Preparing your property well during the spring months can ensure that you are ready to take advantage of the best seasons for selling, but to make the most of the better weather you need to get your garden ready. Start with a touch of outside spring cleaning, clearing any old leaves or rubbish that has accumulated over the winter and pruning back roses, fruit trees or other plants that like to be cut back in spring, then start brightening up your garden ready for summer.
Fill Up Your Flowerbeds
Now that the risk of frost has passed, you can start planting out some pretty plants to make your house look like a home and provide fresh cut flowers to bring in throughout the summer. Your local garden centre or nursery should be able to provide some bedding plants that are ready to plant out, instantly transforming your home. Petunias, pansies, lobelia and anemones will all work well. Fill in any gaps with the leafy green of Lady’s Mantle or Alchemilla. The less empty space there is, the less weeding will need to be done, but you can also cover empty patches with mulch to prevent weeds from taking hold.
Tubs, hanging baskets and planters are an easy way to add colour, even if all you have is a parking space or a window box. Fill containers with summer flowers or with later flowering bulbs, such as late daffodils or tulips. Choose colourful, perfumed plants to place around your entrances and welcome buyers into the property.
Mow the Lawn
Moving your lawn regularly will make sure your garden looks tidy and easy to manage, particularly if you make the effort to trim the edges neatly.
Refresh Garden Furniture
A comfortable bench or outside table can inspire buyers with ideas of sitting out on long summer evenings, but only if they are in good condition. Keep outdoor furniture clean and consider replacing older pieces or smartening them up with a fresh coat of paint.
Check Your Kerb Appeal
First impressions count, so make sure your property looks good from the street. Drive past it to see it from a prospective buyer’s point of view. Make sure your garden looks attractive and well cared for to convince potential buyers that this home will be pleasant to live in and easy to maintain.