If you're looking to spruce up your home and attract buyers faster than you can say "horticulture," it's time to give your outdoor oasis a little extra love. Turns out, the key to a swift sale might just be hiding among the flowers and shrubbery.

In the realm of real estate, a well-kept garden is like a secret weapon that can add some serious pounds to your property value – £2,000 worth, to be precise, according to a previous study. So, whether you're planning a mini garden makeover or a full-blown green revolution, here are six garden updates that can turn your home into a buyer's paradise.

  1. Outdoor Building: While it might seem like a substantial investment, experts from GBC Group suggest that such additions can increase your property value by at least 5%. Consider adding an extra layer of allure to your garden with outdoor buildings such as garden rooms, log cabins, summerhouses, greenhouses, pergolas, workshops, or shed bases. These outdoor spaces provide functional and smartly-designed areas, offering potential buyers a place to relax or focus on their hobbies.
  2. Garden Glamour on a Buget: Improving your property's value doesn't have to break the bank. A simple garden face-lift can do wonders, a straightforward approach: clean up, tidy litter, remove dead plants, pull weeds, paint chipped fences, repair and feed the lawn, and add a burst of colour with new plants or a fresh coat of paint for the fence. Even during colder months, maintaining your outdoor space is crucial, as a messy garden can be a turn-off for potential buyers.
  3. Add a Key Selling Point: A well-maintained garden can be the deciding factor for many buyers. When altering your space, consider adding a key selling point that increases the value of your home, having a patio in your garden can work wonders, creating the illusion of two areas and making your garden look more spacious.
  4. Incorporate Water Features: From fountains to ponds, water features can transform your garden into a tranquil oasis, keep it relatively simple to avoid overwhelming designs. A subtle and aesthetically pleasing water feature can make the area feel calm, open, and relaxing, potentially covering noises from nearby roads.
  5. Shrubs for Shh...Privacy: Mature trees and shrubs can provide privacy and hide unattractive views, take a step back and objectively assessing your garden to determine what enhances the space and what detracts from it. Shrubs and hedges are simple and cost-effective ways to hide unwanted elements and add vibrancy to the garden.
  6. Think Carefully About Outdoor Furniture: Outdoor design plays a crucial role in a property's value, adding well-designed furniture to your garden can add between 5-10% to a property's value. Create an inviting space by adding a chair and bistro table or placing a bench strategically to catch the last rays of the sun. De-personalise the area to allow buyers to fully appreciate the space without distractions.

Ready to transform your outdoor space into a buyer's utopia? These garden gems are your secret weapons to make your house the talk of the town. So, grab your gardening gloves, and let the selling spectacle begin!

Sources from House Beautiful