2020 has been a pretty strange year, to say the least. The global COVID-19 pandemic forced populations all over the world to retreat into their homes as governments imposed locked down orders. With limited opportunities to get outdoors, gardens became a blessing to those of us who had access to even the smallest of outdoor space. Some gardens likely required a bit of work after years of neglect, but beyond the value that our gardens provide to us personally, it also adds value to your property.
Whether you are planning to sell and want to get the best price for your home or just want to get the most enjoyment from your outdoor space, here are a few simple ways to add value by investing in your garden.
One easy way to improve the aesthetic of your garden without breaking the budget is to clean up the space. Simply sweeping up the fallen leaves or trimming overgrown plants can make the world of difference. Make a note of anything that needs fixing or could do with a fresh coat of paint. If you want to take your backyard organisation to the next level consider investing in a garden shed and keep all your clutter safe and out-of-sight.
Incorporate Splashes of Colour
Another low-cost investment and one which could be a bit of a fun project is by brightening things up with a few well-chosen plants. If you are a bit of a novice, start by choosing low maintenance pot plants. Choosing the right plants will also catch the eye of potential buyers and present your home in a positive light.
Create Tranquility With a Water Features
Stand out from the crowd and add an element of tranquility to your garden with a small water feature. Some of these might require a bigger budget and some extra effort in terms of set-up, but once in place, a water feature can have a really positive impact on your outdoor space.
Invest In an Outdoor Dining Space
What better way to enjoy your garden and the fresh air than with a little al fresco dining? Choosing good quality outdoor furniture will transform your garden into a great place for entertaining. It’s also wise to think in terms of weather if you want to improve the longevity of garden furniture. Patio covers will protect your investment pieces from the elements, be it the sun or rains. Salt Lake city homeowners in need of new awnings will find plenty of competitive options on the market.
Build a Summerhouse
Additional structures within the boundaries of a property are known to boost market values. If you’ve got a little extra cash to splash why not build a little summerhouse. It also provides a great little escape for those difficult days.
If you are fortunate enough to have a little outdoor space on your property, be sure to invest and use it to its full potential. A few strategic investments to improve your garden can have huge benefits both in terms of the property’s resale value and in allowing you and your family greater enjoyment.