Barry Burrows offers expert advice on how to prepare your garden for a spring house sale:
“Discard frost damaged to broken outdoor tubs and planters and invest in new ones. Fill with fresh compost and cram with either large feature plants, or Spring flowering bulbs and seasonal bedding, but all should have impact, adding colour, texture or scent.
Frame your front entrance, create a framework of plants at the front door, adding something scented creates a wonderful first impression. Ensure gates are oiled and working freely, fences have been repaired and are erect after recent bad weather, and hedges have been given a gentle spring prune.
- adding a layer of mulch will instantly perk up borders, giving a good finish and make a space feel well maintained.
- ensure the views out into the garden are clear and are dressed to elongate perspective and to highlight the available space
- a couple of hours maintenance making sure leaves are cleared, paving is kept free of slippery algae and decking rejuvenated will keep things clean and fresh.
- ensure outside lighting is working, as the evenings won’t be fully light for a couple of months.
- carefully situated designer spot lights will make your outside space look generous and attractive, security lights will not, they are only practical.”