In order to ensure that you are portraying your home to others in its best light, it is vital that you keep your garden looking presentable throughout the selling period. Here are some top tips on how you can make your garden or outdoor space attractive during the autumn season.
When selling your home, a key aspect that draws a buyer’s attention is the outdoor space, as this is where they get their initial perception of the property. In order to ensure that you are portraying your home to others in its best light, it is vital that you keep your garden looking presentable throughout the selling period. Here are some top tips on how you can make your garden or outdoor space attractive during the autumn season…
- Clear Away Old Vegetation
If your garden previously housed vegetables or summer flowers that have passed their prime, get rid of them now. Dead or rotting plants are incredibly unattractive and make your garden look messy. Also remember to remove weeds from flower beds and pavements.
- Plant Autumn/Winter flowers
Flowers provide colour throughout the colder months which helps to keep your garden space alive and vibrant. Evergreen shrubs, Hellebores, Skimmias, Cyclamen and winter flowering Violas will last until spring. Nigella, Ammi Majus, Sweet Rocket and Cornflowers are all hardy annual flowers. Planting flowers does not necessarily have to be in flower beds as containers or pots work just as well. These can be handy especially if you only have a balcony space or if you lack garden space to introduce beds.
- Rake up Leaves
Whilst fallen autumn leaves can be beautiful due to their delicate earthy colours, no one can deny that they are a nuisance when they cover your garden or outdoor space. Rake or sweep up fallen leaves from your outdoor space during the selling period so that they are not off-putting to potential buyers.
- Cut the Grass
Before winter arrives, you should trim the grass for the final time so that it looks tidy through the colder months. Set your mower blades higher than usual to leave the grass a little bit longer so that it does not die. Then, in order to keep up a presentable appearance you can refine the edges of your grass plot with an edging tool.
- Fresh Coat of Paint
Nothing makes an outdoor space more appealing than adding some colour. Whether this is a garden fence, a shed, balcony rails, or garden furniture; a dash of fresh paint will make your outdoor living area much more attractive. You don’t necessarily need to go all out with a bright red or blue, as even a simple glossy brown can make your garden more presentable with its vibrant shine. Pealing, dusty, untidy paintwork can make your garden look run down, so definitely try to recoat to keep your garden in top form over autumn.
If you are looking to sell your property visit Thomas H Wood Estate Agents. We can provide you with further insight into the best ways to sell your home and can aid you through the selling process with ease. Visit https://www.thomashwood.com for more information.