Top Garden Improvements to Boost Your Property’s Value

Any homeowner is constantly looking for ways to boost their property’s market value. Whether it’s new build garden ideas or ways to spruce up older gardens, your outdoor area has a lot to say when it comes to your property’s value. This is especially true in populous cities that are full of apartments, as gardens will be perceived as luxuries. Despite this, people looking to settle down with a family will want a nice yard. This is why it’s so important to ensure your garden is in proper shape. Detailed below are some of the top garden improvements to boost your property’s value

Photo of a backyard garden with paver walkway
Every part of this garden is perfectly manicured. This tells potential buyers that the owner keeps things in great shape.

Create Specific Zones

First up is the creation of zones, which expresses just how a prospective buyer might set up their own garden. From outdoor kitchens to entertaining areas, and play areas to vegetable gardens, you want to show prospective buyers just how versatile your space has the potential to be.

From a buyer’s perspective, your backyard is thought of as an additional room. This means you need to “paint” it in the best light. What’s more, creating zones can demonstrate the size of your garden, which will be a desirable quality, as big gardens are highly sought after. 

Build an Additional Room in an Outbuilding 

As previously mentioned, gardens are often regarded as additional rooms. Just imagine the value of having a room in your garden. Transforming an outbuilding into an additional room allows you to extend your property at a fraction of the cost of a traditional extension. Meanwhile, it still allows you to fetch more money when the time comes to sell. Upon seeing additional rooms, prospective buyers see opportunities. Whether they wish to create a cinema room, gym, office, work studio, bar, or anything else, the possibility is there. What’s more, most outbuilding work doesn’t require planning permission, making it easy to implement.

All the Accessories

Photo of a wood walkway through a garden area
A garden is incomplete without flowers. If you’re having difficulty, speak to a specialist about what kind of plants grow well in your location.

While prospective buyers won’t be buying items that you furnish your garden with, they’ll still want to see the potential your garden has. As a result, it’s a good idea to have the necessary tools put in place prior to any property viewings. You want the prospective buyers to visualize the dream, and this isn’t as easily achieved via an empty garden. As a result, keeping style at the forefront of priorities is essential when it comes to boosting your property’s value. 

Create an Alfresco Dining Area

One of the top garden improvements is to add outdoor seating. It’s essential for creating an outdoor space where people can actually sit and enjoy nature. This is why an alfresco dining area will cause your property’s value to skyrocket.

Tables, chairs, parasols, and other dining equipment should be placed in your garden ahead of viewings. As previously mentioned, this helps you sell the dream to prospective buyers, as they’ll be able to picture what they’d do with the space with ease.

Be mindful of where you place your alfresco dining area, as you’ll need to pay attention to where the sun falls. After all, you want a bit of sunlight over the area, but you don’t want so much that it becomes unbearable to sit there for long periods of time. 

Fix Fences and Do the Weeding 

A garden that looks like a fixer-upper isn’t as appealing as one that has had all the work done. It may not seem like a lot, but weeding your garden and fixing your fences will make a huge difference when it comes to bolstering your home’s value. Prospective buyers don’t want to look at a property and see problems they have to fix. They want to look at a property and see unique opportunities. 

When fixing fences and weeding in your garden, don’t forget the importance of pest control. One way to keep pests out of your garden is by installing poultry netting and fences around the perimeter. Poultry netting is a wire mesh type perfect for keeping out rabbits, squirrels, and other small animals that might be tempted to nibble on your plants. Fences can also provide an effective barrier to keep larger animals like deer out of your garden. By protecting your plants, you can ensure that your garden looks great and stays healthy, which can ultimately boost your property’s value.

Tre Pryor, Realtor

Tre Pryor is the leading real estate expert in the city of Louisville. He is a multi-million dollar producer and consistently ranks in the top 1% of Louisville Realtors for homes sold. Tre Pryor has the highest possible rating—5.0 stars on Google—by his clients and is routinely interviewed by the local NBC news. Tre Pryor is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.