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Front Gardens – Creating kerb appeal for Home sellers

Front Gardens – Creating kerb appeal for Home sellers

Front Gardens  – Creating Kerb Appeal

Front of House

When it comes to selling your house, making a great first impression is key. The very first thing your buyer will see when they come to view your house will be the front garden or front of house. So its well worth investing a little time and money into sprucing up the front of the outside space.  Having said this, its important to remember that some buyers may not be confident gardeners, so while its a good idea to add colour and interest, it also needs to look simple and easy to maintain at the same time.

Whether you have an extensive front garden or just a small space, there is plenty you can do to cheer it up and make it welcoming. Here are some top tips and quick tricks to help you to boost your home’s kerb appeal.

Five Top Tips for Improving Kerb Appeal

1. Tidy any unruly shrubs or hedges

ClippingTo a potential buyer , an overgrown shrub may look like a daunting project. Not only does it look messy from the outside, but large shrubs and hedges can also block valuable natural daylight from inside the house. Avoid giving anything a really hard cut back or prune to bare wood (because that would look worse) but do give any shrubs or hedges an good clip into shape. Whether you have a large shrub or hedge out in the front or even a small box hedge, it’s amazing what a difference it makes to the overall tidiness of the garden. it create clean lines and structural shapes that freshly clipped shrubs can offer.

2. Tidy Climbers

Tidy climbersIf your selling your house in summer, any climbers that you have on your front wall or over the door such as roses, clematis, jasmine or wisteria, may have put on alot of growth or long whippy stems. Snip these or tie in any rogue stems and clip back any bushy foliage before the viewing. Make sure there aren’t any straggly stems dangling in front of the windows.

3. Control Ivy

Control IvyIvy can be very off putting to a potential buyer because its not good for brickwork or rendering. If you do have some ivy on the front of your house, its a good ideas to remove any stray creeping stems so that it looks under control. Don’t be tempted to to get too carried away though. Removing thick , established ivy can make the wall look tatty and might even damage some of the exterior rendering. So its best to just trim it so that its neat and leave it in place.

4. Add Pots of Colour

Add Pots of ColourIf you head to the garden centre at any time of the year, you’ll find that they ‘ve got all their best plants on display that are in full flower and looking their best. Snap up a few good sized flowering shrubs to add instant impact to your garden. Either plant them in your front borders or position them in containers close to your front door. The extra colour is not only pleasing to the eye, but it helps to give a good quick glance first impression and welcoming feel about the house.

5. A quick redesign

A quick redesignIf you have a very plain or neglected front garden, investing in getting it landscaped is a really good call. It doesn’t have to be a huge expenditure. It could be as simple as having the lawn area levelled and shaped with surrounding borders. Why not add a new pathway or paved area

 

 

Garden design & build, Wroxton Stage 1

Garden design & build, Wroxton Stage 1

Wroxton Garden Design & Build Stage 1 Completion Banbury Gardeners have now completed stage 1 landscaping to this cottage garden design in the village of Wroxton, Oxfordshire. A delightful cottage garden located in this North Oxfordshire village. we first published this garden on our website which can be found here using this link https://www.banburygardeners.co.uk/small-garden-makeover-wroxton-oxfordshire/  Garden now… Continue Reading

Country Garden makeover, Swalcliffe

Country Garden makeover, Swalcliffe

Introduction Banbury Gardeners are commissioned to create a country garden makeover to this rural cottage garden in North Oxfordshire close to the village of Swalcliffe near Banbury. A beautiful tranquil garden enclosed by stone walling with an enchanting peacefulness looking out to the countryside beyond. Garden Brief Primarily to create new planting schemes throughout the… Continue Reading

Garden design & build, Middleton Cheney

Garden design & build, Middleton Cheney

Introduction Banbury Gardeners complete the garden design and build to this rear garden in Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire. Designed By Alexander John of Banbury Gardeners and built by Mark Wilson of Banbury Paving and Fencing. This private south facing garden now commands interest i the following areas: Garden Features A raised corner patio built in local… Continue Reading

A garden for all senses and seasons

A garden for all senses and seasons

Introduction Now the wintery weather is really settling in, here at Alexander John Garden Design, we’ve been exploring some creative ideas and are excited about the enormous potential of sensory gardens for any size of home garden. About the Sensory Space A sensory garden is a self contained , stimulating enviroment which can be beneficial… Continue Reading

Garden Design Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire

Garden Design Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire

Alexander John Garden Design of Banbury Gardeners have been invited to create a garden design in Kings Sutton near Banbury. A delightful small garden overlooking beautiful fields into  Oxfordshire. New garden to be low maintenance with emphasis on entertaining space, colourful contemporary planting, raised beds and garden split into 3 zones. Garden owners looking for new garden to create interest as… Continue Reading

New Garden maintenance, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire

New Garden maintenance, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire

Wellesbourne Garden maintenance Banbury Gardeners welcome a new garden maintenance in the Warwickshire village of Wellesbourne. Located in the heart of the old village stands this garden enclosed by old brick walling and fencing. A large rectangular shaped garden with a west facing outlook. Garden services to include: Weekly / Fortnightly garden maintenance during the… Continue Reading

New Garden maintenance, Wroxton, Banbury

New Garden maintenance, Wroxton, Banbury

New Garden maintenance in Wroxton, Oxfordshire Banbury Gardeners welcome a new garden maintenance in Wroxton near Banbury Oxfordshire. Located in the heart of this North Oxfordshire village is this delightful cottage garden on 6 levels. This garden will now be maintained by us on a fortnightly basis by one of our new gardeners James. Garden… Continue Reading

Newbottle mini garden makeover, Banbury

Newbottle mini garden makeover, Banbury

Newbottle Mini Garden Makeover, Banbury, Oxfordshire Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance of Banbury Gardeners are invited for the design and build of a mini garden makeover to this garden in Newbottle near Kings Sutton. Located on the edge of the village overlooking the Oxfordshire countryside. A rural cottage style garden wanting to undertake a… Continue Reading

Front Garden makeover, Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire

Front Garden makeover, Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire

Banbury Gardeners complete the front garden makeover to this small front garden in Middleton Cheney. Please see link of garden prior to works. https://www.banburygardeners.co.uk/front-garden-design/ Garden located on a new development to the north of the village was originally planted and landscaped by the developer and planting was boring and uninspiring. Customer wanted a garden to be… Continue Reading