who you think will be viewing your home.

Several outdoor landscape lights in a row next to planted shrubs.

Lighting Your Garden

Don’t forget about lighting! Bright and attractive lighting outside can make your garden appear much brighter than it actually is. If you are planning on doing some nighttime entertaining, then take the time to ensure that your garden is well illuminated.

Lighting can also be used to highlight important features, like a pool or decking area. You might want to cover one wall of your garden with wall lights and use spotlights in the corners for maximum effect.

A nice spread of food on an outdoor table set on a wooden deck.

An Area For Entertaining Guests

Entertaining outside when the weather is right is always fun, and it’s a great selling point for potential buyers. If you want to impress future homeowners, add some added features to your garden that make it more appealing to visitors and prospective buyers alike.

Building a decking area is one of the best ways of doing this as well as adding in features like lighting and a fire pit into your existing garden. This will make your garden appear more modern and give future homeowners plenty of space to enjoy themselves outside.

Looking for More Gardening and Landscaping Ideas?

Check out a few of our recent posts on landscaping ideas you can DIY on a budget to get your home ready to sell!

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