With the feel of spring in the air, there’s no better time to sell your home, and as we’ve stated, gardens can be a big selling point, and you need to make sure you give them a bit of a tidy after winter. So here are our top five jobs for your garden this month to get it “sale” ready:
1. Spring bulbs are coming into their own, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a little love. Make sure you remove seed heads from daffodils and other bulbs but do leave the leaves to die back naturally and feed with a liquid tomato fertilizer to boost flowering and bulk up the bulb for the following year.
2. Our lawns will have taken a battering over the winter, and now they need some attention. Rake up moss and leaves and after some dry days, cut your lawn on a high setting and define the edges before the growing season kicks in.
3. Have a general tidy-up. Broken pots, leaves, broken branches, damaged paintwork – whatever looks untidy or damaged, use this time to clear away and fix – first impressions matter. Also, if you have a patio or decking, give them a pressure wash to clean the winter grime.
4. It may be that you will achieve a quick sale, but it’s still a good idea to stop the pests in their tracks now. As soon as the soil warms up, slugs are active and feast on new shoots. Wool pellets and slug nematodes are safe and won’t affect wildlife and pets, and it’s the right time to scatter them.
5. Replacing a worn fence can be a headache for a buyer, so fixing and painting damaged areas is a good investment of your time. It can make all the difference to the impression buyers have.
Taking a little time to get your garden in order helps you sell your property for the best price and is also good for your mental and physical health. If you want to do more but not sure where to start, there are several online sites which can help, including of course Gardeners’ World!
We hope you have found these tips useful and if you are thinking about selling your home, please do get in touch for your free market valuation.