The first thing a person usually see's when viewing a property is your garden or outdoor space. We give a few easy tips on how to improve your outdoor space, as first impressions count when selling or letting your property out.
When it comes to your home's outdoor space, be it a garden, patio or balcony, making it look attractive need not be difficult. Simple potted plants can make a patio or balcony look more bright and inviting, along with some seating.
If you have a bigger outdoor space, then mowing your lawn, weeding, digging over borders and keeping shrubs, trees and hedges well-trimmed and under control makes a huge difference. If you want to keep your borders low maintenance, then putting down a membrane and gravelling over it to stop weeds from coming through is a very cost-effective and easy solution. You can still put plants into your border by cutting out a suitable space in the lining in a cross shape so you can pull the fabric back over once you've planted.
If you want low maintenance plants that will come back year after year, take a look at some perennials such as lavender.
Lavender comes in many colours and some with variegated foliage, which can be an attractive and practical addition to your garden. Lavender is ideally trimmed back in late summer, though try not to cut right back to the woody stems, as it is more difficult to generate new growth from this part of the plant.
By increasing the curb appeal of your property, you'll make it more desirable to potential buyers and tenants for when you come to sell or let your property.
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