How to Add Value to Your Garden

5 August 2021

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If you are looking to sell your home soon, you will likely give it a good clean before placing it on the market. If you have the time and a little budget, you could also make a few upgrades to add value to your property.

When looking at home improvement, one of the best places you can make changes is your garden. The changes can be small and simple, yet guaranteed to make a huge difference. Making your garden more attractive can be a huge selling point!

Here are 5 tips to help you spruce up your garden and add value.

#1 Declutter

Just like you would inside your home, decluttering your garden can have the same impact. By getting rid of any unwanted items and debris, you can instantly enhance the appearance of your garden. But it is not just the debris that makes it look untidy, it can also be overgrown bushes and trees, damage to furniture from any bad weather in the Winter, and dead growth. Some of these jobs are done easily with home tools, but some jobs are bigger and may require the help of S&B Tree Services.

#2 Spruce

If you have a pool, furniture, shed, decking, fencing, or any items really that are looking tired and worn down, a quick and cheap way to change this is to spruce them up with a little paint. A fresh lick of paint can instantly change the way something looks, without breaking the bank. This can make the garden much more presentable to potential buyers.

#3 Add some colour

Go a step beyond tidying up your garden and make it irresistible to buyers. By adding colours, preferably seasonal colours with a range of plants and ornaments, you show buyers the potential of the garden and help them visualise what it could be for them.

#4 Add a focus point

If you have more of a budget, perhaps you could entice buyers with something more, such as a statement piece. A statement piece in a garden could be anything from a garden swing, a pool, a summer house, a water feature, etc. This will not only add value to your home by adding a touch of luxury but also provide something more than they may have seen in other properties they have viewed. If it's a summer house you are after, you could take a look at the Scotts of Thrapston website ( to get an idea of the designs and options that you could go for. Whatever focus point you decide on, make sure it is well thought out before investing though, as you want to meet the needs of your potential buyers, not put them off. The statement piece should be kept in good condition and treated to withstand all weather conditions.

#5 Style your garden

Treat your garden as an extension of your home. You have furniture (or perhaps have hired showroom furniture) to show the potential of your home, so why not do the same with your garden? If you have some old furniture in the corner or hiding away in the shed, now would be a good time to clean it up and use it to style your garden. It provides buyers with another chance of visualising themselves living there and enjoying themselves in what could be their own garden space.

There are many ways, big and small, to change your garden to add value and create a great first impression on buyers.