Sat 17 Apr 2021
Spring is in full swing, and with covid restrictions easing and the weather warming up, we can finally invite loved ones over for alfresco dining and drinks in our gardens.
Whether you’ve just moved into a new home, looking to move, or hosting a garden party, now is the perfect time to fix up your garden. We have put together five tips to get your garden spring/summer ready!
Spruce up what you already have
Take the time to remove any fallen leaves and branches, cut back dead stems and give the border a good weed. Look for loose leaves or clutter that may have blown in and become trapped in small spaces or hidden corners. Just a bit of a spruce up can make a big difference, a spotless garden will ensure that any visitors can appreciate its beauty fully.
Deep clean decking and paving stones
Having dirty and messy decking and paving stones can be a real turn-off but can easily be fixed. A jet wash is a perfect solution to get them clean and looking brand new instantly! Make sure to use the lowest pressure setting on wooden decking to avoid damaging the timber and when washing near flower beds use a plank or other barriers to stop accidentally spraying soil everywhere.
If you don’t have a jet wash to hand, a stiff brush will do the job too. Before you start scrubbing, make sure to apply oil to wooden decking to make it last longer. Outdoor furniture can also look a bit worn at this time of the year too, and scrubbing it down with warm soapy water will have it looking in pristine condition again.
If you’re prepping your garden to put your home for sale, an attractive seating area can really sell the garden and you can always take the furniture with you.
A quick paint job
If your fences are looking a little run down, there’s nothing like a little paint job that will do the job to bring them back to life!
Mow the Lawn
A neat and tidy lawn makes all the difference and gives an amazing feel to the garden with very minimal effort.
If your lawn is needing a bit of nourishment this can easily be sorted out with a sprinkle of grass seed or Miracle Grow Patch Magic which will bring it back to life.
Re-plant pots and plant some flowers
Flowers are a great way to bring some life to your garden and giving it that extra wow factor. If you’re not a gardening type of person, there’s always the option of purchasing some ready-made pots, window baskets, or hanging baskets that you can place around.
Once you have implemented all these tips, you’ll have a garden that your neighbors will be envious of or an interested buyer who can’t wait to make an offer on your home!
If you’re thinking about buying or letting your property and would like to speak to one of our local expert agents, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01788 551111.