I’m a gardening expert and here are five easy makeovers that will help your home sell

HOMEOWNERS want to make sure their home is worth as much as possible, especially if they are planning to sell.

A quick and easy way to increase the price of your home is to make some changes to your yard.


Painting your fence won’t take too long but could add a lot to the value of your home.Credit: Getty

The outdoor experts of GardenBuildingsDirect.com revealed their pro tips to help people spruce up their outdoor space when putting their home up for sale.

With the housing market currently facing challenges for buyers, transforming an outdoor space is one of the most effective ways to differentiate a home from the rest of the competition.

There are many different ways to spruce up a garden, from simple jobs like clearing weeds and debris, to adding patio space that can dramatically increase the value of a home.

A spokesperson for Direct garden buildings said: “Updating your outdoor space to match what a buyer is looking for can be a tricky task if not carefully thought out.

“With the state of the housing market leaving sellers in a mild state of panic, it’s important to explore different ways to update your outdoor living space and make your home stand out to visitors. potential buyers.

“Simple tasks like cutting the grass to two and a half inches, as well as giving the fence a fresh coat of paint, can turn your yard into a buyer’s dream.”

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Here are their top five expert tips…

Clear the weeds

Experts said: “Start by digging up any weeds that may have been left to proliferate as the rainy weather took over.

“Mulch is also a great way to control excessive weed growth, and if applied correctly to overgrown areas, it can instantly improve the appearance of a garden.”

To mow the lawn

The pros of Direct garden buildings said: “It’s a simple task that can often be overlooked, but ensuring the garden looks clean is key to attracting potential buyers.

“If the grass is clean and cut to about two and a half inches, it shows the space is well maintained and means less work for the new owner.”

The pros also explained that mowing your lawn could make a big difference


The pros also explained that mowing your lawn could make a big differenceCredit: Alamy

Complete unfinished work

Experts said: “When people come to view the property, unfinished work can stick out like a sore thumb.

“Make sure there are no rusty nails sticking out of the garden shed or, if an exterior building is incomplete, be prepared to fix it before you put your house on the market.

“Buyers won’t want to inherit projects you haven’t completed!”

Dress up outdoor furniture

The pros said, “Having outdoor furniture is usually essential for outdoor enthusiasts who want to get the most out of relaxing in their back garden.

“To enhance any existing furniture, add pillows to brighten up the space.

“If the furniture is worn, hide the nasty seats with a light blanket or replace the culprit furniture entirely.”

Repaint the fences

Gardening experts say: “Apply a fresh coat of matte black paint to your fence to give the garden a modern look.

“You can take it a step further by placing fairy lights around fences to create a cozy atmosphere and add a warm touch to the outdoor space.

“Buyers will feel the comfort themselves and want to spend more time there.”

Terri S. Tomasini