For prospective buyers, a well-maintained, decent sized garden is one of the most appealing features of a property. Not only does a nice garden or patio area provide a place for the kids to play, but it’s a great place to relax and enjoy the sunshine during the warm summer months. However, an overgrown or neglected outside space can be incredibly off-putting for many buyers.
What’s more, if you are looking to put your home in Wandsworth on the market, a poorly maintained garden can also negatively affect your pre-sale property valuation.
On this blog page, the experts at Trust Milo Ltd take a look at some of the ways you can optimise your garden to get the most from your pre-sale appraisal.
As we get closer to the official start of spring, we can finally say goodbye to a wet and miserable winter and start looking forward to sunshine and warmer weather. This is really the perfect time to start making plans for your garden and, with a little bit of time and effort, it won’t take long for you to reap the benefits.
Some of the ways you can improve your garden for spring include:
Among the many things that can affect your property valuation, the exterior of a home is something that many vendors in Wandsworth overlook. While they may pay attention to things like broken brickwork and loose roof tiles, they neglect to tidy up their front or back garden. This sets a poor first impression with your valuer.
If you have an overgrown garden, we recommend getting someone in to trim it back. Not only will this give a better first impression, but it will also show off the full extent of your garden.
Get New Fencing
In recent months, multiple storms have battered the UK. This took its toll on fence panels across the country, and Wandsworth was no different. If you have broken, bowed and bent fencing, consider investing in replacement panels. This will help to frame your garden beautifully, which could result in a more positive property valuation.
If you didn’t have the time to plant anything in time for spring, don’t worry about it. There are dozens of garden centres and nurseries that serve customers in the Wandsworth area, where you can buy a wide range of bedding plants. With no more than a day or two of gardening, you can breathe new life into your outside space with flowers bursting with colour and fragrance.
Add New Decking
If you are worried that your current patio is a little small and might affect your property valuation, why not install decking in your garden? Not only will this add roughly 2% to the overall value of your home in Wandsworth, but it also provides an excellent place to relax or to entertain friends and family on sunny days.
Jet Wash Paving
A newly installed driveway or patio can add style and value to any home, but some materials require a little maintenance in order to keep them looking at their best for longer. While you don’t need to clean a gravel driveway, materials like concrete and block paving can occasionally suffer from moss and weed growth.
Using a jet washer is the easiest and most effective way to clean dirt, grime and lichen from patios and driveways.