In a recent post on Domain.com.au the following tips were mentioned,
1. DEFINING LAWN EDGES AND HELPING YOUR GARDEN LOOK TAMED WILL ADD TO ITS APPEAL.
Why it increases the value of your home: Well-defined lawn edges lend an orderly and polished look that is appealing to both sales agents and home buyers. No one wants to buy a property with an overgrown lawn, for two obvious reasons: first, it will take a significant amount of work and time on the part of the buyers to make it look good again, and second, it gives a negative impression about the homeowners.
2. USE PLANTS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS SUCH AS A VIEW INTO A NEIGHBOUR’S YARD.
Why it increases the value of your home: Greenery is the best scenery, but you know what’s better? Functional foliage! Strategically placed plants, shrubs, and trees in your garden or yard can do more than just refresh your senses. They can also serve as a natural barrier and cost-effective privacy screen for your yard.
3. WEEDING AND MULCHING WILL GIVE THE APPEARANCE OF BEING LOW MAINTENANCE AND WELL KEPT.
Why it increases the value of your home: Similar to point # 1, these two processes are critical to keeping your lawn as beautiful and well-maintained as possible. And as we’ve established earlier, a well-kept lawn can significantly increase the value of your home.
4. LAY A LUSH, NEW LAWN.
Why it increases the value of your home: If your lawn is dying (or has already died), it’s time to replace it with a brand new lawn. A fresh lawn is more appealing to the eyes of any agent or buyer than a dried out, lifeless lawn.
5. ADD COLOUR AND FORM IN THE WAY OF PLANTERS AT ENTRANCES, DRIVEWAYS ETC.
Why it increases the value of your home: Plants, particularly flowering plants, have a way of creating an inviting atmosphere to any home. Putting them in planter boxes and pot stands in high traffic areas of your home creates an organic yet organised ambience, not to mention, leaves a positive impression on any home buyer or guest.
6. PRUNE CONSERVATIVELY OR YOUR GARDEN COULD LOOK BARE.
Why it increases the value of your home: Overdoing the pruning process will cause more harm than good to your plants. It can make them susceptible to disease-carrying pests and ultimately shorten their lifespan. If you don’t know how to prune plants, consider hiring a gardener or a pruning services company if you want to be sure that you’ll get good results!