It seems that Spring is finally here, and the sun is now making an appearance. What better time to get your DIY on?
Brighter days mean that the colours of spring begin to pop and outdoor spaces really have their time to shine in the property market.
Whether you’re buying, selling, or just looking to spruce up your outdoor areas, we’ve put together a list of top tips to get your garden ready for enjoying the brighter days.
1. Prioritise the basics
Mow the grass, cut back any overgrowing trees and plants, pull any weeds and sweep up the rogue dirt. A well-kept garden provides an opportunity to explore the outdoors from the comfort of your home, encouraging a homely feeling.
If you’re looking for something that will really last, laying artificial grass could be a great alternative. It looks like the real deal but is much more manageable to maintain – all year round!
2. Tidy up the details
A quick clean of outdoor spaces can make a huge difference. Whether it’s a sweep and jet wash of the patio or washing down outdoor flooring and putting away unneeded items, it can make a great impact on the overall appearance of the property. Discarded leaves, dog mess, and general clutter can be binned, and garden tools should have a home in your shed or garage. Once it’s sparkling clean, it’ll make the garden feel fresh and cared for.
3. Touch up any paintwork
It might be a job that is put off for longer than other garden jobs because of how long it can take, but it will make a world of difference. Following a few harsh storms at the start of the year, paintwork can require a bit of TLC. By adding a fresh lick of paint to any brickwork or fences that might have suffered over the winter, you’ll elevate the aesthetic and price of the property.
4. Start planting!
Bringing life to your garden is as easy as potting some plants! Whether it’s shrubs, flowers, or herbs – plants do a fantastic job of landscaping your garden, adding colour, and directing vision, even creating private areas.
5. Invest in outdoor furniture
Making an investment in some garden furniture can really help to frame your outdoor space and optimise its use. By placing small table and chair sets in quiet corners you can start to shape the way your garden is used, to benefit from the space available.
Children’s climbing frames, although not suitable for adults, are a great addition to the garden and make use of any available space offering endless entertainment for the kids and encouraging the garden area of the home to be used for fun.